World Chris Wallace Says Kamala Harris Proposed 'No Answers' on Immigrant 'Flood' After Border Trip
Dem Rep. Cuellar says he has not heard from VP Harris on border visit
Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar on Saturday said he had not heard from the office of Vice President Kamala Harris after he invited her to visit to the southern border -- while suggesting the administration’s policies were at least partly to blame for the crisis. Cuellar, who represents Texas' 28th Congressional District, which includes 300 miles of the U.S. southern border, invited Harris to the border earlier this week. DEMOCRATIC REP.
Fox News anchor Chris Wallace said that while Vice Presidentfinally visited the U.S-Mexico border, she and the White House have still not proposed any answers to ongoing migrant "flood" flowing across the border.
Harris, who Republican critics for months mockingly called "border czar," toured a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility Friday before she met with staff and five migrant girls aged nine to sixteen. Harris described the migrants she met at the border as hopeful and optimistic. GOP lawmakers have blasted Presidentand Harris since they entered the White House for seemingly avoiding the surge in migrants at the border.
White House: 'Appropriate time' for Kamala Harris border visit after VP dismissed it as 'grand gesture'
The White House on Wednesday said it is the "appropriate time" for Vice President Kamala Harris to make the trip to the U.S.-Mexico border, maintaining that timing is not driven by former President Donald Trump's upcoming visit.Harris is set to visit El Paso, Texas, Friday with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, amid mounting criticism from Republicans for not having visited the border after her appointment by President Biden to handle the "root causes" of migration more than 90 days ago.
Wallace responded to Harris' first trip to the Mexican border since she became vice president, although Harris had previously visited the border as a California senator. He said Harris has still failed to produce any tangible answers about how to solve tens of thousands of migrants crossing the border illegally each month. Thehost said Harris' visit appeared to be more about checking off a symbolic box than providing actual solutions to the migrant crisis.
"Well, we did hear one solution. And that is that nobody is going to be able to ask Kamala Harris, 'why haven't you been to the border yet,'" Wallace said during a Fox News panel discussion about the border Saturday.
"She has now been to the border. So she took care of that. But on the question which I think most Americans are asking, which is how are we going to prevent hundreds of thousands of people from coming across the border illegally as they have since Joe Biden became president, there really were no answers there," Wallace said.
Kamala Harris rep denies Trump-GOP pressure forced VP into Friday's border trip
Kamala Harris rep denies Trump-GOP pressure forced VP into Friday's border tripKamala Harris rep denies Trump-GOP pressure forced VP into Friday's border trip
"She did talk about root causes, she did talk about reforms at the border. But there was nothing that was going to turn off the spigot and stop this flood of illegal immigrants coming across the border, which started when Joe Biden lifted some of the restrictions of the Trump era on people coming across, especially unaccompanied minors," he continued.
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Wallace said Harris still has much to accomplish in terms of the border crisis.
"The problem with the root causes, and ultimately it's kind of self-evident, the reason people make the long trip from Guatemala or Honduras or El Salvador, or even Mexico, is because they think the situation is going to be better in this country than it is in their country. That's obvious," he said.
Several GOP critics of the Democratic administration who have for months demanded that Harris pay the border a visit found ways to criticize her Friday venture to Texas.
Harris, while finally visiting the border, touts 'extreme progress' in tackling migrant surge
Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday finally made her long-awaited trip to the southern border, after months of criticism for not visiting since being tapped to lead the efforts to end the crisis, touting what she called "extreme progress" by the administration on tackling the migrant surge. Harris visited El Paso, Texas, nearly 100 days after being appointed by President Biden to lead the diplomatic efforts to tackle the root causes of the crisis at the southern border that has seen hundreds of thousands of migrants hitting the border in recent months.
"Kamala Harris is avoiding the epicenter of the #BidenBorderCrisis border crisis. This is the reality of their failed policies and lack of solutions," tweeted Texas Republican Senatoron Friday, sharing photographs of hundreds of migrants packed together inside border detention facilities.
Newsweek reached out to the White House for any additional remarks Saturday morning.
'Clueless' Kamala Harris blasted for not visiting 'epicenter' of border crisis .
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who is set to visit the border on Wednesday with former President Donald Trump, argued on Sunday that Harris "didn't talk to Texans whose homes have been invaded, who've had guns brandished against them, whose property has been destroyed by gangs & cartel members coming across the border."TEXAS CONGRESSMAN GONZALES REACTS TO HARRIS VISITING BORDER IN EL PASO: ‘NOW WHAT?’