Friday, November 12, 2021

The Do Nothing Border Czar VP Kamala Harris Heads to France to Discuss Migrant Crisis — But Not the One in US; Harris Jets Off to France With Record-Low Approval Rating, Lower Expectations

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Kamala Harris heads to France to mend fences, discuss European migrants
Vice President Kamala Harris’s third foreign trip will see her grapple with the migrant crisis — in Europe.
The veep travels to France on Monday for four days of high-profile meetings with French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other European leaders as they gather in Paris to mark Armistice Day, which commemorates the end of World War I.
While there, she will take part in the Paris Conference on Libya, a diplomatic effort aimed at encouraging peaceful elections that could stem the tide of illegal migrants escaping the civil war-torn country for Europe.
Harris will voice “a deep concern for human rights and the situation of migrants and refugees, and reinforce the imperative of protecting vulnerable people, including those fleeing conflict,” a senior administration official said last week. --->READ MORE HERE
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Harris jets off to France with record-low approval rating, lower expectations:
Vice President Kamala Harris embarked Monday on a five-day visit to France, a diplomatic trip intended in part to raise her rock-bottom profile, with a new poll showing her approval rating at an abysmal 28%.
In her third excursion overseas, Ms. Harris will focus on the plight of migrants and refugees in a meeting on Libya with other world leaders, aides said. She also is scheduled to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron, speak at the Paris Peace Forum and participate in an Armistice Day ceremony.
Aides said the vice president’s trip is important for U.S. alliances and crucial to addressing sex equality and “rising inequality” around the world. She will be accompanied by second gentleman Doug Emhoff.
But given Ms. Harris’ unpopularity and the administration’s damaged record on foreign policy since the military withdrawal from Afghanistan, critics say the vice president has little to offer U.S. allies.
“Kamala Harris brings practically nothing with her to Europe in terms of credibility and standing,” said Nile Gardiner, a foreign policy specialist at the conservative Heritage Foundation.
“She is the most unpopular vice president in modern times, according to Gallup polling, with good reason. She has been a hugely ineffective vice president serving in a deeply unpopular presidency. That is the feeling both at home and abroad. It’s hard to see how in any way Kamala Harris is going to be advancing U.S. interests on the European stage,” he said. --->READ MORE HERE
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