Soo Kim, an analyst at the Rand Corporation, said the latest launches are part of a campaign by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to ensure he is not marginalized. “It’s North Korea’s way of showing defiance of the alliance,” she told Agence France-Presse, according to the BBC. [firefly_poll] As North Korea fired missiles, Harris planned a visit to the Demilitarized Zone, the heavily fortified buffer that separates the two Koreas. News of that visit brought a round of mockery for Harris, considering one of her duties is supposed to involve managing the ongoing illegal immigration crisis on the U.S. southern border.
My comments, via .@bpolitics: “Kim Jong Un ‘had his crosshairs’ on the USS Reagan in SKorea and Harris’ upcoming visit, and ‘prob viewed these events as an oppty to remind his neighbors of his existence and importantly, the ongoing weapons development.” https://t.co/JZSTPCvaU6— Soo Kim (@mllesookim) September 26, 2022
Meanwhile, Harris told The New York Times that her focus in South Korea will be differences with South Korea over American tax credits for electric vehicles as well as gender equity issues.
Border Czar Kamala Harris is traveling thousands of miles to visit the DMZ in Korea instead of visiting our own southern border.Our country is literally being invaded and she doesn’t care. — Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) September 27, 2022
“I strongly believe that you can actually measure the state of a democracy based on the status of women in that democracy,” Harris said. “I do plan on bringing it up with him.” She said she would raise issues of gender fairness in “all parts of the system, including government.” [ic_related] Harris will also have a discussion with several South Korean women to discuss gender fairness reforms and “actually address this issue in a systemic way.” This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
“Ms. Harris told The Times that she also planned to discuss gender equality issues in South Korea, which has the highest gender-wage gap among wealthy countries, and where less than one-fifth of its national lawmakers are women.” https://t.co/gfQAhqXOoB— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) September 28, 2022