No turning back! Is Kamala Harris at a point of no return for public appearances

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Suppose President Biden decides not to run for the presidency in 2024. In that case, that means Kamala will be the Democrat’s “golden goose,” which will be the fatal blow for the Democrat’s chances for a successful presidential run. 


Facts

Thanksgiving marks five months since Vice President Kamala Harris has publicly visited the southern border.

Harris, the Biden administration’s lead on stemming the migration to our southern border, was last seen at the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) processing facility in El Paso, Texas, on June 25.

When Biden attempted to get Harris to handle the border crisis speech on March 24, Biden stated, “I’ve asked her, the VP, today- because she’s the most qualified person to do it- to lead our efforts with Mexico and the Northern Triangle and the countries that help – are going to need help in stemming the movement of so many folks, stemming the migration to our southern border.

His speech focused on the VP’s role in addressing “root causes” through overseeing policy. However, Harris has been under fire from lawmakers like Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and conservative commentators like Joe Concha for not doing enough to stem the tide.

In a November 18 interview with ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos, Harris took a moment to clarify this role and address her critics for one of the first times in months. 

“We can’t flip a switch and make it better. The reality is that we inherited an immigration system that was deeply broken,” she said. “On the root causes piece, what we’re looking at is. Frankly, people don’t want to leave home. And when they do, it’s because of two reasons. Either they’re fleeing some harm or staying at home. They cannot satisfy the needs of their families.”

Details

Over the past five months, Harris’ media appearances have been limited. When she does appear on TV, she often addresses a vast number of issues rather than solely focusing on immigration. 

At times, she has attempted to avoid answering questions on the issue outright, like during a November 12 appearance in Paris.

While on a trip to focus on European matters, a reporter asked Harris to comment on how the politicized migrant encampment at the border of Poland-Belarus compared to what was happening at the border of the U.S. and Mexico. Harris avoided mentioning the situation facing America, only expressing concern over the crisis in Poland and Belarus. 

This is not the first occurrence either. When the images of Border Patrol officials on horseback responding to encampments of thousands of Haitian migrants with whips in hand. She stated she supported a DHS investigation into the incident and stressed the need to focus on the reasons why the migrants had left their country, to begin with. Stating, “They don’t want to leave home.”

She then compared the behavior of CBP agents pictured on horseback corralling Haitian migrants away from the U.S border with the historical treatment of slaves and Indigenous Americans. If she were spearheading the border crisis, she would know exactly what is going on within the border.

Harris was also criticized in September for traveling to California to campaign for Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom while Californians were still stranded in Afghanistan.

In August, The LA Times, Harris’ hometown paper that previously lionized her, published a story headlined, “Kamala Harris has touted her on Afghanistan policy. Now, she owns it too,” knocking her in the botched execution of Biden’s military withdrawal.

Despite this consistency, Harris’ name continues to surface among those unsatisfied with the administration’s handling of immigration, often resulting in her being painted as an inactive vice president.

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