Harris hears criticism from all sides amid difficult first trip

Even Democrats conceded the trip hadn’t gone as well as it was intended.

“She is going to be haunted by this trip and this issue for as long as she is in politics,” said one Democratic strategist, in no uncertain terms. “The border is a thorny issue and she can’t win inside her party and she’ll be targeted for these comments for a long time from Republicans.”...

Republicans also seized on the comments and the trip overall.

“This unconventional approach is nothing more than a cynical political decision to ensure the blame doesn’t fall on her shoulders by distancing herself from Biden’s border crisis,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) wrote in a statement.