A Californian Democrat who helps run the White House laughed uncontrollably while admitting border security is not her top priority.
Vice President Kamala Harris was caught hysterically laughing about the escalating U.S.–Mexico border crisis.
Fox News caught up with Harris outside of Air Force One and, during the media interview, the vice president made it clear that she had no immediate plan to visit the southern border.
“Uh, um, not today,” she said in a video shared on Twitter.
The Democrat then laughed loudly for several seconds, suggesting the thousands of Mexican nationals—who tried to enter the United States illegally—did not rank highly on her agenda.
“I have [visited the border] before, and I am sure I will again,” she said.
One viewer swore Harris sounded a lot like an African hyena when she laughed.
“The hyena laugh is getting old,” Miss Lynnette commented on the video.
Former Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush also did not think Harris’s behavior was funny at all.
“This is a slap in the face to the border communities that deal with the fallout of this crisis every single day,” he commented on the video. “This administration needs to take this disaster seriously and work towards a comprehensive solution.”
The White House was surprisingly at a loss for words when the broadcaster asked whether the vice president’s laughter was appropriate in light of the ongoing border crisis.
However, the Joe Biden administration maintains the southern border is not experiencing an illegal immigration crisis.
“The answer is no,” Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in a statement. “I think there is a challenge at the border that we are managing, and we have our resources dedicated to managing it.”
President Biden previously indicated he also did not make border security a priority.
“At some point, I will [visit the U.S.—Mexico border] yes,” he said in a statement.
He suggested he already knew about the thousands of Mexican nationals who illegally tried to enter the United States. He seemed so calm about the crisis that he left Washington for a weekend retreat at Camp David in Maryland’s Catoctin Mountain Park.
“I know what is going on in those facilities,” he said.
He also revealed his administration is in no hurry to end the border crisis.
“[We could do more, and] we are in the process of doing it now, including making sure that we re-establish what existed before, which was they can stay in place and make their case from their home country,” he said.