Guatemalan President Places Blame for the Border Crisis Right Where It Belongs With an Assist from Ted Cruz

By Nick Arama | Jun 07, 2021 6:15 PM ET

Kamala Harris flew to Guatemala yesterday to talk with their officials about the “root causes” of the border crisis in our country.

Harris showed how narcissistic she was by
handing out cookies with her face on them to the reporters on the plane. Then, when she landed in Guatemala, she was met by protesters with big signs saying “Trump Won,” and “Go Home.”

Harris and Joe Biden have been trying to put the blame for the massive influx at the border, which resulted in a 21-year monthly high in border detentions in April, on issues in places like Guatemala. She’s trying to place blame everywhere else, except where the blame really lays, with their own words and policies.

Now she is in Guatemala saying that doing things like going to the border to actually see how bad it is in person would just be a “grand gesture.”

Kevin McCarthy

A reporter just asked VP Kamala Harris why she and President Biden have refused to visit the Southern border to see the crisis firsthand.Her response—delivered from a podium in Guatemala—was that going to America's border would be nothing more than "grand gestures."

3:54 PM · Jun 7, 2021

Instead, she’s going to talk a lot about root causes, because that’s really going to address the crisis right now?

But it turns out no one is really having any of that spin away from the harmful effect of the Biden/Harris policies, including the Guatemalan president, Alejandro Giammattei. Giammattei tags the right people for it – calling Harris out on international TV.

Giammattei explained how the immediate policy changes upon Biden’s inauguration (such as the
reversal of Trump’s “Safe Third Country” policy) immediately led to smugglers organizing in Guatemala bring kids illegally to the United States.

Senator Ted Cruz

Joe Biden is responsible for this border crisis.Even the President of Guatemala agrees.

12:03 PM · Jun 7, 2021

“The message changed to ‘we’re going to reunite families and we’re going to reunite children. The very next day the coyotes were here organizing groups of children to take them to the United States,” Giammattei said.

Even after the massive influx, the White House has made it clear they are
not changing the policy of accepting all minors into the country and then reuniting them with family here or back in their home countries. So they’ll keep coming. Harris did some performative theater today, telling folks “don’t come.” But unless you actually change the policy, why would anyone care that you said that? So it’s just about posturing for the American audience, which is disturbed with Biden/Harris over their failures at the border.

The Guatemalan president’s comment isn’t even unique; the president of El Salvador said something similar in March.

RNC Research

El Salvador’s President said in March promises of free healthcare are an incentive for illegal immigration. Biden and Harris both pledged to provide free healthcare to illegal immigrants.

11:47 AM · Jun 7, 2021

It’s not a hard concept to grasp, as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) observes.

Ted Cruz

You mean Biden’s campaigning on amnesty, open borders & free healthcare for all illegal aliens wasn’t a good idea?No kidding.

RNC Research

Guatemalan president says Joe Biden’s “message” is contributing to the 21-year high in border crossings

10:11 AM · Jun 7, 2021

If Kamala Harris really wanted to get to the root cause of the #BidenBorderCrisis, she'd examine Biden's promise of free health care for illegal aliens.

— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 7, 2021
Everyone seems to get it except the Biden/Harris team.