Attorney General Merrick Garland broke with Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday, refusing to tell migrants in Mexico and Central America not to come to the United States.
This week, during a visit to Guatemala, Harris told migrants “do not come” to the U.S.-Mexico border in the hopes of being released into the U.S. interior, though President Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is continuing its massive Catch and Release operation.
During a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing, Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-TN) asked Garland if he would echo Harris’s statement in telling migrants not to come to the U.S. Garland refused to make the remark multiple times.
The exchange went as follows:
HAGERTY: Just this week in Guatemala, Vice-President Harris sent a message to those that were perhaps contemplating coming to our country illegally: do not come. Is that a message that you can deliver, Attorney General, sitting right