Kevin McCarthy slams Kamala Harris over the ‘Biden Border Crisis,’ claiming that figures may be involved.
As Vice President Kamala Harris wrapped up her first foreign tour as president, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy attacked her for failing to address what he dubbed the “Biden border crisis.”
McCarthy, a Republican who represents California’s 23rd congressional district, used Twitter on Wednesday to emphasize the number of persons caught crossing the border between the United States and Mexico in May.
Republicans have chastised Harris for not visiting the border in person to assess the situation, but she defended her decision earlier this week and stated that she would return to the area at some point. As part of her efforts to combat border crossings, the vice president visited Guatemala and Mexico this week.
“180,034—the number of people encountered by Border Patrol in May,” McCarthy tweeted. That is a monthly record that hasn’t been broken in a long time.
“Even if Vice President Kamala Harris travelled to Europe, the Biden Border Crisis would still be out of control.”
According to the Associated Press (AP), the US-Mexico border saw 180,034 interactions in May. The total was up slightly from April, when it was 178,854.
In May, there were 14,158 interactions with unaccompanied minors crossing the border. In April, it was 17,148, and in March, it was 18,951. Despite this, May’s number was the third highest on record.
The number of people encountered by Border Patrol in May was 180,034. That is a monthly record that hasn’t been broken in a long time.
Even if VP Kamala Harris went to Europe, it wouldn’t change the fact that the Biden Border Crisis is out of control.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) June 10, 2021
Vice President Harris traveled to Guatemala on Monday and met the country’s president, Alejandro Giammattei. At a press conference, Harris urged potential migrants not to make the journey to the U.S.
“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.
“The United States will continue to enforce our laws and secure our borders,” she said.
“If you come to our border, you will be turned back,” she added.
Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized Harris’ remarks on Monday, calling the vice president’s statement “disappointing to see,” while Republicans. This is a brief summary.