Kamala Blames Trump Admin for Migrant Truck Casualty, Death Toll Rises to 53 – Opinion


Kamala Harris, the Vice President of the United States has determined that Donald Trump is the one responsible for the 53 deaths in the terrible migrant-truck accidents. In an NPR interview Tuesday, she said we “need to take seriously the fact that we have a broken immigration system that was decimated by the last administration. And we’ve been trying, and we are on the path doing it, to fix that broken system.”


The system that was “decimated by the last administration” actually performed notably better than the current Biden-Harris effort. The attempts of the current regime to “fix the system” have led to an all-time high in illegal border crossings.


Harris was also quick to bash Republicans who criticized the administration’s policies in the wake of the tragedy, singling out Texas Governor Greg Abbott:



This is part of what really makes the issue worse. The governor responded to 50 deaths in the state by going straight to politics. Instead, he chose to ignore the facts.



After Abbott’s Monday tweet, she was responding to her.



Harris continues:



My administration will not allow human traffickers or human smugglers to exploit vulnerable people to make a profit. This is unacceptable, along with political grandstanding surrounding tragedy.



How hypocritical to complain about “political grandstanding around tragedy,” while in the same breath you’re taking shots at Trump and Abbott. She continues to show remarkable lack of self-awareness.


As we find out more, the details surrounding these deaths become more horrific. The truck driver, who was found dead in the ditch after being drugged and had an extensive criminal record. “He was very high on meth when he was arrested nearby and had to be taken to the hospital,” a law enforcement official said.


After experiencing problems with his truck, the driver abandoned it near a railway track. Nearly 46 migrants were declared dead on the spot, with many more dying in nearby hospitals. The staggering toll makes it “the worst one we’ve seen in the U.S.,” said Craig Larrabee, acting special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations in San Antonio.


“The organizations are getting more violent — they don’t care about the people,” he continued. “They don’t think of them as people. They think of them as commodities.” Law enforcement officers also tracked down and arrested two associates, both Mexican nationals who were living in the U.S. illegally.


Despite the catastrophe, Harris, named the “Border Czar” by Biden in March 2021, continued trying to defend the administration’s failed border policies:



In the past three months, there have been more than 2,000 arrests. At least eight of these indictments have occurred, I believe. That must be dealt with in the context of death-related criminal behaviour.



Start by making sure the law is followed.


In their responses, the rest of Biden’s Administration have been similarly unimpressive.  Biden was quizzed Tuesday by a journalist about his reaction to the mass murder event. He simply said, “Walk away!”



Meanwhile, as my colleague Nick Arama reported, Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was almost comical with this whopper Tuesday: “The fact of the matter is the border is closed,” she claimed.


The Biden Administration’s inept policies led directly to this sad event, as lax enforcement and a seeming desire to simply ignore the border have turned the Rio Grande into the Wild, Wild West. Harris is free to blame Trump. Abbott, or put it on Putin, but it won’t change the fact: these deaths are on Biden and Harris.