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Trump’s Upcoming Border Visit Forced Vp Harris’ Trip, Republicans Say

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Republicans in Congress credited former President Donald Trump’s upcoming border visit as the reason Vice President Harris will now be traveling to the southern border nearly 100 days after she was tapped by President Biden to address the root cause of the border crisis.

The White House announced on Wednesday that it is now the “appropriate time” for Harris to travel south to see the border, though Harris dismissed the idea of a visit as a “grand gesture” earlier this month.

The announcement of the vice president’s trip comes a week after Trump announced he would be traveling to visit the southern border with Texas’ Republican Governor Greg Abbott on June 30.

Multiple Republicans in Congress were quick to slam Harris after the announcement, crediting Trump with spurring the vice president’s trip down south by saying he’d visit the border before Harris even put a trip on her calendar.

Rep. August Pfluger of Texas, told Fox News on Wednesday that the veep’s trip came about after “months of pressure” from lawmakers, Texans and a potential trip to the border from the former president.

“It took months of pressure from those of us in Congress, Texans along the border, and a visit from President Trump himself to finally convince ‘Border Czar’ Vice President Harris to visit the border first-hand,” Pfluger said.

“When the Vice President arrives I hope she takes the ti… (Read more)

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