GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert has trolled Kamala Harris by bringing a cutout of the Vice President to the border wall.
The Colorado Republican traveled to McAllen, Texas, where she slammed the Biden administration’s response to the immigration crisis.
Gun-loving Rep. Lauren Boebert, right, took a cutout of Kamala Harris, left, to the border[/caption]
The Colorado Republican traveled to McAllen, Texas, where she slammed the Biden administration’s response to the immigration crisis[/caption]
Boebert said: ‘You can’t just hear about what’s happening, you have to come down here to see for yourself to really understand the devastating reality at our southern border.”
She adds: “Illegal aliens crossing the border…sex offenders crossing the border…drug trafficking, gun smuggling, human smuggling” are “all up”.
Gun-toting Boebert also says unaccompanied children “being given to the cartel is way way up”.
But she adds: “You know what’s not up at the Southern border? Respect for law and order, funding for our border control.”
Vice President Kamala Harris and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador pictured Tuesday[/caption]
Harris was tasked by Biden to address the “root causes” of illegal immigration by visiting the countries in question. She is pictured with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador Tuesday morning[/caption]
Boebert adds: “More than 70 days ago, Biden named cackling Kamala as border czar, but she hasn’t done a single thing to protect the American people. She hasn’t even been down here to see the border, or the tens of thousands of children, wrapped in aluminum foil.”
The Republican took to Twitter to troll the vice president, posting the video and writing: “What’s up at the Southern Border? Not the WALL!
“Since the current regime doesn’t care, I’m going to keep fighting until we fix this border issue.
“Donate to my campaign today so I can keep the pressure on Cacklin’ Kamala & her puppet, Joe!”
In the video she tells the cutout Harris: “Now, Kamala, I want you to stand here and look at what you’ve done.
“Kamala, you’ve not been to the border. I brought a cardboard cutout of you down there, which frankly has more substance than the real thing, because you‘ve abdicated your duty. “
Harris finally met with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador Tuesday morning. She had labeled a visit to the wall as a “grand gesture” during a meeting in Guatemala Monday.
She further dismissed visiting the US-Mexico border during an NBC interview which aired on Tuesday.
“And I haven’t been to Europe,” she clapped back when Lester Holt grilled her about the decision to not go.
Instead, Harris argues that she’s addressing the migration triggers head on by visiting the countries these people are coming from.
The world leaders met at the National Palace in Mexico City.
Standing in front of the Diego Rivera mural, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador was asked about increasing border security spending to address the crisis.
“We will be speaking to the vice president and we are pleased to have her here,” he said, as Harris looked on. “And we will touch on that subject but always addressing the fundamental root causes.”
Their meeting comes a day after Harris pleaded with migrants not to enter the US illegally given the escalating crisis in border regions of the country.
“I want to be clear to folks in this region who are thinking about making that dangerous trek to the United States-Mexico border: Do not come. Do not come,” Harris said yesterday.
Boebert took to Twitter to troll the vice president, writing: ‘What’s up at the Southern Border? Not the WALL! Since the current regime doesn’t care, I’m going to keep fighting until we fix this border issue’[/caption]
Gun-toting Boebert says ‘illegal aliens crossing the border…sex offenders crossing the border…drug trafficking, gun smuggling, human smuggling’ are ‘all up’[/caption]
Joe Biden‘s VP then confirmed that anyone who flouted these instructions and arrived illegally would be “turned back.”
After the vice president told people in the region thinking of making the dangerous journey, “do not come [to the US],” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez described the statement as “disappointing.”
Harris was tasked by Biden to address the “root causes” of illegal immigration by visiting the countries in question.
Illegal border crossings surged since April 2020 when Trump denied asylum to migrants due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
When Biden won, he scrapped Trump’s immigration policies like his “Remain in Mexico” program, which made people wait in Mexico for court dates in US immigration court.
He also exempted unaccompanied children from Title 42, while Mexico agreed to take back its own citizens under Title 42 authorities, along with people from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
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But border authorities have dealt with 19,000 unaccompanied children in March and more than 170,000 encounters on the border in April, the highest level in two decades.
Of these encounters, Mexicans made up 36 percent of the people who made the illegal crossing in April.
According to monthly data from the US Customs and Border Protection, this is the largest nationality, while Hondurans came in second at 22 percent and Guatemalans, third with 17 percent.