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This question, or something similar, has been put to White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki a number of times over the past couple of months. The common theme of the responses is that VP Harris' brief is more to do with addressing the root cause of migrants arriving at the border at the source - by engaging with political leaders in Northern Triangle ...


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This is mostly to do with the date of Harris' resignation as Senator. She submitted her letter of resignation to California Governor Gavin Newsom on Jan 18th, two days before being sworn in as VP. Recent Vice Presidents who resigned from their Senate seats did so earlier - with the consequence that their appointed replacement assumed their seat before ...


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538 actually has whole analysis devoted to this, showing both how often a member votes in line with Trump's position and comparing that to Trump's vote share in their district. According to their analysis, Kamala Harris votes in line with Trump's position 16.2% of the time, which is slightly higher than Bernie Sanders 14.2%. In the Senate, Kristin ...


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There's nothing explicit there, but the strong implication has been that Harris' job is not to fix the border itself, but the circumstances causing people to cross it in the first place. To that end, the administration has touted trips to countries involved in the migrant crisis (emphasis mine) Vice President Kamala Harris will visit Mexico and Guatemala on ...


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To put a point on it, she's not in charge of the border migration. She's not the border czar. You've been trolled by people telling you she was. I'll use bread&butter Newsweek's April 23rd "Kamala Harris Slammed" article for quotes: "Harris would lead the administration's efforts with Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to both ...


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Expanding on divibisan's identification of the source of the data which motivated this question, the percentages in the original post are correct when limited to votes in the 116th Congress. Of the 39 measures that FiveThirtyEight lists, Sanders has voted on 22, and voted for Trump's position three times, giving him a score of 13.6%. Harris has voted on 27, ...


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