Harris Finally Decides to Head to Border Just over a Week after Trump Announced Visit
VP makes decision months after being tapped for the role
Kamala Harris has finally decided to visit the United States-Mexico border after months of being tapped for the role of tackling the immigration crisis.
But her decision comes just over a week after Donald Trump announced that he is scheduled to make an official visit.
According to Poltico, Harris “will make a stop in El Paso, Texas on Friday, according to sources familiar with the trip. She is expected to be accompanied by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.”
But no details have been revealed about Harris's planned visit.
It now appears Harris has been forced to visit the border in order to beat Donald Trump, which some say is motivated by optics.
“Harris’ trip comes just days before former President Donald Trump is set to visit the border,” Politico noted.
“Trump will be joined on that trip by Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott and a group of House Republicans.”
Harris was put in charge of the border way back in February.
In April, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said Harris repeatedly ignored his invitations to tour the state's border facilities.
"I guess if you were a philosopher, you would say no response is a very loud response because we’ve not received any response," Brnovich told Fox Business host Dagen McDowell.
Trump blasted both Biden and Harris for their poor response to the situation at the border.
"The Biden Administration inherited from me the strongest, safest, and most secure border in U.S history," Trump said.
"In mere weeks, they turned it into the single worst border crisis in U.S history,” he added.
"We went from having border security that was the envy of the world to a lawless border that is now pitied around the world."
"Biden and Harris have handed control of our border over to cartels, criminals, and coyotes."
"Drug dealers, MS-13 gang members, human smugglers, sex traffickers, and the criminal elements of the world now have free reign."
"Hospitals and schools are getting crushed, and public health is being sacrificed all in service of a radical left anti-borders agenda."
"Our brave border agents and courageous ICE officers have been illegally stopped from doing their jobs."