Jen Psaki Says Kamala Harris Won’t Travel To Mexican Border

( With the number of children in detention centers on the U.S.-Mexico borders nearing record highs, and hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens pouring over the border following President Biden’s promise to grant amnesty to tens of millions, the least you’d think the Biden administration would do is turn up and see it for themselves.

But White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki just confirmed that Vice President Kamala Harris, who does much of the public-facing work that President Biden is meant to do, won’t be heading down there any time soon.

During a Monday press conference, Psaki made the announcement, surprising journalists who had already heard President Biden promise that the vice president would be taking on the role of handling the crisis at the border.

How can Vice President Harris head up the border crisis response team without…seeing the border crisis?

A reporter asked Psaki if she had an update on whether or not the vice president plans to travel to Central America or to the border as part of her looking into the root causes of the immigration problem.

“I don’t have an update on her travel, but since you gave me the opportunity, it’s important to understand and know that she is focused on addressing root causes in the region, and so travel I would expect would be there,” Psaki began.

“The border and expediting processing at the border, opening shelters, ensuring we’re moving kids out of border patrol facilities, that is really under the purview of the Department of Homeland Security,” she continued.

Passing the buck, huh?

Psaki reiterated that the VP would be “engaging with governments directly,” but didn’t address the fact that President Donald Trump’s method – which involved a border wall and discouraging illegal aliens from entering the country without the proper visa paperwork – was already working before the Biden administration starting changing the rules.

The reporter asked if the VP were to travel if it would be to central America, to which Psaki said that would be her “expectation” but that she doesn’t have any plans to do so at this time.

Vice President Harris doesn’t appear to have the confidence of much of the American public or the Republican Party, and Louisiana Senator John Kennedy had particularly strong words about her record on immigration this week.

“Putting the vice president in charge of solving this problem is like making El Chapo the drug czar,” he said during an interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation.