Max Boot: VP Harris Not Visiting the Border ‘a Phony-Baloney Scandal’ Led by ‘Right Wing Attack Machine’ Fox
BOOT: “I think she did fine. She could have handled the questions about the border a bit better but to my mind, it’s basically a phony-baloney scandal. Because, you know, you have this right wing attack machine led by Fox and others, and they need to attack Democrats for something, but they can’t lay a glove on Joe Biden because he seems so innocuous and so likable, and so they’re looking on somebody else in the Democratic Party to beat up. And Vice President Harris as a woman of color is a prime target. And so they've created this pseudo scandal about why hasn't she visited the border. Well, maybe one good reason is she is not in charge of the border. She in not the secretary of homeland security. Her remit from President Biden is to deal with the Central American states and to try to get them to reduce their migration to the United States. And that’s what she was doing when she was visiting Guatemala and Mexico. So this notion she has to go to the border, it’s really this Fox News concoction, but they’ve had enough success blasting it out into the atmosphere that the vice president certainly has to be able to handle those kinds of questions in a better way."