After more than 90 days in charge of the immigration crisis at the southern border, Vice President Kamala Harris arrived in Texas and bluntly said this is “not my first trip”.
This Friday, June 25, a reporter approached her and asked her why it had taken her so long to visit the border, to which she bluntly responded: “It’s not my first trip, I’ve been to the border many times,” although she did not clarify if she was referring to the trips she made in the past as a senator.
Harris’ striking statement raises questions as to whether she had previously concealed a trip to Texas, since she had previously said that it was not necessary to go because her duties were purely diplomatic.
In March, Kamala Harris was appointed by Biden to lead diplomatic outreach and combat the “root causes” of increased migration. As of this Friday, she decided to go to the border in El Paso to visit a processing center, a Border Patrol facility and receive an operational briefing.
This is not the first time that Kamala Harris’ statements have raised some eyebrows about her lack of transparency in dealing with the border crisis. On June 8th Harris also claimed that she had already been to the southern border, however, so far there are no records of that alleged trip.
“I, at some point, you know, we go to the border. We have been to the border,” Harris responded at that time to journalist Lester Holt.