Kamala Harris was in Milwaukee on Tuesday, but several Wisconsin Republicans have said they want the vice president to go to the US-Mexico border instead.
Critics included US Senator Ron Johnson, R-Wis., According to FOX 6 of Milwaukee.
“Glad to have her visit to Milwaukee, but she should really inspect the crisis President Biden has created on the border,” Johnson said in a statement Tuesday, according to the station.
“Glad to have her visit to Milwaukee, but she should really inspect the crisis President Biden has created on the border.”
Harris was in town to tout Biden’s $ 2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, which Johnson called a “mess,” according to FOX 6.
“Instead of creating more opportunities, it will kill people’s jobs, raise their taxes and further implement the agenda of the left-wing radicals,” Johnson said.
Republicans at the state level of Wisconsin also blasted the vice president’s trip.
“We appreciate the visit to Wisconsin, but respectfully, you have much bigger issues to resolve now,” wrote State Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke and Pro Tempore President Tyler August, in a joint statement, according to Milwaukee’s FOX 6.
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“As the person best qualified to solve this problem, we implore you to start acting now to help our southern border,” they added.
“As the person best qualified to solve this problem, we implore you to start taking action now to help our southern border.”
Steineke and August were among Republicans across the country who recently visited the border region – as the GOP tries to point out that neither Harris nor President Biden have visited the border since taking office.
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August said he and Steineke were invited by the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a conservative think tank, and that the trip was funded in part by campaign donations, not taxpayer dollars, FOX reported 6.
Republicans in the state of Wisconsin have noted that they believe the entire United States should be involved in securing the border – and preventing the burden from being placed solely on border states.
“This should not fall on the backs of the southern border states themselves,” Steineke said. “It’s just as much a question of safety as theirs.
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Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, sent Wisconsin National Guard troops to Texas in 2018 to help secure the border, but current Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, withdrew his troops shortly time after taking office in 2019, FOX 6 rated.
Harris’ stop in Milwaukee included a visit to the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, where she toured the school’s clean energy labs. The vice president also participated in a panel discussion on the Biden administration’s plans to invest in research and development projects, FOX 6 reported.
US Senator Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis, accompanied Harris during the shutdown. U.S. Representative Gwen Moore, D-Wis., As well as several academic and business executives, according to FOX 6.
Before flying to Wisconsin, Harris addressed the Washington Conference on the Americas on Tuesday morning, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
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“Our administration strongly believes in the potential of the region and in the power of the people of the region,” said the vice president. “Latin Americans are shaping their own future. They are writing their own history.”
Harris has announced plans to visit the so-called “North Triangle” region of Central America in June.
The countries of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala are the countries from which many migrants attempt to reach the United States leave, and Harris said she hoped to address the “root causes” of the decision. to leave their country of origin.