Vice President Kamala Harris is leading the response to the crisis on the border despite not having any meetings scheduled to address the situation.
Harris, who President Joe Biden selected to lead the response, has “no immigration meetings or public events scheduled Monday, according to her diary released by the Office of the Vice President,” reported the New York Post. She also neglected to make media appearances over the weekend.
The administration said Friday, “The president asked the vice president to take on the diplomatic effort, with Mexico and countries in the northern triangle to address the root causes of migration.”
“This is not work that will be addressed overnight,” White House chief spokesperson Symone Sanders said. “This is a challenging situation, as you heard the vice president and president speak to but it’s diplomatic work that needs to be done and Vice President Harris is Looking forward to doing it.”