Is Harris Trying To Distance Herself From Biden Border Crisis?

Published June 1, 2021 495 Views
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BERTRAND: "Yeah, so back in March when President Biden first announced that Vice President Harris would be taking on this assignment, dealing with stemming migration to the southern border from these Northern Triangle countries, there was a lot of confusion surrounding what her role would actually be. Was it going to be a border assignment where she was actually responsible for stemming the tide of migrants to the border and surging resources there and making sure that this was a more manageable situation, or was she going to be focused more on the root causes of migration that were actually driving people to the border in the first instance? Well, Republicans kind of seized on that confusion and they made it seem as though Vice President Harris was going to be the new border czar, that she was going to be responsible and be the envoy to the border and be responsible essentially for all of the problems that arise there. And so when her team kind of saw this being mischaracterized by some media outlets and by Republicans and questions swirling about whether she herself was going to visit the border in her new capacity, they kind of were dismayed by this because her role was always going to be focusing on these Northern Triangle countries and the root causes of this.”

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