‘I Don’t Understand The Point You’re Making’: Harris Deflects When Pressed By NBC On Absence At The Border
Senior White House Correspondent
June 08, 2021 9:38 AM ET
Vice President Kamala Harris repeatedly deflected questions on her absence at the border during an interview with NBC News’ Lester Holt that airs in full Tuesday.
Harris spoke with Holt about the ongoing crisis at the southern border following her trip to Guatemala. The vice president warned Guatemalans during a press conference Monday that they should not come to the U.S. Her trip also includes a visit to Mexico, where she plans to continue addressing migration.
During a portion of the interview played by NBC’s “The Today Show,” Holt pushed Harris on why she hasn’t visited the border — a fact that’s been pointed out by both Republicans and Democrats who have worked to highlight the surge at the border.
“Do you have any plans to visit the border?” Holt asked, prompting Harris to throw her hands up and declare she plans to visit “at some point.”
“At some point. You know, we are going to the border. We’ve been to the border. So, this whole thing about the border — we’ve been to the border. We’ve been to the border,” Harris responded.