Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday appeared largely focused on the Derek Chauvin murder trial, posting several Twitter messages and making a statement after the verdict along with President Biden.
But Republicans continued to accuse Harris of lax leadership regarding the U.S.-Mexico border on the 28th day that the vice president failed to hold a news conference regarding her role as manager of the Biden administration’s response to the migrant crisis.
U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, reminded his 2 million Twitter followers on Tuesday that Harris hasn’t visited the border region since accepting the assignment in late March.
"Vice President Kamala Harris visited North Carolina yesterday," Jordan wrote. "She’s set to visit New Hampshire on Friday.
"When’s the ‘border czar’ going to visit the southern border?"
Last week, Jordan called for House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., to schedule a hearing specifically focused on the border crisis.
Jordan’s Tuesday criticism came on the same day that the Republican governor of a border state announced plans to deploy National Guard personnel to the border and declare an emergency regarding the migrant crisis.
"The situation in our border communities is just as bad, if not worse, than the coverage we’ve been seeing," Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said as he announced his actions Tuesday.