Vice President Kamala Harris, currently on an Asian tour, is scheduled to visit perhaps the most heavily armed border in the world, even as she continues to ignore the chaos along the U.S. border with Mexico.
The Biden administration ‘border czar’ will travel to the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea on Thursday where she plans to “tour sites at the DMZ, meet with service members and receive an operational briefing from U.S. commanders,” the White House confirmed to Politico.
Ahead of the DMZ visit, Harris on Tuesday met with South Korean Prime Minister Han Duck-soo, the White House said.
“Your visit to the DMZ and Seoul will be very symbolic demonstrations of your strong commitments to the security and peace to Korean Peninsula, and we are working with you and U.S. in dealing with North Korea,” Han told Harris at the joint meeting.
The Daily Wire adds:
According to the White House, Harris’ trip to South Korea affirms America’s commitment to its relationship with the country after North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s puppet parliament passed a law allowing the leader to fire a preemptive nuclear attack. North Korea’s new law also ensures that the country will “automatically and immediately” retaliate with nuclear weapons if Kim is killed in an attack.
The trip to the Korean border also comes as the Biden administration faces intensifying backlash for the crisis on its own border. The vice president has been criticized for seemingly ignoring the crisis after being tapped as the border czar in March 2021. Harris’ first and only trip to the U.S.-Mexico border came in June of last year.
As the nation's immigration crisis spirals out of control, Vice President Kamala Harris will FINALLY visit the border…
between North and South Korea.https://t.co/qenkWw7etJ
— The First (@TheFirstonTV) September 27, 2022
Kamala Harris will visit the DMZ in South Korea before she visits America's own border she's supposedly in charge of.
Tells you all you need to know about her and the Biden administration. https://t.co/1HmYyCwAIP
— Dan K. Eberhart (@DanKEberhart) September 27, 2022
Kamala is going to the Korean DMZ to review their border security. Would it be too much to ask for her to visit OUR BORDER!? Our country is being invaded, and Kamala’s biggest concern is to visit other nation’s borders. Kamala & Democrats are AMERICA LAST!!
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) September 27, 2022
In an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd earlier this month, Harris claimed that the border was “secure” in comments that were widely mocked by border state officials.
“I think that there is no question that we have to do what the president and I asked Congress to do. The first request we made, pass a bill to create a pathway to citizenship. The border is secure, but we also have a broken immigration system, in particular over the last four years before we came in, and it needs to be fixed,” she said.
In an appearance on “Fox & Friends” the following morning, Goliad County Sheriff Roy Boyd pushed back on Harris’ claims while also praising Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) for bussing hundreds of volunteer migrants to Democrat-run “sanctuary” cities like Washington, D.C., New York City, and Chicago.
“It was a great ploy by Governor Abbott to bring attention back to something that was kind of fading away from mainstream media,” Boyd said. “He’s put it back in their lap, and I applaud him for what he’s done.”
He then went on to mock Harris’ claim of a “secure” border.
“The border is wide open,” Boyd said. “In Texas, the Border Patrol is encountering over 100,000 illegal aliens. So every month, Border Patrol agents tell me that on a good day, they encounter between eight and 15 percent of the number of people that actually come across.”
Later, Fox News’ Neil Cavuto spoke to another border county sheriff, Maverick County’s Tom Schmerber, who also ridiculed the vice president’s claims about the border. He also said that soon, northern states will begin to see what’s going on as well.
The vice president not answering Chuck Todd’s simple but direct and very, very clear question,” Cavuto began after playing a clip of Harris responding to the host’s question about the status of the border. “Two million now have crossed that border and the number could still go higher, and yet no real clear answer outside of saying that the border is indeed under control. Sheriff, she’s indicating the border is secure. The numbers seem to indicate anything but. Your thoughts?”
“My priorities is [sic] the security of my county here. But it’s very hard to keep that,” Schmerber replied. “We’re having all kinds of people, immigrants coming through this area here. I’m very worried in reference to who’s coming through. I know there’s people that want to make a better life, but then there’s people that want to take advantage of the situation, the criminal element. That’s my worry and that’s my priority to make sure it’s secure. But with my number of deputies, it’s very hard to work on it.”
“I haven’t seen anything that would stop this immigration problem coming through to the USA. I worked with the Border Patrol, I retired from Border Patrol, and I have never seen something like this. Once in a while we would see – with a change of administration. We’d have a little problem but we’d stop it right away. This is not happening right now,” the sheriff continued.