Vice President Kamala Harris boldly declared on national television Sunday that the southern border with Mexico is “secure,” never mind that the Federation for American Immigration Reform estimates that 4.9 million illegal immigrants have crossed the border since President Biden took office some 20 months ago.
The slaughtering of the truth was so egregious that even the ever-reliable Democratic ally Chuck Todd balked at the claim.
“I think that there is no question that we have to do what the president and I asked Congress to do, the first request we made: pass a bill to create a pathway to citizenship,” Harris said when Todd asked if the border is secure. “The border is secure, but we also have a broken immigration system, in particular, over the last four years before we came in, and it needs to be fixed.”
In effect, she was blaming Donald Trump for the Biden administration’s open border policies that have enticed historic levels of illegal immigrant traffic.
— Brent Baker 🇺🇦 (@BrentHBaker) September 11, 2022
“We’re going to have two million people cross this border for the first time ever,” the host of NBC’s “Meet The Nation” reminded her. “You’re confident this border’s secure?”
“We have a secure border in that that is a priority for any nation, including ours and our administration,” Harris said.
The nonsensical reply meaning that the border is secure simply because the White House says securing the border is a priority. The vice president quickly returned to her blame Trump talking points.
NEW: Border Patrol in San Diego sector apprehended 100 migrants near Imperial Beach this morning. None were from Central America. Mostly Africa & Asia, including:
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) August 31, 2022
“But there are still a lot of problems that we are trying to fix given the deterioration that happened over the last four years,” she said. “We also have to put into place a law and a plan for a pathway for citizenship for the millions of people who are here and are prepared to do what is legally required to gain citizenship. We don’t have that in place because people are playing politics in a state like this and in Congress.”
When Harris can’t convince Todd to buy into her propaganda, it may be time to reassess.
And it’s not like the NBC host didn’t do his best to set her up for success, having reminded viewers that the vice president has been “tasked with some intractable assignments, from enacting national voting reform to solving the immigration crisis at the border.” Todd did note that critics have said Harris has failed here, but he also said she was “well-positioned to become president some day.”
BREAKING: One of the most massive single groups we have ever witnessed cross illegally at the border is crossing into Eagle Pass, TX right now. The line of people went so far into the trees it’s hard to get a count. Hundreds upon hundreds. Coyotes guiding them in water. @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/ZjZIygarAv
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) July 13, 2022
In marking the anniversary of 9/11, Todd said the Islamic terrorists were “attacking our democracy” before referencing the Jan. 6, 2021 protest, saying the U.S. Capital “came under attack from domestic terrorists.”
“We’re now as a nation battling a threat from within. Is the threat equal or greater than what we faced after 9/11?” he asked, comparing the two events.
“I think it is very dangerous and I think it is very harmful. And it makes us weaker,” the vice president replied, making no distinction between the two.
Yet, it was the ease in which Harris lies that really stood out online… here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:
When he pointed out that 2 million people crossed illegally this year, she doubled down.
How can we take these Democrats’ claims about “defending our democracy” seriously when they lie so shamelessly?
— steve hilton (@SteveHiltonx) September 11, 2022
Literally, what is she talking about? 2 million people crossing our border means it is NOT secure. And Trump didn’t do this. This is embarrassing
— SeldenGADawgs (@SeldenGADawgs) September 11, 2022
“The border is secure.”
She lies with such ease. Fascinating.
— N Calisto (@NordicCalisto) September 12, 2022
She’s such a bad liar. You’d think that she would have pre-approved the questions or been given the questions prior so she’d come up with a better answer. When people are crossing by the thousands, that is not secure. The numbers don’t lie, they’re higher under Biden
— Tracy Reardon (@Tracy_Rear) September 11, 2022
This is what a secure border looks like according to Kamala pic.twitter.com/90G6mr8OAf
— R Babbs (@r_babbs) September 12, 2022
THE BORDER IS NOT SECURE!
Millions have invaded our southern border on Biden’s watch! pic.twitter.com/BV19mSpJMu
— Rep. Lauren Boebert (@RepBoebert) September 12, 2022
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