‘God Help Us if She Becomes President,’ Ex-US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley Says on Kamala Harris and Migrant Border Crisis
Former US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has lambasted America’s Vice President Kamala Harris on her actions, or, rather, inaction with respect to the migrant crisis unfolding at the US-Mexican border.
At the end of March 2021, US President Joe Biden tapped his Vice President Kamala Harris to lead diplomatic efforts with Mexico and the Central American nations of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras (known as the Northern Triangle) in order to try to reduce the influx of illegal immigrants from the US-Mexican border.
Ever since then, Harris has not given press conferences on the issue and has not visit the US border with Mexico leading to much criticism from the Republican Party.
Nikki Haley, a prominent figure in the GOP, who served as the former US Ambassador to the UN under then President Donald Trump in 2017-2018, and as Governor of South Carolina in 2011-2017, has become the latest right-wing critic of Vice President Harris. Both Haley and Harris have Indian ancestry.
Speaking on “America Reports” on Fox News on Wednesday, Haley lambasted America’s Democratic President Joe Biden’s “obsession” with reversing the policies of his Republican predecessor Joe Biden, including with respect to securing the US border with Mexico.
“We had the solution. I mean, the Trump administration had the same migrant problem, but they fixed it. And what they did was they used tough love with our friends. You know, Guatemala and Honduras are friends of America. They are not anti-American,“ Haley said with respect to the Central American nations which are presently the source of large numbers of illegal immigrants entering the US.
“What President [Trump] did was he gave them tough love. He said, “This is what we expect of you. We will partner with you, but you’ve got to control the situation in your country. If they want asylum, they have to apply from there. From there,” Haley added.
She praised Trump for working with Mexico which is the transit country for Central American migrants trying to come to the US.
According to the former US Ambassador to the UN, “it’s really unacceptable that Biden is so obsessed with Trump reversals that he’ll literally put the American public and these kids at risk the way he is.”
“Then he gives Kamala Harris, apparently, she’s the one in charge. This is the same person that encouraged 7,000 migrants to come to America. She referred to ICE (US Immigration and Customs Enforcement – editor’s note) as the KKK. She’s now in charge of this,“ Haley declared.
“[Harris] has been missing in action. And God help us if she ever becomes president because if this is how she handles a crisis, I mean, I just can’t imagine how she would run our country. And so it’s really devastating,“ the high-profile Republican declared.
Haley recalled how she also traveled to Honduras and Guatemala as part of the Trump administration’s efforts to control the influx of illegal immigrants from Central America.
“We had these conversations with them and it was, “Help us help you, but we’re not going to sit there and put up with your problems,” she recounted.
“And these smugglers are coming. They’re making money on every one of those children. They’re making money on everyone. They will leave a child if they don’t have their shoes … they will leave a child if they’re too slow. It’s inhumane. It’s unacceptable. And, you know, really, the idea that anyone would be OK with the way Kamala Harris and Joe Biden are handling this is is just unthinkable,“ Haley concluded.
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