by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Seven weeks after being named Biden’s border czar, she’s in some sort of defiance against the job Biden gave her and racking up failures. The attorney general of Arizona is calling on Biden to fire her. …
… Maybe ‘abysmal’ is what Joe wants. But on the other hand, the nonstop news of Biden/Harris administration’s border failures aren’t helping Joe at the polls, either. He’s holding up personally, for now, but the public is against his border policy, according to this poll cited by Joe Concha. Harris, however, is underwater, and her failure to do her job as border czar is the major reason. It’s only a matter of time before the erosion of standing moves to Joe, and the public starts blaming him, too.
Why does it look like rebellion?
Start with the fact that he fobbed that job off onto Kamala quite possibly as a sort of payback to President Obama, who during a previous border surge, dumped that job onto him. He knew how hard it was, and how lazy and incompetent she was. …
… [A]ll signs are there that Kamala is far from the most able manager. She in fact, seems so incompetent she’s rebelling.
One, she hasn’t visited the border, which has seen 178,000 illegal entries by foreigners into the U.S. in April alone. No photos of her and overcrowded migrant shelters to generate some possibly unfavorable news coverage, quite apart from what she’s already gotten for nonperformance. …
… Harris instead has been visiting Chicago cake shops, kvetching about her home decorating, and traveling to New Hampshire to talk ‘infrastructure.’
As border czar, she says she doesn’t deal with the nitty gritty, you see. She just deals with heads of state, and “root causes” as if the border’s illegal surgers couldn’t possibly know why they were coming.