It’s been an inexplicable 24 days and counting that Vice President Kamala Harris has not visited the U.S. southern border or detention facilities since President Joe Biden announced she’ll be the Administration’s point person handling the immigration and humanitarian crisis.
Harris’ glaring absence at the border and U.S. detention facilities that house thousands of illegal immigrants and unaccompanied minors is a political misstep. She is squandering a golden opportunity to demonstrate leadership to the American people and convince voters, on both sides of the aisle, she’s capable of being president someday.
Instead of taking a backseat from her new role by exploring the root cause of mass migration from Mexico and the northern triangle countries, Harris should be in the driver’s seat assembling an all-star team of immigration and homeland security experts, child welfare advocates and humanitarian professionals to address the spiraling crisis.
Harris should then hold a press conference outlining her plan to fix the myriad problems unfolding at the southern border and child detention facilities that Democrats used to call “cages.” Next, she should visit the border and detention facilities in Texas, California, Arizona and elsewhere with her team — and press in tow — to document her problem-solving skills to the American people.
That type of hands-on leadership is something she could and should highlight when she runs for president in 2024, if not sooner, should Biden fail to serve out his four-year term.
It goes without saying that one of the basic job requirements to be president of the United States is the ability to lead, manage the government and solve complex problems while keeping America safe. Harris should be illustrating those critical skills right now, given the mushrooming immigration crisis at hand while keeping in mind that our country has never elected a female president.
As such, Harris is missing a ripe opportunity to show voters she has the chops to sit in the big chair someday.
What is she afraid of?
The reality is if the vice president can’t handle securing the U.S. border, stemming the massive tide of illegal immigration and drug and human trafficking, then she’s unfit to be commander in chief. That’s something the GOP will be quick to point out in future political ads, the upcoming midterm elections and 2024 presidential debates.
If Harris has political instincts, she’d visit the border and detention centers immediately to ensure unauthorized immigrants and children in U.S. custody — on the Biden and Harris administration’s watch — are being treated properly and humanely. This would impress voters and bolster her image as a “take charge” kind of leader versus someone that turns a blind eye to child exploitation and other reported horrors.
The American people have seen the highly disturbing video of a smuggler dropping two young migrant children over a 14-foot barrier near Santa Teresa, New Mexico, this month, plunging a toddler and another child to the ground. We’ve seen the heartbreaking video captured by a U.S. Border Patrol officer of the sobbing, terrified 10-year-old boy wandering alone after being abandoned by coyotes while crossing the Rio Grande in Texas. And we’ve heard enough of the scores of undocumented immigrants being physically and sexually assaulted, or worse, en route to the United States.
But that’s not all.
At a stunning news conference last week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that an investigation is underway about troubling reports of child abuse at a San Antonio detention facility housing over 1,300 migrant minors. “Earlier today the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, separately received tips that alleged child abuse and neglect at the San Antonio migrant facility,” said Abbott.
“Abbott said there were four complaints; claiming child sex abuse at the facility, understaffing, children not eating and the failure to separate children with or without COVID-19,” reported NEWS4SA. “In short, this facility is a health and safety nightmare,” Abbott stressed.
Harris’ failure to see firsthand what’s going in this facility and others on U.S. soil damages the Democratic narrative that they are the party of immigrants. Voters will have a hard time believing that whopper come the midterms and beyond when undocumented children are reportedly being abused and neglected on the Biden and Harris administration’s watch.
Bottom line: Kamala Harris should be taking charge of the immigration crisis not hiding from it. A failure to rise to the occasion and fix the problems at hand won’t impress voters next election cycle.
Adriana Cohen is a nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate. To find out more about Adriana Cohen and read her past columns, please visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at www.creators.com.
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“Kamala Harris’ Failed Leadership Test”
Betrayal Biden has betrayed our country and our citizens.
The Socialist Democrat Party has become our country’s
most destructive and deadliest ENEMY. 👿
The socialists democrats are in fact the most dangerous enemy this country faces today, led of course by Pelosi, and her stooges Crying Chuckie Schumer, senile Biden, and useless Harris. Unless they are stopped they will destroy this nation, and be the cause of that second civil/race war that people have been expecting for several years now. It could also be called our second war for independence from an unjust government.
Failed?? SHE would have had to TRY, to fail.. SHE HAS NOT EVEN TRIED to lead.!
She isn’t qualified to be Vice President according to the Constitution!! She is an “Anchor Baby” therefore not born of American Citizen parents!!! Her Father was a slave trader and owned slave in Jamaica, Her mom was from India , they were not Married when Kamala was born nor were they American citizens or even green card holders!!! They were apparently Illegal when Kamala was born!!! By Constitutional Law, she cannot be an elected federal official!! She lives off the time she spent with the help (and apparent service) she gave to Com Willie Brown of San Francisco while he was married!!!
THE left didnt care about that, cause of OBAMA.. So why would they care for harris.
She more than failed the class test…… willie brown and ? And ? And ? Now we have VP marie laveau……. all the men gone and she ain’t making you rich
Leaders are not born but Created. The best get created by the CREATER, but this one got put together with a hank of sniffed hair and a piece of chewed bone by one who reflects the great Consumer himself
Those words of your describing Kamala Harris’ reminds me of the old 1965 song,” HONEY COMB.” ‘ A Hank of Hair & a Piece of bone….” Sang By Jimmy Rogers
does anyone honestly believe that this person who can’t keep her legs crossed when it comes to money or power is qualified or competent to represent and act in the interests of Americans??
IMO I don’t think a SINGLE ONE OF THESE demented Commucrats, whether mayors, or senators, are “Qualified’ to lead..
She hasn’t been to the border because all is going according to the plan
Exactly. THE PLAN TO bork over this nation via inundating it with invaders.
First-NEVER under any circumstances refer to Kamala On-Her-Back Harris as Vice President. People who steal elections aren’t entitled to be called anything but a criminal!
Second-The only thing that Kamala On-Her-Back Harris is qualified to lead is Willie Brown by the nose. That hypocritical black racist Communist witch couldn’t lead her way to the bathroom in her own home!
Unless she can do it flat on her back with her legs in the air, it’s not getting done.
Old mattress back is more concerned about getting a piece (pun intended) of chocolate cake and spending tax payer money to renovate the people’s house that we let the real Vice President use
Kamala has already proved her leadership ability, as far as liberals are concerned, she’s the first women of color to be vice president.
That is what happens when you pick someone based on skin color instead of abilities. There a thousands of Qualified women of non-light skin that are qualified, but, they kept their legs closed so didn’t get considered! Mayber she got chosen because the liberals liked her laugh. That is ALL she has done so far when asked about her plans.
TO the left, skin color or gender/sex, is all they care about. NOT QUALIFICATIONS.
exploring the root cause of mass migration from Mexico and the northern triangle countries
The root cause of mass migration from the Northern Triangle countries is because they are socialist, centrally run dictatorships. But Bernie, AOC, and her squad certainly don’t want that said out loud.
THE ROOT cause, is WE ARE too bloody weak on not just the illegals entering our nation, but on the CORPORATIONS, businesses and individuals HELPING THEM.
During her brief and highly ineffective 2020 presidential campaign, Kamala Harris clearly demonstrated that she lacks both the ability to lead effectively and make wise decisions so it should come as no surprise that Harris would fail miserably in her role as Biden’s point person to handle the serious immigration crisis created by the Biden administration’s deliberate failure to control our southern border. If Harris runs for president in 2024, her campaign’s motto should be: ” Vote for me and I’ll try not to keep screwing up.”
LEAD?!?! Politicians today don’t lead! Leading means standing in front of the crown and saying, “LET’S GO!” Politicians today stand in the back and SCREAM, “GIT!” There are a FEW exceptions but DARNED FEW! This particular person wouldn’t know leadership if it smacked her in the back of the head!
Harris is an open borders supporter. She knows exactly what is going on at the border and doesn’t care.
What will the world think of us if that cackle becomes Commander-in-Chief! Addressing the U.N. general assembly?
UN, you mean the largest organized criminal operation in the history of the world?
ITS certainly the most USELESS…
Difference between a hyena laugh and one by a particular human; the hyena laugh has more meaning, is sincere and does obtain the attention of others. The human is just an imitation hyena.
Could there have been a worse choice for “first woman VP” a geriatric heartbeat away from the Presidency than cackling mean girl Kamala? She can’t follow her career strategy and fornicate her way into success in domestic or foreign policy.
At least he didn’t select HILLARY!
Lets ask Father Michael Pfleger what he thinks about that, “At least he didn’t select HILLARY! ” Kamala Harris, Just a Heart beat away from being president!
HRC would be my choice as the worst choice for anything except mafia boss, head if ‘murder inc.”.
She’s never been a leader, just a HACK!
What is scary is that the democRATS will do everything possible to try to make her president. Clueless, leaderless, a racist who looks like an idiot when she’s asked (the few times she’s is) a real question or a solution to a problem. Our enemies are loving it that an alzheimers president with his immature sidekick who is lost along with the ones in charge.
WITH how things are already appearing, for all we know she is ACTING in that role..
fromo1946 on 11:29 am April 18, 2021 at 11:29 am
” She’s never been a leader, just a HACK!” Can you say ” President Joe Biden…”Somewhere, a village is missing their idiot…s”
By taking the job as Vice President she has bitten off more than she can chew. She is lost. She is nothing more than a shameless grandstander with a superiority complex and no leadership skills. Welfare checks and food stamps played a big part in getting her elected Senator and getting her and Joe elected President and Vice President. Seems to me that the voters that work for a living are being outnumbered by the freeloaders that vote for a living.
There is a misconception that she has leadership ability, I am not sure that is the case, difficult to gain leadership ability by sleeping your way up the ladder.
Love that picture. A little paint and we have our next Joker. Unfortunately, this mattress back tramp may wind up occupying our nations White House. The whole situation makes me want to puke.
Pity we don’t have a proper bruce wayne/batman, to take OUT This joker..
Somebody put a sock in that Cackling witches mouth and send the traitor back to wherever she came from !!!!!!!!!!!!
” Kamala Harris, ” Could be America’s first woman to become President, what a scary thought!… PRESIDENT ” Kamala Harris, ”
Which makes me wonder, WILL AMERICA ever get a female in power, who was JUST AS GOOD FOR our nation, as Thatcher was for the UK??
IMO NO. Because i’ve YET To see a single female in office, i’ve ever thought was worth a dam, other than palin.
She is a shining example of failure. If I’m wrong show me examples of her glaring accomplishments.
Reply to mrickyridge Apparatchiki , Kamala Harris, is laying in wait for ” old Joe Biden,” to go to his reward and then she will be the president an then she, along with fellow communists will carry out her plans.
Who is the president and who is the Vice president, Kamala Harris, or Joe Biden…. The question always has been, who is the president and who is the vice president in the Democrat parties most recent election in which Joe Biden was elected President and Kamala Harris was supposed to be the Vice President. But even President elect, Joe Biden seemed to have some doubts when he, himself said that Kamala Harris was the president. We can’t be assured who is running the show but we do know that its not Joe Biden that is carrying the socialists water for them.