On Thursday, a Republican congressman from South Carolina was not supporting him on Capitol Hill when Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas attempted to defend Vice President Kamala Harris over her absence from the US-Mexico border region.
Mayorkas insisted Harris had been the subject of criticism “unfair enough” for not having visited the border region for nearly three months as President Biden’s point of reference on the migrant crisis.
“But she doesn’t care! U.S. Representative Ralph Norman, a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, hit back, according to Mediaite.com, apparently referring to the March remarks in which Harris appeared to dismiss criticism of him.
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“It is an insult to say that you are looking at the border wall.… What should you be looking at? You are not building it,” Norman continued.
Earlier, Norman claimed that Mayorkas’ defense of Harris comes down to “mere words”.
“Your comments are just words, and they are very unfair,” Norman said. “I asked you a simple question, and I would like you to answer it simply. Does it make sense for the leaders of the free world to come in and talk and see what’s going on at the border?
Mayorkas – who, along with Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, traveled to the border region while Harris and President Biden stayed away – responded that Harris was “quite familiar with the situation. at the border ”, having served in the past as a lawyer. General of California, Mediaite.com reported.
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Her response seemed to echo Harris’ recent response to NBC News presenter Lester Holt, when he asked the vice president why she hadn’t been to the border region since taking office.
“We went to the border,” Harris said, appearing to refer either to his time before the vice presidency or to visits to the border by other officials in the Biden administration. “I – and I haven’t been to Europe. And I mean, I don’t – I don’t get the point you’re making.”
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