Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey went after Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday, calling her the "worst possible choice" to lead the White House effort to manage the immigration crisis at the border.
Ducey said that Harris has not previously said she "considers the border a problem or a serious threat."
"If President Biden's intent was to show that he's taking this issue seriously, he's really done the exact opposite," Ducey said, adding that Biden had "completely trivialized the issue by putting someone in charge who flat out just doesn't care."
President Biden announced on Wednesday that he was putting Harris in charge of communications between the U.S. administration and Mexico and Central American countries about the influx of immigrants coming into the country.
"I've been governor under three presidents, and this is by far the worst situation we've seen," Ducey said during a visit to the border last week. "Washington has never been more out of touch, and it starts at the top."