Vice President Kamala Harris, whom President Joe Biden tasked with managing the border crisis, is finally going to help secure a national border.
Just not in the United States.
What are the details?
Harris jetted off to Germany on Thursday to meet with European leaders and help bolster border security in Ukraine. While attending the Munich Security Conference, Harris will meet about one dozen heads of state, including Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, and leaders of the Baltic states, the Associated Press reported.
With an estimated 150,000 troops along Ukraine's border, Biden said this week that he expects Russia to invade Ukraine within several days.
"I’m in Munich, Germany to lead the U.S. delegation at the Munich Security Conference. Tomorrow I will join other world leaders to underscore our commitments to our allies and partners, and demonstrate our unity in the face of Russian aggression on Ukraine’s borders," Harris explained on Twitter.
What was the reaction?
Harris was brutally mocked over the purpose of her trip — to help bolster security along Ukraine's borders by diplomatically easing tensions and decreasing the likelihood of war in eastern Europe — given that Harris abdicated her responsibility to secure America's southern border.
Last March, Biden appointed Harris to lead the Biden administration's response to the border crisis, which resulted in nearly 2 million migrant arrests in 2021. Unfortunately, it took nearly 100 days after Biden's appointment for Harris to visit the southern border; that visit was to El Paso, a Texas city hundreds of miles away from the epicenter of the border crisis.
- "She’s the undisputed expert on open borders," Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) mocked.
- "If she treats Ukraine’s border like she has our southern border she’ll propose paying invading Russians," conservative radio host Dana Loesch mocked.
- "It would be great if Kamala Harris did her job and secured our southern border before flying to Ukraine to help secure theirs!" Rep. Mary Miller (R-Ill.) said.
- "She can’t even secure our own border," Rep. Carlos Gimenez (R-Fla.) pointed out.
- "Democrats are willing to fly across the planet to protect anyone else’s border but our own," one person observed.
- "Wrong Border," another person observed.
- "Did she ever go to OUR border????" one person wondered.
- "Does she ever plan to fly to Arizona, New Mexico, or Texas to help secure America’s border, or nah?" another person questioned.
- "Only in the United States do our elected officials feel more of an obligation to other countries’ borders than our own," one person said.
- "She’s 0-1 at securing borders so far. Sorry Ukraine!" one person mocked.
- "Broke: Secure the southern border. Woke: Open borders. Bespoke: Open borders while securing the border of a nation 5,600 miles away," another person mocked.
- "The search continues for a border she can actually secure," another person mocked.
While Harris looks abroad to bolster her border-securing résumé, the Department of Homeland Security reported nearly 154,000 migrant encounters at the southern U.S. border last month, meaning the border crisis in American remains alive and well.