According to a report, Vice President Kamala Harri flew to Southern California Friday to make a quick getaway. However, the White House kept mum about the reasons behind the trip.
Harris left Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Friday afternoon and flew to Palm Springs. Palm Springs is a resort town located about 107 miles east Los Angeles. The Washington Times reported.
According to the newspaper, the White House stated that the vice president was due to return to Washington on Saturday.
Douglas Emhoff, Harris’ husband, owns a house in Brentwood in Los Angeles. However, the White House stated that Harris would be spending the night at Palm Springs at an undisclosed location.
The Times reported that Harris was not allowed to leave Maryland.
According to the newspaper , Harris did not schedule any public events during her visit to California. Also, no California Democrats reported plans to meet Harris.
The plane of Harris landed at Palm Springs International Airport shortly after 7 p.m. PT, according to The Desert Sun newspaper. reported that there was a large law enforcement presence in the area.
Christy Gilbert Holstege, Palm Springs Mayor, tweeted a welcoming message to Harris Friday. However, the message did not give any clues as to the purpose of Harris’s visit.
Since March, Harris was given the task of managing the Biden administration’s response on the U.S.-Mexico Border Crisis. Republicans have been critiquing Harris for her inability to visit the border region, with the exception of a short trip to El Paso (Texas) in June.
Harris also made numerous trips to California over the same period, including several weekends between June and July.
Harris ran for California governor earlier this month. Gavin Newsom, a San Leandro resident, was running for California governor. Newsom was in recall elections, but he survived and is now in his second term.
Friday’s quick trip West was made as Democrats in Congress tried to push President Biden’s economic agenda. This included a $1 trillion bipartisan bill for infrastructure and a $3.5 trillion “reconciliation” bill that would include other spending proposals.
Harris could be required on Capitol Hill in the event of a Senate deadlock. However, lawmakers continued to work on the proposals Friday.