A key Democratic congressman has publicly snubbed Vice President Kamala Harris as the Biden administration continues to lose support among the Democrats.
On Monday, Rep. Lou Correa (D-CA) refused to attend a meeting between congressional Hispanic Democrats and Harris’s new communications director, Jamal Simmons, according to The Hill.
The virtual meeting, scheduled for Thursday, is intended to defuse tensions between Simmons and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC).
Simmons was hit with a backlash over decade-old tweets where Harris’s new aide apparently called for the deportation of undocumented activists who revealed their immigration status live on MSNBC.
“The deep concern to me is this may show his true disposition when it comes to immigration,” Correa told The Hill.
“That’s what my concern is. A meeting is not going to change my mind or give me peace of mind one way or the other.”
Shortly after the tweets were resurfaced, Simmons tweeted an apology for “offending ppl who care as much as I do about making America the best, multiethnic, diverse democracy.”
Correa has been one of the most vocal proponents of immigration reform this Congress.
He spurned the idea of a formal meeting to discuss the tweets, saying he’d rather see action than discuss decade-old statements on immigration.
— FAIR (@FAIRImmigration) January 18, 2022