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Republican Round-up: Biden-Harris Border Crisis Couldn't Get Worse? It Did.

The Republican National Committee (RNC) has launched a full-court press against Kamala Harris’s visit to Mexico and Guatemala, where she literally flew right past the border. With a worsening crisis, laughed-off questions, and a refusal to address the humanitarian catastrophe, Democrats and the  Biden-Harris Administration continue to show the American people how their failed open-border policies are a disaster.
 
Harris’s Disastrous Trip: After an interview with NBC where Harris falsely claimed “we’ve been to the border,” she was called out, then oddly compared it to going to Europe, laughed, and said “I don’t understand the point that you’re making.” Harris still has no plan to visit the border to see and hear from residents, law enforcement officers, and elected officials directly impacted by her broken promises

  • Watch highlights from Harris’s perplexing trip here from RNC Research. 

RNC National Spokesperson Paris Dennard slammed the Vice President on Newsmax for saying that visiting the border would be a “grand gesture.”

  •  "It's not a grand gesture to meet with Border Patrol. It's not a grand gesture to meet with the families living there. It's not a grand gesture to go down there and have a better understanding of what's happening.”


 


The Facts: Axios reported Monday night, “the number of migrants illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border this fiscal year is already the most since 2006 — with four months left to go.”

  • Under Biden’s leadership, there have been over 173,000 border encounters in each of the past three months, the most in 21-years, with the number of unaccompanied children encountered reaching the highest monthly totals on record.
  • RNC Hispanic Communications Director Jaime Florez pointed out the harsh reality of Kamala’s failures: “After 75 days in charge of the Biden Border Crisis, Kamala Harris still refuses to visit the border. Instead of addressing firsthand the human costs of the disastrous Biden administration border policies, Kamala is yet again ignoring the millions of Americans affected. Kamala's meetings in Mexico and Guatemala are about shifting blame away from the Biden administration, not solving the crisis she and Biden created. Republicans will continue to visit and meet with the residents, law enforcement officers, and elected officials along the southern border, putting the American people and our communities first.”

Americans are taking note: Voters over the weekend delivered big electoral wins for Republicans in Texas.

  • In the border city of McAllen, a Republican flipped the mayoral seat. Hidalgo County, the home of McAllen, went for Biden by roughly 17 points in 2020.

 

 
The bottom line: While Joe Biden and Kamala Harris fail to address the crisis they created at our southern border, the Republican Party’s solution-oriented America-first message is resonating with Americans and will deliver House and Senate wins in 2022.