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'Either way, she has no business being a heartbeat away from the presidency'
Former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said that Vice President Kamala Harris, who claimed that America's southern border is secure, is either untethered from reality or outright lying, and in either case, should not be one heartbeat away from assuming the role of president.
"Kamala Harris' statement that 'we have a secure border' is further evidence that she’s either completely disconnected from reality or she's blatantly lying. Either way, she has no business being a heartbeat away from the presidency," Gabbard tweeted.
\u201cKamala Harris' statement that \u201cwe have a secure border\u201d is further evidence that she\u2019s either completely disconnected from reality or she's blatantly lying. Either way, she has no business being a heartbeat away from the presidency.\u201d— Tulsi Gabbard \ud83c\udf3a (@Tulsi Gabbard \ud83c\udf3a) 1663240332
The former lawmaker's stern rebuke comes after the vice president made the eyebrow-raising claim about the border during an interview. "The border is secure. But we also have a broken immigration system, in particular over the last four years before we came in, and it needs to be fixed," the vice president told "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd.
There have been nearly 2 million southwest land border encounters from October 2021 through July 2022, according to data posted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Todd pressed the issue, asking Harris whether she is "confident" the the nation's border is secure.
"We have a secure border, in that that is a priority for any nation including ours," Harris said, indicating that it represents a priority for the administration.
During an interview on Fox News, Democratic Sen. Joe Manhcin of West Virginia said that Harris was "dead wrong" to make the claim.
But while Harris is claiming that the nation's border is secure, a migrant outside of Harris' home at the Naval Observatory in Washington D.C. said that he had come from Venezuela to the U.S. illegally. "It's open not closed," the man said of the U.S. border while speaking to Griff Jenkins of Fox News. "It's open because we enter, we come in, free. No problem."
Illegal Immigrant Tells Fox News: "The Border Is Open”www.youtube.com
Earlier this week, Harris, a climate alarmist, boarded a gas-guzzling jet, flew to the state of New York, and delivered a speech pertaining to climate change. During her remarks on Wednesday at the University at Buffalo, Harris declared, "Your generation knows the threat of the climate crisis, because you have lived it. And for your entire lives thus far, you have seen our nation fail to act with the urgency this crisis demands."
Gabbard served as a lawmaker from Hawaii in the U.S. House of Representatives from early 2013 until early 2021 — she announced a presidential bid in 2019, but dropped out in 2020 and backed Joe Biden.
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Alex Nitzberg is a staff writer for Blaze News.