US President Joe Biden appointed Harris to solve the migrant crisis on America’s southern border with Mexico. Biden, who previously said he plans to visit the border “at some point”, called Harris the “most qualified person” to deal with the issue. Republicans, however, doubt that is true.
US conservative commentator Katie Pavlich has harshly criticised US Vice President Kamala Harris for laughing when being asked serious questions by reporters. Speaking on Fox News, Pavlitch said the official looks out of touch when she starts cackling while discussing important matters.
“And just on a basic staffer level, has nobody sat down with the vice president and said, you have to stop laughing when you’re asked serious questions. It makes you look incompetent. That’s a basic thing that they should’ve fixed by now”, Pavlich said.
The commentator’s remark comes several days after Kamala Harris started laughing when she was asked by a reporter if she plans to visit the southern border with Mexico in the coming days.
REPORTER: “Do you have plans to visit the border?”
VP HARRIS: “Not today! HAHHAHAHA. But I’ve been before and I’m sure I will again.” pic.twitter.com/yMPQ4cDttX
— Eat love Pray (@EatlovePray11) March 23, 2021
The news caused a strong reaction on social media, with many netizens slamming Vice President Harris for what they described as the wrong attitude.
The People are a joke to her.
— Regnat Populus (@FattiMaschii) March 31, 2021
— Bluehousegurl (@bluehousegurl) March 31, 2021
Other users said the vice president looked unprofessional and deemed she couldn’t care less about the plight of the people there.
I agree 💯 It’s not only odd, It’s unprofessional. She has a resting, smirk face.@Jules31415
— Kevin Lagola (@klagola) March 30, 2021
Laughing because she really couldn’t give a Damn.
— Paul Buck (@KW5TNT) March 31, 2021
Many netizens tried to figure out the real reason behind the official’s bizarre behaviour.
She laughs because she knows she is full of it and she’s attempting to come off as authentic and empathetic but she comes off as completely disconnected and she’s too stupid to know it.
— Stacey✝️thin💙Line (@staceylynn1016) March 30, 2021
@VP Kamala Harris does not laugh, she cackles. She cackles because she’s nervous. She’s nervous because she knows she is not qualified to be in the position she is in.
But then, most Demonicrats are not qualified to be in the positions they are in.
— William Fenske (@wef46z) March 31, 2021
One user even suggested that the second-in-command has psychological issues.
I looked this up. The psychological reason behind this, assuming she doesn’t have ASL or MS, is TRaumatic Brain Injury in childhood. It’s not normal behavior at all.
— MarshaFactor (@Marshafactor1) March 30, 2021
Others recalled that this isn’t the first time that Harris has started laughing when speaking on serious issues.
— Leftist CEO 👨💼🌹 (@LeftistCEO) March 30, 2021
Migrant Crisis on the Border
The Biden administration has recently faced criticism over the surge in the number of migrants crossing into the United States on the country’s southern border with Mexico. Opponents of the president say his decision to reverse immigration laws adopted under his predecessor Donald Trump contributed to the surge. After his inauguration Joe Biden terminated asylum agreements with several Central American countries and suspended the policy requiring migrants to wait for asylum hearings outside the United States.
According to data released by the US Customs and Border Protection agency, 78,442 and 100,441 illegal migrants were detained by US border agents in January and February respectively. For comparison, 36,000 illegal migrants were apprehended during the first two months of 2020.
The Biden administration faced additional pressure when it became known that teachers in San Diego would begin educating migrant children in person at schools, while 130,000 local students will be studying from home via Zoom due to the coronavirus pandemic.