It’s been 83 days since Kamala Harris was tapped for the role of “border czar,” yet she still hasn’t been within 10 feet of it.
In response, an Iowa republican is pushing for legislation that would ban Harris from making any international trips until she makes the trip.
Rep. Ashley Hinson took to the House floor Monday to push for the legislation, which comes as illegal border crossings and children/drug trafficking reached record highs last month, per BizPacReview.
Hinson’s call followed Harris’ first international trip to Guatemala and Mexico.
“This crisis is worsening by the day,” Hinson said. “Yet, the vice president has refused to go to the border herself and talk to the brave law enforcement officers, the men and women who are fighting this on the frontlines. This out-of-sight, out-of-mind approach is a disgrace.”
“She’s been to yarn shops, she’s been to bakeries, and she just flew right over the crisis at our southern border to meet with foreign countries with the taxpayer’s checkbook in hand,” she continued.
“When asked why she hasn’t visited the border, she laughed. She laughed, and this is no laughing matter. The border crisis impacts the safety and security of every Iowan, of every American. Every state is a border state right now,” she added.
Hinson asked for her motion to be considered immediately, but to no surprise, the democratic majority leadership rejected her swiftly. House Rules Committee chair Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) called her measure unserious and unworthy of further consideration.
FLOOR ALERT: @HouseDemocrats just blocked @GReschenthaler's request to consider @RepAshleyHinson's bill that would force the @VP to see firsthand the border crisis she was tasked with addressing 82 DAYS ago, before, you know, going to Europe. cc: @RepChipRoy pic.twitter.com/hvnQSolfZj
— House Rules Republicans (@RulesReps) June 14, 2021