Let’s talk for a moment about the Democratic Party’s messaging. This is, after all, the party who leans into the “melting pot” trope as though they invented it, and who points out the overwhelming whiteness of the GOP at every corner.
This is the group who, in opposition to Donald Trump, arbitrarily decided that border security was racist. Perhaps they don’t quite have a grip on reality at the moment.
Perhaps this explains Vice President Kamala Harris’s stern, xenophobic remarks in Guatemala.
Vice President Kamala Harris, as part of her visit to Guatemala, on Monday told potential migrants that they should not travel to the U.S. Mexico border — claiming that they would be turned back if they did.
“I want to emphasize that the goal of our work is to help Guatemalans find hope at home, at the same time I want to be clear to folks in this region who are thinking about making the dangerous trek to the United States-Mexico border — do not come, do not come,” she said.
Harris made the remarks at a press conference alongside Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei as she visited the country in her first visit abroad since being appointed by President Biden to lead diplomatic efforts to the region to help solve the massive spike in migration to the border in recent months.
Veep’s comments certainly don’t jibe with the overall sentiment that the liberal wing of the Democratic Party is pushing, and will undoubtedly gamer harsh criticism from “Squad”-aligned politicians.