Kamala Harris snapped at a Univision reporter for asking her when she will visit the U.S.-Mexico border – losing her composure once again when asked why as ‘border czar’ she hadn’t been to the site.
Migrant numbers are on track this year to reach highs not seen since 2006.
Harris spoke to Colombian journalist Ilia Calderon, an anchor with the Miami-based network, the day after her return from Mexico and Guatemala, where she spoke to presidents of both countries about ways to curtail soaring arrivals at the border.
‘Do you have a date for your trip to the border, to see the situation with your own eyes?’
Harris replied: ‘I will keep you posted.’
Her rebuke of Calderon, with a terse ‘I’ve not finished’, bore echoes of her dismissal of Mike Pence, when he attempted to interrupt her during their vice presidential debate last October.
‘I’m speaking,’ she reprimanded him, with a smile, before continuing her point.
The moment became a meme, and ‘I’m speaking’ was emblazed on t-shirts worn by Biden-Harris supporters.
This time round, the put down was less celebrated.
The vice president’s two-day trip was dogged by questions about when she would visit the border – to her evident annoyance.
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