The border trip was merely a photo opportunity for VP Harris.
Many Americans, including leftie politicians, urged Harris to head to the border to show that she is serious about the issue. Democrats know that the border crisis will harm them at the next election.
My fellow Republicans and I have accurately pointed out that the border is open. We are watching drug and human smuggling dramatically increase due to the open-border policy of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
By not going to the Rio Grande Valley, where there are more than 3,000 people a day surrendering to Border Patrol agents, Harris demonstrates clearly that her photo op in El Paso was simply to check the box. She believes her hour and a half long visit will quiet the criticism of her failure to journey to the border.
And, even at that, if former President Trump had not announced his own border trip, Harris would never have gone to the border. She was named border czar more than three months ago but couldn’t be bothered to show up at the scene of her administration’s policy crime.
It was amazing to see how quickly after the Trump announcement that Harris declared she would also head to the border.
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But she is decidedly incurious about a very serious problem.
Since Joe Biden dismantled the policies that had brought the border under operational control, approximately one million people have entered or attempted to cross our southern border.
Drugs have poured across the border. Even with record seizures, I am told that we are stopping less than 10% to 15% of the drugs.
And that means there is more availability of highly addictive and toxic drugs. That means, and the data seems to show, that deaths by opioid overdoses are increasing to record levels.
How many people have died due to this scourge since Biden and Harris decided not to enforce our laws and secure our border?