Arizona Governor Doug Ducey slammed President Biden’s decision to tap Vice President to handle the border crisis saying she is the “worst possible choice.” Biden chose to tap Harris to lead the response to the border crisis after she was caught laughing at a reporter who asked if she plans to visit the border.
The Hill reports:
“At no point in her career has [Harris] given any indication that she considers the border a problem or a serious threat,” Ducey said Wednesday, according to the Arizona Republic. “If President Biden’s intent was to show that he’s taking this issue seriously … he’s really done the exact opposite.”
“I’ve been governor under three presidents, and this is by far the worst situation we’ve seen,” Ducey said, according to the newspaper. “Washington has never been more out of touch, and it starts at the top.”
Arizona is one of the states most directly affected by the crisis at the southern border, with one town this week declaring a state of emergency over the number of migrants being dropped off there by federal authorities.
“To drop people in basically the middle of nowhere, it’s 30 miles to the next type of town, and that’s 30 miles of open desert. So especially come July and August, we’re going to be finding bodies,” Chris Riggs, the mayor of Gila Bend, Ariz., said on Tuesday.
The Biden administration has been facing mounting criticism over its response to the “overwhelming” amount of immigrants flooding the border. Biden has barred media from touring the overcrowded facilities and has yet to visit the border himself.