Published On: Thu, Jun 24th, 2021
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Texas Democrat: Vice President Making ‘Politically’ Safe Trip to Southern Border

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Vice President Kamala Harris’s decision to visit the U.S. southern border in El Paso, some 800 miles from the epicenter of the surge in illegal immigration in the Rio Grande Valley, has been described by a Texas Democrat as “politically safer.” Both Republicans and Democrats from border states have been urging Harris for months to visit the U.S.-Mexico border. However, her move to visit El Paso is being viewed on both sides as missing the mark. “Her planners told her that if you are going to go down to the border, go to something that’s safer to go to, that is politically safer,” Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) said during a Thursday interview with Fox News. “If you go down to the lower Rio Grande with high activity and you’re there with kids and families, prosecutorial discretion where people are being released, high numbers of people crossing the border. You know, politically, that’s it’s harder to …

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