Fox News contributor Joe Concha said Wednesday that Vice President Kamala Harris’ Central American trip has been “a profound disaster” and her handling of the border crisis will impair any presidential run in 2024.
“You talk to any Democrat who watched what we witnessed with the vice president visiting Central America and particularly that interview with Lester Holt where Holt actually pressed her on why haven’t you been to the border and she says, ‘Well, I haven’t been to Europe either, I don’t understand your point,’ cackle: his was a profound disaster,” Concha told host Harris Faulkner on Fox News’ “The Faulkner Focus.”
Concha argued that Harris won’t be able to solve the border crisis “and this will give almost certainly the House back to the GOP in 2022 and really diminishes her chances to be the 2024 nominee if [President] Joe Biden decides not to run.” (RELATED: ‘Like Giving Whiskey And Car Keys To A Teenager’: Sen. Kennedy Mocks Giving Guatemala Taxpayer Money)
“And this isn’t just Republicans saying that,” Concha insisted.
The Hill columnist noted that Biden passed the responsibility of trying “to fix the problem at the border” to Harris and it has proven to be a difficult task. “It’s not a problem, it’s not a crisis; it’s a catastrophe,” Concha said. Harris’ previous statements that illegal immigration should be legal or comparing Immigration Customs and Excise (ICE) to the Ku Klux Klan indicate that she has “no interest in fixing ” the border crisis, he continued. (RELATED: Failure Of Action’: Lara Logan Says Biden Wants To ‘Obliterate Immigration Law’ And ‘Open The Border’)
Concha also suggested that Harris’ aversion to visit the border speaks volumes about her motivation. “You cannot fix something you don’t see. And if you don’t talk to border officials and you don’t see those migrant facilities and all those kids in cages that she described when she last went to the border which was a grand gesture in terms of the conditions there.”
Harris stated that migrants should not enter the U.S. illegally while visiting Guatemala to address the “root” causes of mass migration. Meanwhile, White House press secretary Jen Psaki has blamed the Trump administration for the surge of illegal immigrants at the border.