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Back in March, President Biden appointed Vice President Kamala Harris to be the point person to handle the illegal immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. It’s now June and Harris is in Guatemala and has refused to visit the crisis zone and witness it firsthand. But she had little to worry about as NBC was playing defense on her behalf. And during the Monday newscast of NBC Nightly News, anchor Lester “fairness is overrated” Holt decided to boast about Harris’s abdication and help her slam her critics.
Holt was broadcasting live from Guatemala where he bragged about scoring an interview with Harris later that evening. But right at the top of the program, he immediately played a soundbite of Harris telling off her critics while at a press conference with the Guatemalan president:
HOLT: Tonight, Vice President Kamala Harris on her first foreign trip as VP; on the ground here meeting officials and searching for ways to attack the roots of the crisis that is overwhelming the United States border, and facing questions as to why she is here and not there.