The first woman Vice President was sent on a mission that actually makes no sense…..
Going to Guatemala and Mexico to offer those countries to offer them money and tell the folks there to NOT escape their poverty by walking to the US/Mexico border….
Harris was never scheduled to actually VISIT the border….
All this while her staff is busy trying to tell people her boss President Biden did NOT really mean she was in charge of the Immigration problems at the border that are NEVER gonna go away?
The V ice President got the Vote Reform job dropped in her lap by Biden…
This is ANOTHER non-starter….
Republicans will NEVER vote for this in the US Senate….
The woman is just a punching bag right now…
She doesn’t deserve this….
These are NOT good things for her political future?
It has not been a good week for Vice President Harris. Consider all that happened: President Biden put her in charge of passing a major voting rights bill, just before it went down the tubes because of Democrats. And now she is in the middle of her first foreign trip as vice president trying to make progress on the second can’t-win issue Biden put in her portfolio: fixing the migrant surge at the southern border and addressing the causes of migration from the Northern Triangle.
Harris’ trip to Guatemala and Mexico has so far made headlines for two things. First was a carefully worded statement telling those in the Northern Triangle countries to not come to the United States, which was roundly criticized by prominent liberals. Second, was her admission to NBC News anchor Lester Holt that she hasn’t been to the border and really has no plan to do so. She also quipped that she hasn’t been to Europe either, and then said she wasn’t downplaying the situation….
To be clear, the mistakes Harris is making as vice president are all her own ― the tone-deaf tweet urging followers to “enjoy the long weekend” sent on her account during Memorial Day weekend without any mention of troops or those who were being honored is a case in point. But at the same time, she also appears to be in a no-win situation.
Harris cannot resurrect a major voting rights bill through the Senate on her own if Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer cannot. And Harris isn’t set up to be the person to fix the situation on the border, a problem that has eluded several presidents over decades, and even her own boss….
It is still early in the administration and Harris, the first woman and first woman of color to hold the job of vice president, has already made history. But Harris is now at a surprise inflection point. Her status as the de facto next Democratic presidential nominee is less sure now than it was even a year ago…..