Vice President Kamala Harris laughed while taking questions from reporters, according to NewsWeek.
Harris spoke with journalists outside Air Force One.
Harris was asked questions about the border crisis.
Harris was asked if she “plans to visit.”
Harris said, “Not today.”
“I have before and I’m sure I will again.”
Apparently, the border crisis is now a laughing matter for the Biden administration.
WATCH: VP Kamala Harris laughs when asked if she has any plans to visit the border. pic.twitter.com/z3AdoFX0Dq
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) March 22, 2021
While VP Harris laughs off a humanitarian crisis of epic proportions, Republicans are focused on securing the border and responding to the needs of our Border Patrol agents on the front lines. pic.twitter.com/5gdGBaGCXO pic.twitter.com/fs9HTw6lST
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) March 22, 2021
Kevin McCarthy said on Twitter, “While VP Harris laughs off a humanitarian crisis of epic proportions, Republicans are focused on securing the border and responding to the needs of our Border Patrol agents on the front lines.”
Debbie Lesko said, “First, the Biden Administration refused to admit the situation at the border is a crisis, NOW Kamala Harris thinks this is a laughing matter,” Lesko wrote. “It isn’t a laughing matter for the border communities being deluged by illegal immigrants.”
The Biden administration said, “We’re in the process of doing it now, including making sure that we reestablish what existed before, which was they can stay in place and make their case from their home country.”
More from Newsweek:
Republicans have jumped on Biden’s border troubles, citing the surge in new arrivals as evidence of his failed immigration policies and vindication of former President Donald Trump’s hard-line border strategy.
The border remains one of the most emotive issues in America’s partisan divide, and the recent pressure there has offered the GOP a potent attack line and distraction from the party’s internal conflicts and refusal to support broad coronavirus relief measures.
Biden officials, meanwhile, are refusing to call the situation a “crisis” despite border personnel and facilities being overwhelmed.
Leaked photos from inside one detention facility for children show serious overcrowding and have put further pressure on the administration, which has already drafted in Federal Emergency Management Agency support.