Rep. Lauren Boebert (CO-03) posted two videos in the past week that went viral for trolling Vice President Kamala Harris and her disastrous response to the crisis at the nation’s southern border.
Last week marked Harris’ first international trip to Guatemala and Mexico, where she hoped to address “root causes” of illegal immigration.
Despite her role as border czar, Harris did not make it to the border to see the ongoing crisis firsthand during her trip.
Boebert had had enough of the inaction when, during remarks at a joint press conference with Guatemala’s President Alejandro Giammattei, Harris seemingly reversed her previous stance on open borders saying, “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.”
Harris then hit back at her detractors who criticized her absence from the border saying, “ I came here to be here on the ground to speak with the leader of this nation around what we can do in a way that is significant, is tangible and has real results. And I will continue to be focused on that kind of work as opposed to grand gestures.”
Boebert tweeted out a video of herself at the southern border accompanied by a life-size cardboard cutout of the Vice President, criticizing the policies employed by the Biden administration that are exacerbating the crisis.
I went to the southern border to see what’s up, but I didn’t go alone… pic.twitter.com/m66fet7mUT
— Rep. Lauren Boebert (@RepBoebert) June 8, 2021
Boebert speaks to the cardboard Kamala, which some may find a particularly fitting metaphor for her handling of the crisis, while leaving liberals outraged:
“More than 70 days ago, Biden named cackling Kamala as border czar but she hasn’t done a single thing to protect the American people,” Boebert said in the video, as she visited McAllen, Texas.”
Boebert goes on to describe the human, drug and weapon smuggling on the border which is all “way up”.
“You can’t just hear about what’s happening, you have to come down here to see for yourself to understand the devastating reality at our southern border,” she said. “So I brought Kamala down to see exactly what this regime is responsible for with their man-made crisis.”
Boebert props up the cutout to stare at the border wall saying, “Now Kamala, I want you to stand here and look at what you’ve done.”
A few days later, Boebert clipped Kamala’s warning to “not come” and spliced it together with a clip of President Trump saying, “I’m gonna come” followed by cheers.
He is coming. You can’t keep a good man down! pic.twitter.com/iTIB8f5G58
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) June 11, 2021
The fourteen second video did not take long to go viral:
Yes,yes made my day!!!! Love his grin 😁
— Misty Keyes (@misty_keyes) June 11, 2021
Did anyone else just laugh out loud?
— Jenny O (@JennyOnsager) June 11, 2021
That’s some funny ish right there 🙂 love it
— rob may (@robmay3) June 11, 2021
Surprisingly, the mainstream media has taken notice of Harris’ unwillingness to act on the crisis and pressed her on when exactly she plans to visit the border.
Harris snapped at Univision anchor, Ilia Calderón this week when asked when she plans to go to the border, saying she would address “the problems that cause people to go to the border” foremost.
She dodged the same question from MSNBC’s Lester Holt.
“At some point, you know, we are going to the border,” Harris said. “We’ve been to the border. So this whole, this whole, this whole thing about the border. We’ve been to the border. We’ve been to the border.”
She continued, saying she’d never been to Europe either and didn’t understand the point that Holt was trying to make.
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