Warning: 'Backpedal in Progress!' Apparently Kamala Harris Is NOT 'Doing the Border'

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Last week, Biden announced that Kamala Harris would “lead our efforts” with Mexico and “Northern Triangle” countries on his “not-a-crisis” border crisis, calling Harris “the most qualified person to do it” — with the first “it” being “stemming the flow of ‘irregular migrants’ [LOL] to the U.S.”

Biden said on Wednesday, per The Hill: (emphasis mine)

“I have asked her, the VP, today, because she is the most qualified person to do it, to lead our efforts with Mexico and the Northern Triangle and the countries that are going to need help in stemming the movement of so many folks, stemming the migration to our southern border.”

A White House official later reiterated Biden’s comments — to a T.

“She’ll work first on the goal of stemming the flow of irregular migrants to the U.S. [..] but at the same time, the real goal is to establish a strategic partnership with these countries based on respect and shared values.”

Again, “[t]he focus in the near term will be on stemming the flow of migrants to the U.S.,” the official said, “a process that will include securing the border, providing a surge in humanitarian assistance, and creating legal pathways for migrants to come to the U.S.”

Clear as a bell to you? Me, too. Just as it was clear as a bell to the New York Times’ homeland security correspondent Zolan Kanno-Youngs, among innumerable others.

“NEW – VP HARRIS is tapped to address the root causes of migration as Dems and Reps call for swift action at the border where nearly 5,000 children and teenagers are detained in border detention facilities.”

Combined with Biden’s sounded like a done deal.

Yeah, well, you, me, Zolan, and a bunch of other people were apparently mistaken.

According to Harris spokesperson Symone Sanders — via Breitbart News White House correspondent Charlie Spiering — Cackles is not “doing the border.”

Spiering also tweeted Sanders’s full quote:

“I will just reiterate that the @VP is not doing the border. The president asked the vice president to take on the diplomatic efforts with Mexico and countries of the North Triangle to address the root causes of migration.”

Got that, America? Did Sanders reiterate that clearly enough for you? Cackles is not “doing the border.” She is “taking on diplomatic efforts.”

Moreover? This, on Friday night, from L.A. Times White House reporter Noah Bierman.

“Kamala Harris spox Symone Sanders tells press pool that @VP has no trips to the border “in the near future,” reinforcing that her job is “the root causes” of migration from Northern Triangle countries.”

Not even close to what Biden and the White House said.

Determining “the root causes of migration from Northern Triangle countries,” versus “work[ing] first on the goal of stemming the flow of irregular migrants to the U.S.”

So who’s lying, confused, backpedaling like a madman, or all three?

But, hey — it’s not like Cackles isn’t taking her new assignment seriously.

As Charlie Spiering tweeted, shortly after she was put in charge of the Biden Border Crisis, Harris traveled to Connecticut to visit a Boys Girls club to shill for the Pelosi Payback (COVID “stimulus package.”

The Democrat Party. Nobody does “symbolism over substance” better.

Whether Cackles is “doing the border,” or not.

H/T ~ Twitchy