During her Monday night interview with comedian Seth Meyers, Vice President Kamala Harris seemed to pause just short of suggesting that kids ought to be the responsibility of the federal government.
At one point in the conversation, Harris, who just became a co-host of NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” asserted that the government needed to give climate change first priority if it truly cared about children.
Harris added, extending her arms in a circle to show that “our” meant “everyone’s,” “really, you know, when you see our kids, and I genuinely feel that they are our children.”
“They represent the future of our nation and our communities; so, if we prioritize them, we will also prioritize the need to confront the climate issue,” she concluded.
Harris, who was chosen to head the administration’s efforts to address illegal immigration shortly after President Joe Biden’s inauguration, also used the conversation with Meyers to criticize Republican leaders like Ron DeSantis of Florida and Greg Abbott of Texas for taking the situation into their own hands.
“We’re talking about folks who have run from terrible harm,” Harris said. “And they’re traveling here in search of safety. Discuss political theater as well as the manipulation of people’s lives in general. Those buses had women exiting with sleeping infants. And I simply believe it to be a complete failure to perform.”
Republican governors, according to Harris, were negligent in their own obligations when they moved migrants to self-described sanctuary cities by bus or plane.
Harris argued, “If you’re a leader, get involved in a solution.”
The U.S. will experience a historic two million border crossings this year alone, according to the most recent numbers, as noted by NBC’s Chuck Todd in Harris’ recent appearance on “Meet the Press.”
Todd retaliated in response to Harris’ assertion that the southern border was “secured.” “For the first time ever, 2 million people will pass this border. You’re sure this border is secured, right?”
Harris sidestepped the issue by first attributing the border situation to the former President Donald Trump and later insisting that Republican governors could change immigration if they stopped “playing politics.”