Vice President Kamala Harris finally conceded she would visit the Southern border — 24 hours after trying to dismiss the idea entirely.
The issue threatened to overshadow her entire visit to Guatemala and Mexico to meet with officials in those countries to address the “root causes” of migration.
Monday, June 7: Guatemala Press Conference
Harris dismissed a question of whether she or President Joe Biden would travel to the border, arguing she would focus more on “significant” and “tangible” work in foreign countries to address the “root causes” of migration.
“I will continue to be focused on that kind of work as opposed to grand gestures,” she said, defying repeated demands from Republicans to visit the border.
Monday, June 7: Interview with Lester Holt
On Monday evening, NBC anchor Lester Holt questioned Harris about whether or not she would travel to the border:
“Do you have any