Byron Donalds, Mike Waltz talk ‘failed’ VP as Kamala Harris visits Florida
Congressmen condemn 'failed' VP Harris.

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Republicans rail as Harris hits Florida markets.

Two Republican Congressmen fulminated about what they framed as the failures of Vice President Kamala Harris Thursday, as she prepared to visit Florida.

Reps. Byron Donalds and Mike Waltz denounced Harris’ performance in office, offering the official Republican National Committee clap back to Harris’ two-stop Sunshine State tour.

Harris was slated to discuss reproductive rights in Orlando and visit with service members at Tampa’s MacDill Air Force Base, but the Congressmen’s comments focused more on what they consider a dismal performance from the Joe Biden administration and its second-in-command.

Donalds said Harris has not delivered as the “border czar,” with Mexican border policy being an “abject failure” with “anemic security policies.”

“She’s been ineffective in her primary role of securing the nation,” Donalds said.

Waltz added his own opprobrium.

“She’s going to the Spec Ops command to receive a briefing. I find that quite ironic and sad. I wish they had done that and listened to them before the Afghan debacle,” said Waltz, a Green Beret who served as an advisor to another veep, Dick Cheney.

“The intelligence community is briefing us on a regular basis that ISIS and Al Qaeda again intend to hit us,” Waltz said, describing a “human rights disaster” in the country invaded under George W. Bush’s administration.

Regarding Ukraine, Waltz wanted “accountability” and “oversight” for U.S. aid amid the continued Russian invasion.

“I support it,” Waltz cautioned. “But the way the administration is going about it, we’re in a black hole.”

The Congressmen’s condemnations bookended a day begun by a Harris denunciation from the RNC itself while the Vice President was en route to the state.

“Today, Kamala Harris gets to see a state succeeding by doing the opposite of everything she supports. Florida’s better off than California because Kamala Harris never brought her failed politics here,” asserted RNC Spokeswoman Julia Friedland.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


14 comments

  • Impeach Biden

    July 14, 2022 at 4:05 pm

    Kamala has been a disgrace. She has failed miserably as the appointed “Border Czar” by our incompetent CIC. To think she was chosen over Val Demings as VP, what does that tell you about Val?

  • "Aunty" Leftwin

    July 14, 2022 at 4:49 pm

    “Republicans rail as Harris hits Florida markets.”
    Special Operations Command is not a “Florida market”. If she wanted to talk to Floridians, she could have come to Pinellas and talked to all of us citizens, particularly those of us who are on fixed incomes and suffering more and more as Bidenflation grows and grows. But she didn’t. Dealing with people who dislike her policies is not her prime job, nor is it Biden’s.

  • ScienceBLVR

    July 14, 2022 at 4:51 pm

    hmmmm Lets talk about Donalds and Waltz’s failures. Both of these buffoons participated in multifarious attempted coup following the 2020 election which their boy lost legitimately. Waltz even joined one of the many many losing cases before SC calling for legitimate votes in Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania to be discarded. Their failed reasoning was based on lies, and a preposterous legal argument which the SC rejected bigly. Either they are both complete idiots or traitors to democracy and the Constitution. So their input is tainted. Vote them out and save our country.

    • Impeach Biden

      July 14, 2022 at 5:35 pm

      ScienceBLVR,

      If I was a liberal wacko like you, then I could spin this and claim you are racist going after Donalds, but I won’t. He is a rising star in the Republican Party and he has my full support. You go stroke your picture of Fauci and Rebekah Jones.

      • Based Desantis Supporter

        July 14, 2022 at 7:26 pm

        I live in lee county and he is very very well liked here. I think he has a shot at the senate one day. Dude is very politically savvy and is also very bright. I might volunteer for him this cycle. Both he and desantis

        • Bill

          July 15, 2022 at 7:55 am

          I live in Lee County as well and find him to be quite useless, certainly around local issues that I care about. It will be an interesting election this year to be sure meanwhile, I’ll just sit back and enjoy the fact that LCEC just jacked up my electricity bill by $100 per month as I watch open spaces being paved over with commercial real estate that nobody wants.

      • ScienceBLVR

        July 14, 2022 at 8:18 pm

        Again with the Rebekah Jones obsession..Peach, snap out of it. You and Tom with his Manchuria mantra. Gesshh, show some imagination, in your rants, be more creative. The rest of us get bored with the same copy and paste. Tom is worse, grant you, but you need new material Shecky Green!

  • Based Desantis Supporter

    July 14, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    Can I Just point out How freaking awesome rep Byron Donalds is? He’s a rising Star in The GOP, and for good reason. He is extremely sharp on a broad range of policy issues, and he has a knack of pissing off the left with his wit. It’ll be interesting to see where he goes in his career (maybe the senate?). Florida is where it’s at right now for the political right. Between desantis, Rubio, Byron Donalds, Rep Salazar, and many more, floridas GOP is diverse and is leading the way nationally

  • PeterH

    July 14, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    These clowns need to stay focused on Floridians!

    Rubio, Scott and Florida’s Republicans in Congress could have ….but didn’t prepare strict border control and immigration laws. It’s their job to create legislation NOT THE WHITE HOUSE.

    Rubio, Scott and Florida’s Republicans in Congress could have …..but didn’t remove Trump from office for withholding military aid to Ukraine.

    Rubio, Scott and Florida’s Republicans in Congress could have ….. but didn’t write legislation to restrict gun sales and protect our schools.

    Rubio, Scott and Florida’s Republicans in Congress could have ….. but didn’t write legislation to protect the health decisions of women and doctors in the State of Florida.

    Rubio, Scott and Florida’s Republicans in Congress could have ….. but didn’t write legislation to BLOCK TRUMP’S TRADE TARIFFS….which, now that the pandemic is slowing, is one of the primary causes of today’s inflation. As stressed by Trump’s own economist when you force trade tariffs on imports….. the American consumer pays the price.

    Florida is showing the wear for 20 years of failed Republican leadership.
    Per capita Florida COVID deaths higher than California.
    33% of Florida residents live below the poverty level.
    25% of Florida’s residents live on Medicaid.
    Schools are short thousands of teachers and staff.
    Only 30% of Florida’s third graders can read.

  • tom palmer

    July 15, 2022 at 4:41 pm

    I clicked on the story to find out who these guys are. I had never heard of either one of them. I guess they’re trying to become better known.

  • YYep

    July 15, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    Sometimes you paddle waddle.

  • Just a comment

    July 15, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    And sometimes you get closed doors to waddle in.or locked out and ripped

  • Elliott Offen

    July 16, 2022 at 9:57 am

    Vote RED for wealth and income inequality the likes of which the world has never seen.

    Vote RED for a culture of greed, racism, incivility, and mind bending politicized religion.

    Vote RED for low wage exploitation and capitalist scams

    Vote RED for domestic terrorism to eliminate government so that hogs can grift Americans into slavery.

    Vote RED for ancient Roman plutocracy all in the name of Jesus.

    Vote RED for get out of jail free for the rich and prison for the poor

  • Truckinbroke

    July 16, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    as

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