Vice President Kamala Harris took an unexplained trip to Palm Springs, California, on Friday while Democrats back in the nation’s capital focused on trying to pass their partisan $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill and an infrastructure bill.
“Harris, who recently campaigned for Gov. Gavin Newsom in the Bay Area ahead of the state’s Sept. 14 recall election, appears unlikely to meet with local Democrats during her visit,” The Desert Sun reported. “Elle Kurpiewski, political director of the Democratic Headquarters of the Desert, said nobody she knows was aware of the vice president’s scheduled visit.”
The White House did not immediately comment on the nature of Harris’ visit to Palm Springs but said that she would be back in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. Fox News noted that Harris and her husband, Douglas Emhoff, own a home in Los Angeles.
Journalists were reportedly “not allowed” to watch Harris’ departure from Joint Base Andrews.
President Joe Biden met with Democrat lawmakers on Friday over the party’s attempt