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Vice President Kamala Harris again ignored a question on Friday about the arrival of migrants near his residence in Washington, DC.
Later Friday, her husband, second gentleman Doug Emhoff, called it a “shameful” and a “political stunt”.
“They are human beings,” Emhoff told reporters after receiving a COVID-19 booster shot. “These are people. They needed to be treated with dignity and kindness and respect, and they weren’t. And we have so-called leaders in this country who, rather than focusing on what is good for the public in their own state, they’re using people as pawns for a political coup.”
Texas Governor Greg Abbott sent two buses carrying 101 migrants arrived Thursday morning in front of the naval observatory. The group included migrants from Venezuela, Uruguay, Colombia and Mexico. Several migrants, interviewed by Fox News Digital, said they believed the border was open, contrary to what Harris said in an interview on Sunday.
Harris, appearing with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday, ignored a reporter’s shouted question about his reaction to the buses.
“What was your reaction to the buses arriving yesterday?” a pool reporter asked the vice president as she thanked the press with the South African president.
Harris and Ramaphosa turned and walked inside without answering any questions.
The migrants were taken to a local church on Thursday by non-governmental groups.
This last convoy of buses arrived just hours after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis followed through on its similar pledge to drop off illegal immigrants in progressive states, sending two planes full of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard on Wednesday.
Those migrants were bused to Joint Base Cape Cod in Massachusetts on Friday, arriving at the base escorted by two police motorcycles and a police SUV.
Harris also declined to comment on the two migrant buses on Thursday after delivering remarks at the White House.
Harris spoke Thursday morning at the United We Stand summit held at the White House. As the Vice President left the East Room following her remarks, a White House pool reporter asked her to comment on the recent arrival of migrants near her DC residence.
Harris looked at the reporter and continued walking without answering.