Joe Biden 'dumping' border crisis on Kamala Harris likened to Trump making Mike Pence Covid task force head

Critics of the Biden-Harris administration faced backlash from left-leaning netizens, many of whom noted how Trump delegated the Covid crisis to Pence and blamed the pair for the deaths of over 540,000 people due to the deadly virus


                            Joe Biden 'dumping' border crisis on Kamala Harris likened to Trump making Mike Pence Covid task force head
Former President Donald Trump roped in former Vice President Mike Pence to tackle the coronavirus crisis; Joe Biden has similarly delegated to Kamala Harris (Getty Images)

President Joe Biden is facing intense backlash for putting Vice President Kamala Harris in charge of the border migrant crisis, with critics revisiting her past statements to show that she is unfit for the role. However, supporters of the Biden administration have rushed to Harris's defense, pointing out that there was barely any uproar when former President Donald Trump roped in former Vice President Mike Pence to tackle the coronavirus crisis.

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Biden announced on Wednesday that Harris would be "leading the effort" to handle the crisis at the southern border with Mexico. "She's leading the effort," he said. "The best thing to do is put someone when he or she speaks, they don't have to wonder about is that where the president is. She speaks for me. She knows what she's doing," Biden added.

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks to the media while flanked by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, at the Queen Theater after receiving a briefing from the transition COVID-19 advisory board on November 09, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Getty Images)

Critics of Harris, a former California attorney general, did not lose time in voicing their concerns over the pick.

"I have been informed that Vice President Kamala Harris has been put in charge of border security," said Doug Ducey, the Republican governor of Arizona, which shares 370 miles of border with Mexico. "She's about the worst possible choice that one could make. At no point in her career has she given any indication that she considers the border a problem or a serious threat."

"Biden refused to answer questions about visiting the border today, tried to blame President Trump for the border crisis Biden created, and then punted the problem to Kamala. This is not leadership, folks," Rep Lauren Boebert tweeted.

Conservative star Ann Coulter tweeted: "I love that Biden just dumped the border crisis on Kamala. It's great news for Buttigieg, Klobuchar and Sanders."

Others pointed out Harris's past policies. "This is the person Joe Biden is putting in charge of the border - an advocate for decriminalizing illegal border crossing," tweeted Josh Hawley, a Republican senator from Missouri, referencing how Harris was among those in favor of decriminalizing border crossings during a Democratic primary debate in June 2019.



 

 



 

When Meghan McCain asked her about it on 'The View', Harris said the law shouldn't be criminally enforced in such cases. "I would not make it a crime punishable by jail. It should be a civil enforcement issue but not a criminal enforcement issue," she said.

However, critics of the Biden-Harris administration faced backlash from left-leaning netizens, many of whom noted how Trump had delegated the COVID-19 crisis to Pence and blamed their handling for the deaths of over 540,000 people due to the deadly virus.

U.S. President Donald Trump listens as Vice president Mike Pence answers questions during the daily briefing of the coronavirus task force in the Rose Garden of the White House on April 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)

"People don’t understand that a leader delegates," one wrote.

"And when Trump delegated Pence to lead Covid Task Force, they applauded," another added.

"She's the VP and why wouldn't POTUS task her with this responsibility. Like former President Trump tasked VP Mike Pence to head up the COVID-19 team. By the way, how did that go? Do you want her to fail as Pence did?" a third replied to Arizona Gov. Ducey.

"When trump tapped Pence to handle COVID everyone assumed it was so Pence would blow it and he could blame him. Biden tapping Harris to do this means it is going to get fixed," another commented.



 

 



 

 



 

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