Kamala Harris border news – VP FINALLY jets off to visit El Paso as she’s trolled for being almost 100 days late

KAMALA Harris has finally jetted off to visit the border after she was trolled for being almost 100 days late.

The Vice President boarded Air Force Two on Friday morning to travel to El, Paso, Texas.

This is her first visit to the US-Mexico border since she took to the White House five months ago.

Harris has been widely slammed for her handling of the migrant crisis, where she has refused to visit the border and has even laughed when she was asked if she would take the trip.

Her trip nearly clashed with former President Donald Trump's upcoming visit, which he is set to embark on next week.

Read our Kamala Harris live blog for the latest news and updates…

  • Mollie Mansfield

    FORMER PRESIDENT SLAMS BORDER CRISIS

    The former president said that the US went from having "border security that was the envy of the world" to a "lawless border" that is pitied around the world.

    He went on to slam Biden and Kamala Harris for not visiting the Southern border or the "ICE heroes risking their lives to defend our Nation at a time when the White House is doing everything it can to make their jobs totally impossible."

  • Mollie Mansfield

    TRUMP TO VISIT BORDER NEXT WEEK

    Just last week, Trump said that he accepted an invitation to visit the nation's "decimated" southern border at the end of the month.

    "I have accepted the invitation of Texas Governor Greg Abbott to join him on an official visit to our Nation's decimated Southern Border on Wednesday, June 30, 2021," a statement announcing his trip said.

  • Mollie Mansfield

    TRUMP TROLLS HARRIS

    Donald Trump trolled Kamala Harris and said she is only visiting the border because he announced his own trip.

    "After months of ignoring the crisis at the Souther Border, it is great that we got Kamala Harris to finally go and see the tremendous destruction and death that they've created – a direct result of Biden ending my very tough but fair Border policies," he said.

    "Harris and Biden were given the strongest Border in American history. And now, it is by far the worst in American history. If Governor Abbott and I weren't going there next week, she would have never gone!"

  • Mollie Mansfield

    HARRIS'S ADVISOR RELEASES STATEMENT

    Harris' senior advisor and Chief Spokesperson Symone Sanders said in a statement on the visit: "Earlier this year, the President asked the Vice President to oversee our diplomatic efforts to address the root causes of migration from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

    "As a part of this ongoing work, the Vice President traveled to Guatemala and Mexico earlier this month and will travel to El Paso on Friday."

  • Mollie Mansfield

    PRESS SEC SAYS TRIP IS TO ADDRESS MIGRATION ISSUES

    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the the trip was part of a "coordinated effort" to address "root causes" of mass migration from Central America.  

    She also reiterated previous comments where she and Harris have both said that the vice president would make a trip to the border when the timing was "appropriate".

  • Mollie Mansfield

    REPUBLICANS INTRODUCED BILL TO CENSURE BIDEN OVER BORDER

    Some 21 House Republicans, led by Colorado's Lauren Boebert, introduced a bill to censure Biden over his failure to secure the US border.

    "President Biden passed the buck to cackling Kamala, when he tapped Ms. Harris as border czar. Her work on the border is nonexistence, it's a joke – and even she laughs. But it's not funny," Republican Congresswoman Boebert said announcing the censure on Wednesday.

    "This administration has not lifted a finger to end this crisis and secure our southern border," she continued. "They must be held accountable."

  • Mollie Mansfield

    GOVERNOR ABBOTT HITS OUT AT HARRIS VISIT

    Hitting out at Harris' belated visit, Governor Abbott said: "Vice President Harris is ignoring the real problem areas along our southern border that are not protected by the border wall and are being overrun by the federal government's ill-thought-out open border policies.

    "She will fail in her mission if she refuses to speak to residents of the Del Rio sector whose homes and ranches are being overrun by gangs and smugglers," he continued.

    "The Vice President was named Border Czar over 90 days ago, and in that time Texans have had their homes broken into, property damaged, and guns pointed at their heads as cartels, smugglers, and human traffickers profit off the Biden Administration's reckless open-border policies."

  • Mollie Mansfield

    HARRIS PRESSURED BY TRUMP TO VISIT BORDER

    Former US president Donald Trump piled pressure on the Biden Administration when he accepted Texas Governor Greg Abbott's invitation to visit the border.

    Harris will beat Trump to the region by five days, even though Trump announced his trip eight days before the Vice President did.

  • Mollie Mansfield

    HARRIS BLASTED FOR NOT VISITING BORDER SOONER

    Harris has come under increasing pressure by Republicans to explain why she's failed to visit the US-Mexico border since taking charge of the migrant crisis 90 days ago.

    Thousands of migrants dreaming of a better future have made their way to the US border following the Biden administration's softening of its border policy.

    Harris will visit El Paso, Texas with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

  • Mollie Mansfield

    BIDEN SAYS HARRIS DOING 'GREAT JOB' ON BORDER

    President Biden told reporters Kamala Harris had "done a great job so far" ahead of her trip to Texas this Friday.

    "And the reason why it's important that she go down, she's now set up the criteria – having spoken with the president of Mexico and Guatemala, visited the region – to know what we need to do," he added.

  • Mollie Mansfield

    FIRST VISIT SINCE BECOMING VP

    This is Kamala Harris's first visit to the border since she became Vice President back in January.

    She has been regularly slammed for not having visited the border sooner.

    People have pointed out that the Vice President is almost 100 days late to take the trip.

  • Mollie Mansfield

    KAMALA HARRIS LEAVES FOR TEXAS

    The Vice President was seen boarding Air Force Two on Friday morning to travel to El Paso, Texas.

    She left from Joint Base Andrews, which is in Maryland.

    Harris has been widely slammed for her handling of the migrant crisis.

    Vice President Kamala Harris boards Air Force Two to travel to El Paso, Texas from Joint Base Andrews, MarylandCredit: Reuters

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