For nearly 80 days, Vice President Kamala Harris has been the Executive Branch’s point-person as it pertains to the ever-worsening border crisis, and not once has she so much as visited the border itself.
Instead, Harris has claimed to be working on the “root causes” of illegal immigration, with “climate change” being near the top of that list. Her first international diplomacy trip was an abject nightmare as well, with the Guatemalan President even going so far as to blame the Biden administration itself for the crisis just a day after Harris met with him.
Now, instead of being at the border, Harris decided to do an impromptu “walkabout” at the DC Pride Parade…and her Secret Service detail was not having a good time.
Vice President Kamala Harris made a surprise appearance at the Pride event in Washington on Saturday but it was one of her protectors who drew the attention of many Twitter users.
Any time a president or vice president mingles with the public becomes a challenge for those charged with guarding them – simply because the situation is less under security’s control.
Much of the Twitter attention was directed at a Secret Service agent near the vice president, a tall man in sunglasses who was seen behind Harris in photos and videos as she traversed the parade area.
The looks of displeasure on the faces of these high level law enforcement officers were readily apparent.
“secret service clearly not happy about protectee going for a walk,” lawyer George Conway wrote on Twitter.
“this kind of spontaneous public engagement (especially in a crowd that size) is anxiety inducing for the agents,” another observed, in response to a video showing Harris and second gentleman Douglas Emhoff surrounded by marchers. (Several men around them gave the appearance of being Secret Service agents as they turned their heads left and right while other people marched forward.)
Others, however, merely commented on the outdated fashion sense of these agents, as they attempted to blend in with the civilian crowd in bowling shirts and designer jeans.