WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, as Vice President Kamala Harris visits Guatemala and Mexico, Senator Rick Scott released the following statement highlighting her disgraceful refusal to visit the United States’ southern border and address the crisis caused by the Biden administration’s reckless open borders and amnesty policies.  


Senator Scott has committed to hold President Biden’s nominees to fill positions at the Department of Homeland Security until the president honors his commitment, visits the border and confronts the dangerous national security threat and humanitarian crisis he’s created.


Senator Rick Scott said, “Months after being chosen to lead the Biden administration’s response to the border crisis it created, Vice President Harris has shown she’ll do anything to avoid taking responsibility and showing real leadership. Her continued refusal to address the border crisis – which threatens the safety of American families – is disgraceful and an insult to our brave Customs and Border Protection agents. Buy in from Guatemala and Mexico is critical to getting this crisis under control, but first, Biden and Harris must acknowledge the humanitarian and national security chaos their policies have created here in America and see it firsthand at our border. Anything less is an unacceptable failure.”