Appearing on “Sunday Morning Futures” Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) compared putting VP Harris in charge of the border crisis to making disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong drug czar.
“Now President Biden has put Vice President Harris in charge of fixing it,” Kennedy said. “I know the vice president. She’s a lovely person. I sat on Judiciary with her. But that’s like…that’s like putting a Lance Armstrong in charge…as drug czar, in charge of our drug programs.”
“I mean, she’s called the Border Patrol a bunch of Ku Klux Klanners,” he added.
In 2018, Harris indeed asked acting ICE Director Ronald Vitiello to compare the agency to the KKK.
“Are you aware of the perception of many about how the power and the discretion at ICE is being used to enforce the laws and do you see any parallels [with the KKK]?” Harris asked
“Are you aware that there is a perception that ICE is administering its power in a way that is causing fear and intimidation, particularly among immigrants and specifically among immigrants coming from Mexico and Central America?” she continued.
From Nov 15 2018: