LARAMIE, WY – The Western Sheriffs Association is calling on President Biden to remove Vice President Kamala Harris as his representative handling immigration problems at the southern border, issuing a “no confidence” vote in the Vice President’s ability to manage the crisis.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 17, 2022
The Association said the Vice President has failed in her responsibilities to secure the border. In a the resolution, the Association wrote:
“Since her appointment, we have seen her policies enacted that are focused on her personal and political ideologies that only serve to dismantle the security of our country and the enforcement efforts of the hard-working federal officers assigned to an extremely difficult task.
“We call on President Joe Biden to take the appropriate steps to remove Vice President Kamala Harris from her leadership position and appoint a new leader who can recognize, respect, and enforce the rule of law for the safety and security of our nation,” added the group that represents 17 states west of the Mississippi River.”
The Western Sheriffs Association delivered a unanimous vote of “No Confidence” in Vice President Kamala Harris’s handling of the migration crisis that’s slammed the U.S. border.https://t.co/kblO2KUv56
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) March 17, 2022
In March 2021, President Biden tapped Vice President Harris to lead the White House effort to tackle the migration challenge at the U.S. southern border and work with Central American nations to address the root causes of the problem.
Announcing the appointment, Biden said:
“I can think of nobody who is better qualified to do this. When she speaks, she speaks for me. She doesn’t have to check with me.”
Since her appointment, she has rarely visited the border and has been absent during border crisis incidents. There is little indication the Vice President has any interest in immigration or border operations.
Sheriffs want VP Kamala Harris dumped as ‘border czar’ and vote ‘no confidence’
'Continued rhetoric and intellectual dishonesty from Vice President Harris' draws unanimous no confidence vote from the Western Sheriffs’ Association.https://t.co/eyODSlC3vq pic.twitter.com/GRJj6STCVG
— Paul Bedard (@SecretsBedard) March 16, 2022
The Western Sheriffs Association said the Biden administration is failing in its duty to control the border and stem the flow of drugs and human trafficking into the United States:
“Sheriffs are concerned about the challenges created by the current illegal immigration crisis. The singular focus on the humanitarian effort for those that have entered our country illegally is a distraction engineered to further the goals of the criminal enterprises.
“Current border security measures have little effect on the smuggling and trafficking of humans, contraband, and illegal drugs moving across our borders, forcing local law enforcement to prepare for and respond to the continuing threats of violence, drug smuggling, and exploitation.
“This situation, aggravated by transnational criminals who facilitate and often accompany the movement of illegal immigrants, causes great concern for sheriffs. With little to no information, financial assistance, or physical support from the federal government, sheriffs are struggling to understand the threats and risks to their counties.”
Since March 2021, when Joe Biden named Harris his border czar for border crisis, Harris visited border region just ONCE – in June when she spent a FEW HOURS in El Paso, Texas, Just to make an appearance for show before flying to her Los Angeles Mansion for rest of that weekend. pic.twitter.com/WYVQxKSZQF
— Kenny (@Kennykwh1120) March 13, 2022
The surge of border crossers entering the United States answering the calls for leniency by the Biden administration and many Democrats, has overwhelmed the efforts of immigration officials and border agents.
The Association said they were hopeful that the President’s appointment of the Vice President as border czar would help them coordinate with the federal government to ease the crisis, but that Kamala Harris has failed in her mission:
“Today we are witnessing a complete and total breakdown of policies compared to past years.
“After witnessing this disaster over the past year and listening to the continued rhetoric and intellectual dishonesty from Vice President Harris, the Western Sheriffs’ Association, and its membership must emphatically state our position of having NO confidence in the ability of Vice President Kamala Harris and her leadership.
“America’s sheriffs have watched in disbelief as the southern border has turned into an invisible line in the sand.”
In rare act of journalism, NBC’s Lester Holt presses Kamala Harris on failure to visit the border
June 10, 2022
The following contains editorial content written by a retired Chief of Police and current staff writer for Law Enforcement Today.
GUATEMALA- In a rare act of journalism—well kind of—NBC’s Lester Holt pressed Kamala Harris on her claim that the Biden administration has indeed visited the border in order to determine how best to solve the border crisis which has been going on for nearly five months.
In an interview that aired on NBC’s “Today” program on Tuesday, Harris claimed she is working to “identify the problem” occurring at the U.S-Mexico border to solve it.
Harris, who was put in charge of the border crisis by Joe Biden over two months ago was asked by Holt about her plans to visit the southern border.
With a straight face (well as straight as the cackling, obnoxious Harris can get), she said that the administration had indeed been to the border, while Holt pushed back that she has not.
“[T]he question that has come up, and you heard it here, and you’ll hear it again, I’m sure, is, ‘Why not visit the border? Why not see what Americans are seeing in this crisis?’” Holt asked her.
“Well, we are going to the border. We have to deal with what’s happening at the border. There’s no question about that. That’s not a debatable point. But we have to understand that there’s a reason people are arriving at our border and ask what is that reason, and then identify that problem so we can fix it,” Harris replied.
A short time later, Holt got around to pressing Harris on whether she planned on going to the border.
“Do you have plans to visit the border?” he asked Harris.
“At some point, you know, we’re going to the border. We’ve been to the border. So, this whole…thing about the border. We’ve been to the border. We’ve been to the border,” Harris, clearly flustered answered. So, what is it? You’re “going to the border” or you’ve “been to the border?”
Holt pushed back, “You haven’t been to the border.”
Engage cackling, uncomfortable laugh.
“And I haven’t been to Europe,” Harris cackled in her cackly best. “And I mean, I don’t understand the point you’re making. I’m not discounting the importance of the border.”
Dear Kamala…we don’t have a border crisis with Europe! The point Holt was making (which he refused to continue to press Harris on) was the fact that SHE was put in charge of the administration’s response to the crisis at the border and SHE has not been within 1,000 miles of the border since.
“I care about what’s happening at the border,” she added. “I’m in Guatemala because my focus is dealing with the root causes of migration. There may be some who think that that is not important, but it is my firm belief that if we care what’s happening at the border, we better care about the root causes and address them. And so, that’s what I’m doing.”
To Harris’ credit, she did go to the southern U.S. border…at 37,000 feet in Air Force Two as she flew OVER it.
Jesse Watters of Fox News had a great analogy for Harris’ ridiculous flippant statement about “root causes.”
He related what would happen if his wife came home and found there were bees in the house because he had left the door open.
“She says ‘Jesse, there’s bees in the house, do something.’ And I say, ‘I’ll take care of this. I am going to deal with root causes,’” he continued, saying he would leave the house, leaving the door open to go over to a neighbor’s house and talk to him about his beehive.
“That’s what Kamala Harris is doing. She’s wasting time at the neighbor’s house talking about a beehive. All we wanted her to do was to go to the door and close the door,” Watters continued.
Meanwhile, Fox News host Tucker Carlson accused Harris of “bribing” Central Americans to stay in their home countries, the Daily Mail reported.
“Harris flew to Guatemala to unveil her policy to address the crisis. What is it? In a word, the plan is bribery. The administration plans to spend billions of dollars to pay Latin America’s poor not to move to the United States. CNN loves the idea of course. It blames America.”
Carlson then went on to slam Harris’ blaming of everything but the real reason for the border surge—the Biden administration’s open borders rhetoric.
“Kamala Harris is no genius, but…she knows more bribes won’t work. So instead of defending her plan on the specifics, she’s taking the easier and far more familiar road…more babbling about racism, and sexism, and of course, climate change.”
He then played a clip of the feckless vice president blaming “violence against women, indigenous people, LGBTQ people, and Afro-descendants” for the influx of illegal migration to the southern border. Which is of course absurd.
She probably can’t laugh her way out of this one.
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