Kamala Harris was asked by NBC Nightly News host Lester Holt if she intends to go to the border. This is her response:
Holt asks her “Do you have any plans to visit the border?”
Kamala throws her hands up and says “at some point,” and then adds:
“We are going to the border. We’ve been to the border. So this whole thing about the border – we’ve been to the border. We’ve been to the border.”
She goes from saying she’s going to the border at some point to she’s been to the border. It’s almost as if she hadn’t planned to be asked about this and was trying to come up with an answer on the fly that would stop this line of questioning.
But Lester Holt persisted and pushed back by saying “but you haven’t been to the border.”
Kamala snarkily remarks “And I haven’t been to Europe.” She then begins to laugh saying “I mean, I don’t understand the point that you’re making. I’m not discounting the importance of the border.”
Lester Holt explained that Republicans have come at her on this and even Democratic Rep. Cuellar has invited both her and Biden to his border district.
Kamala just responds that she cares about the border and that’s where the clip ends.
I’m glad Holt asked her about this – finally – but her answer should throw up alarm bells everywhere. If she really cared about the border she would have been to the border already. Biden would have been to the border. Hell they could go together.
But she just dodged, lied, and laughed at Holt’s line of questioning in a dismissive way. She clearly wasn’t prepared for Holt’s questions.
If this had been Trump, the media would be all over this today, having pundits on every hour criticize his answer. It would be trending on social media too. But you can bet Kamala is given a big fat pass on this by the garbage media.