The White House defended Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday for touring to Chicago this week regardless of being tasked by the president with main on points associated to the border disaster.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki spoke about Harris’s go to to Chicago on Tuesday to advertise Americans getting their coronavirus vaccination photographs. During the go to, the vice chairman additionally stopped and obtained a bit of cake on the Brown Sugar Bakery in Chicago.
“While she was there, like many Americans, she got a snack, I think she’s allowed to do that,” Psaki stated in the course of the White House press briefing when requested about Harris’s go to to the bakery.
Psaki additionally pointed to a few statements launched by the vice chairman’s workplace as proof that Harris was nonetheless main on the border disaster issue.
“This is absolutely an issue that she remains committed to, is in the lead on,” she stated, referring to the vice chairman.
Psaki clarified that Harris was extra centered on dealing with the “root causes” of migration within the international locations of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador than the overall disaster on the Southern border.
She additionally declined to say whether or not Biden or Harris have been ready to go to the border to deal with the continuing disaster of unattended minors flooding throughout the Southern border.
“I don’t have any trips to outline or preview,” she stated. “What our focus is on is solutions.”