As we previously reported, Kamala Harris has finally been forced into going to the border after President Donald Trump said he would be going there on June 30.
But as we also explained, Harris will be going to the El Paso area. While there are still some issues there, it’s not the Rio Grande Valley, much further south, where the crisis really is.
Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX), a Democrat who has been calling for months for the Biden team to listen to the people in the Rio Grande Valley, to him, and to law enforcement that is overwhelmed, had a few things to say about Harris’ announced trip. It wasn’t good and he wasn’t shy about expressing his feelings on the matter. He called her visit to El Paso a “politically safe” trip, a “check the box” kind of trip.
Democrat Rep. Henry Cuellar (who represents a border district):
"Kamala Harris is taking a politically safe trip to the border"
He calls her trip a "check the box" trip pic.twitter.com/1k2UpuXbxY
— Chris Martin (@chrisjdmartin) June 24, 2021
In other words, she’s not really trying to get answers. If she was, she’d be talking to him and visiting where the problem really is, in his district. She hasn’t talked to him or other local people. She hasn’t even spoken to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. She just wants the issue to go away so people can stop criticizing her over it.
Now, as we previously reported, when Kamala was on her trip to Guatemala and Mexico, she said that if you want to fix a problem, you have to go to where the problem is and listen to the people.
Kamala Harris, who still hasn’t been to the border: “if you want to fix a problem, you have to go to where the problem exists” pic.twitter.com/rkt3fhRl6P
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 8, 2021
“I almost believe that if you want to fix a problem, you have to go where the problem exists,” Harris declares. “If you want to address the needs of a people, you must meet those people. You must spend time with those people. Because the only way to fix the problem, is to understand the problem.”
She went to Guatemala and the president there told her the massive influx at the border was due to the Biden/Harris policies. She doesn’t want to go to the Rio Grande because the people there will say the same thing. Not to mention, then the media following her will see how bad the problem really is. She wants to pick the area that’s in better condition so it doesn’t look as problematic for the media.
But, hey, she’ll get her photo op, media will lap it up, and then they can avoid answering further on it, as the crisis continues, while Cuellar and the others are left having to deal with the mess that remains.