Just when you thought Vice President Kamala Harris couldn't pay any less attention to the role she was assigned to play at the border to handle the ongoing migration crisis, she just announced in a tweet that she will chair the National Space Council.
The femalele Vice President wrote, "As I've said before: In America, when we shoot for the moon, we plant our flag on it. I am honored to lead our National Space Council."
As I've said before: In America, when we shoot for the moon, we plant our flag on it. I am honored to lead our National Space Council.
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) May 1, 2021
This sudden change in interest will likely do little to quiet her critics who accuse Harris of being missing in action when it comes to her border-related duties assigned to her directly from President Joe Biden on March 24, that's 39 days as of the time of this writing.
According to her foes Vice President Harris does not want to face the consequences of a political stalemate that could drag out for the entire Biden presidency. The White House is pleading with Harris to work towards resolving the issue in a diplomatic manner with leaders from within the Northern Triangle, that being the three Central American countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.
But many Republicans are not convinced.
Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said, "You can't talk to Northern Triangle countries, or to Mexican officials, without understanding the pressures and the situation and atmosphere on the border. The two are so linked, you can't do one without the other."
The Space Council was re-formed under former president Donald Trump and was kept by the Biden administration. It was first created by the George H.W. Bush administration in 1989 but was disbanded just a few years later.