Kamala Harris

September 21, 2021

Harris shifts blame to Border Patrol as migrant crisis continues

Vice President Kamala Harris said she is “deeply troubled” by the widespread images of Border Patrol agents on horseback preventing migrants from entering the US.

“What I saw depicted about those individuals on horseback treating human beings the way they were, was horrible,” Harris told reporters. “And I fully support what is happening right now, which is a thorough investigation into exactly what is going on there. But human beings should never be treated that way. And I’m deeply troubled about it. And I’ll also be talking to Secretary [Alejandro] Mayorkas about it today.”

Border Patrol agents are overwhelmed by the process of dealing with over 14,000 migrants, working 10 hours a day and six days a week. Agents told the media they were angry with the piled-on criticism from the Biden administration, accusing it of deflecting blame for its inability to control the border.

“This whole situation is blowing up and even liberals are turning on this administration,” one agent told Fox News. “[Harris] is placing blame on agents to deflect because she and Biden are not going to change how they are handling this.”


Harris ‘deeply troubled’ by images of Border Patrol agents on horseback blocking migrants, agents respond

Photo credit: “Kamala Harris with supporters” by Gage Skidmore; licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

September 16, 2021

Florida woman pleads guilty to threatening to kill Kamala Harris

A 39-year-old Florida woman pleaded guilty to threatening to kill Vice President Kamala Harris. Prosecutors said Niviane Petit Phelps pleaded guilty to six counts and faces up to five years in prison.

Phelps sent her incarcerated husband multiple videos in which she threatened to kill Harris and claimed she received $53,000 as “the hit man,” officials said.

Phelps sent the videos through JPay, which is an app used to send media to prisoners. An inspector forwarded them to the Secret Service.

According to an affidavit, Phelps, who is black, told the Secret Service that she was upset that Harris was not really black and hadn’t placed her hand on a bible during the inauguration.

The Miami-area nurse’s attorney, Scott Saul, said she was going through a tumultuous time in her life and didn’t have any intention to act on the threats.

“Ms. Phelps has led an honorable life until this incident,” Saul said. “Ms. Phelps has pled guilty, but she plans on demonstrating significant mitigating circumstances.”

Sentencing is set for Nov. 19.


Miami nurse pleads guilty to threatening to kill Vice President Kamala Harris

September 5, 2021

Desperately seeking Kamala: the absentee VP

Vice President Kamala Harris has been conspicuous by her absence lately, as President Biden faces mounting pressure over the botched Afghanistan withdrawal and the ongoing border crisis.

“If I’m Kamala Harris right now, I’m extremely offended because you have been used,” co-host of “The Five,” Will Cain, said. “They used you to pander to a voting base to get votes. They had a minority, they had a woman, and now that they don’t need her, they have shelved her because her approval rating is -19.”

The VP has not been easy to find. She took recent trips to Vietnam and Singapore amid the chaos in Afghanistan. Then, she appeared in Hawaii to visit Pearl Harbor. Press was barred from the event.

Some speculate that Harris is being kept out of sight by design. Her recent poll numbers show a 35% approval and a 54% disapproval, atypical for a VP this early in the administration’s run.

Harris has a hard time finding support, even among her supporters.

“I’d vote for her. But I don’t think she can win. And I wouldn’t vote for her in a primary,” Pennsylvania retiree Susan Giffen told the Los Angeles Times.


Kamala Harris: The absentee VP by design

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