(USA Features) Sen. Marco Rubio blasted Vice President Kamala Harris’s trip to Guatemala and Mexico during an interview Thursday, saying he doesn’t believe migrants will listen to her telling them not to come to the U.S. after spending all of the 2020 campaign promising the Biden administration would welcome them.
In addition, the Florida Republican told Fox Business Network he could not recall a “more disastrous series of meetings” for a U.S. vice president or president on foreign soil.
“I do not remember, certainly not in my years of watching American politics, a more disastrous series of meetings and a visit, a foreign visit, than Kamala Harris’ to Guatemala. I can’t remember a more disastrous episode for a vice-president or for a president, for that matter,” said Rubio, who is the vice-chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
“But I think it’s unfortunate; they campaigned for months on they’re going to be totally different from Trump, and no matter what she says and they say now the perception is out there in much of Central America that the United States under Joe Biden is very lax,” he added.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) June 17, 2021
“And that’s an incentive for people to take this journey. It’s a dangerous journey; they shouldn’t do it, but they’re not going to listen to Kamala Harris when she says, ‘Don’t come,'” noted Rubio.
“They’ve got a year and a half of her running for president saying we’re not going to turn anyone away.”
During a press conference last week with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammatte, she warned citizens of that country who may be thinking of crossing illegally to the United States, “Do not come. Do not come. The United States will continue to enforce our laws and secure our borders.”
She added: “If you come to our border, you will be turned back.”