“Border Czar” Kamala Goes 20 Days Without a News Conference
Fox News Staff
More media outlets appear to be taking notice of the vice president’s silence regarding her border-related duties.
Vice President Kamala Harris’ relative silence regarding the topics of immigration and border security — since taking on an oversight role on those issues — continued Monday as detractors sharpened their criticism.
Newt Gingrich said on “Fox & Friends” Monday that the border crisis was not a mistake and that Harris was put in charge because they knew she wouldn’t do anything to fix the situation.
“They want the border to be open. Go back and look at the presidential primary debates,” he said. “They are all in favor of open borders. They are all in favor of eliminating ICE. They are all in favor of eliminating any threat to sanctuary cities.”
It was the 20th day she went without holding a news conference regarding her duties on the issues, since receiving the assignment from President Biden.
Late Monday, she took to Twitter to comment on the Daunte Wright shooting. Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was fatally shot during an encounter with Minnesota police on Sunday, which sparked violent clashes between protesters and police.
“Prayers are not enough,” she tweeted. “Daunte Wright should still be with us. While an investigation is underway, our nation needs justice and healing, and Daunte’s family needs to know why their child is dead—they deserve answers.”
On Sunday, Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan argued that the reason the press is not allowed to visit migrant facilities is because the Biden administration does not “want the American people to know what’s going on.”
Jordan made the comment on “Sunday Morning Futures” during an exclusive interview with host Maria Bartiromo following a recent trip to the U.S. southern border where he toured a migrant facility in Donna, Texas.
“If the press were allowed in, the Border Patrol agents would tell them exactly what they told us, namely that the reason for this is because of the policy that Joe Biden has now adopted, which is we’re not going to keep people in Mexico, the policy that President Trump had,” the Ohio congressman added.