According to The Daily Wire, Harris was featured in a “Meet the Press” broadcast, where she asserted that while the immigration system is broken, the border is secure.
Historic numbers of migrants have been crossing the southern border since President Biden took office, a fact which Todd pointed out.
“We’re gonna have 2 million people cross this border for the first time ever.” Chuck Todd doesn’t appear to buy VP Harris’ claim that the border is secure. pic.twitter.com/7K6Txsxc0Z
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“Final topic here. We’re here in Texas, I want to ask you about the border. Would you call the border secure?” Todd asked.
“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.
“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.”
Todd then pointed out that in 2022, 2 million people will have crossed the border. This will be the first time in American history this has happened.
“We have a secure border in that that is a priority for any nation, including ours and our administration,” Harris continued, pivoting then to attempt to blame the present situation on former President Donald Trump. “But there are still a lot of problems that we are trying to fix. Given the deterioration that happened over the last four years.”
Harris called for a “pathway for citizenship,” and agrued that the only reason this has not already been done is due to Republican leadership in border states.
“We also have to put in 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 [Texas] and in Congress — by the way, you want to talk about bipartisanship, on an issue that at one time was a bipartisan issue. Both in terms of Republican senators and even presidents.”