Despite Vice President Kamala Harris celebrating her “first international trip” nearly 5 months into her term with a visit to Guatemala, not everybody in the Central American country was thrilled by her visit.
Protesters greeted her with signs that said, “Trump won,” “Go home,” and “Kamala not welcome.”
In a speech, Harris warned potential illegal immigrants, “As one of our priorities, we will discourage illegal migration. And I believe if you come to our border you will be turned back.”
Harris continued, “Do not come. Do not come.”
In a statement that is sure to befuddle many conservatives, Harris then insisted that “The United States will continue to enforce our laws and secure our border.”
As U.S. House Rep Lauren Boebert (R-CO) said in a tweet, “The President of Guatemala directly blamed the Biden/Harris administration for the border crisis.”
“Harris deflected and blamed climate change,” Boebert explained and then summed up her feelings and said, “It’s so embarrassing being represented by these fools.”
The President of Guatemala directly blamed the Biden/Harris administration for the border crisis.— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) June 7, 2021
Harris deflected and blamed climate change.
It’s so embarrassing being represented by these fools.
Harris spokesperson Symone Sanders told reporters yesterday that climate and the economy were among the “main drivers” of the surge in migrants that saw more than 178,000 migrants hit the border in April alone.
At the beginning of May, Harris made her first remarks on the issue, when she claimed that climate change was a factor in driving migrants from their home countries to the United States.
In his tweets at least, Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei put a more positive spin on the situation as he said in one, “For the people of Guatemala, the visit of the @VP@KamalaHarris It represents the opportunity to address the joint agenda to work on the lines of action that allow us to achieve sustainable solutions for the integral development of Guatemala.”
Para el pueblo de Guatemala, la visita de la @VP @KamalaHarris representa la oportunidad de abordar la agenda conjunta para trabajar en las líneas de acción que nos permitan alcanzar soluciones sostenibles para el desarrollo integral de Guatemala. #VPHarrisGuatemala 🇬🇹🤝🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/Kgrj0UV2E5— Alejandro Giammattei (@DrGiammattei) June 7, 2021
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