Headline RoundupSeptember 12th, 2022

VP Harris Discuss Southern Border, Threats to Democracy in MSNBC Interview

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In an interview with MSNBC (Left bias) over the weekend, Vice President Kamala Harris took questions on threats to democracy, immigration and more.

When asked by host Chuck Todd about whether threats from within the U.S. pose a risk equal to or greater than the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Harris said current domestic threats are "very dangerous" and "makes us weaker." She also called out "11 people right now running for secretary of state, the keepers of the integrity of the voting system of their state, who are election deniers." Todd also asked Harris about immigration at the southern border, and she replied that "the border is secure, but we also have a broken immigration system, in particular, over the last four years before we came in, and it needs to be fixed." The interview was Harris's most high-profile media appearance in months. 

Coverage from right-rated outlets highlighted Harris's remark about the border, and contrasted it with the fact that roughly 5 million unauthorized migrants have entered the U.S. under Biden. Right-rated voices were highly critical of the remark; one opinion from Washington Examiner (Lean Right bias) called Harris "cowardly and clueless." Writer Jim Geraghty (Lean Right bias) said her answer to the border question was "nonsense." Left- and center-rated sources covered the interview less, and none highlighted Harris's border remark. Instead, most reports from the left and center focused on her comments about election deniers and threats to democracy.

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