After President Joe Biden entrusted Vice President Kamala Harris to lead the response to the immigration crisis, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) assured that she is “the worst possible choice” to handle the growing problem at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Ducey is governor to one of the states most affected by the growing immigration crisis and he strongly criticized Harris during a speech at the University of Arizona on Tuesday, March 23.
During his remarks, he said, “She’s about the worst possible choice that one could make.” He added, “In no point in her career has she given any indication that she considers the border a problem or a serious threat.”
Biden was heavily criticized for not dealing with the immigration crisis, after his flexibility policies led to the floods of illegal aliens at the border. All of his actions were focused on asking Harris to lead the response to the crisis.
Ducey increased his criticism of the president saying, “If President Biden’s intent was to show that he’s taking this issue seriously, he’s really done the exact opposite here.”
Like many other critics, Ducey understood that the president’s attitude only served to “trivialize” the issue by placing someone at the helm who is not interested in resolving the conflict and does not have the capacity to do so.
Harris also came under fire after she responded with a laugh when a reporter asked on Monday if she planned to visit the southern border.
🚨 WATCH → Kamala Harris laughs at a reporter who asked her if she has plans to visit the border.
Don’t believe this administration when they say they are serious about solving this crisis. pic.twitter.com/UIYXoW5gaz
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) March 23, 2021
As the border issue takes on international significance, on the one hand President Biden does not seem to be interested in getting involved and instead appealed to his Vice President, who does not seem to take the issue with the seriousness and urgency it deserves.
On the other hand, Mexico’s president, during a speech on Tuesday, blamed the border crisis on the Biden administration’s policies and messages on immigration, arguing that it was creating “expectations” among Latinos and encouraging migratory movements.
Meanwhile, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said border apprehensions will reach a 20-year high, according to a March 16 DHS statement. Mayorkas reported that single adults and some families are being turned away from the southwest border under Title 42.
Given the magnitude of the crisis and the overflow at the borders is that Ducey stressed the importance that the person leading the efforts to counter the urgent problems “should be someone who’s got some experience or some passion about the issue if they intend to have success.”