Speaking at a White House press briefing on Wednesday, Press Secretary Jen Psaki initially dismissively answered a question from a reporter about Vice-President Kamala Harris taking time to visit a bakery in Chicago while avoiding taking a trip to visit the southern border. “Like many Americans, she got a snack,” said Psaki. “I think she’s allowed to do that.”
New York Post reporter Steven Nelson pointed out that Harris had been named to lead the effort to address the crisis at the border but had not visited it, saying to Psaki, “So on immigration and the border, as we discussed here today, Vice President Harris has been put in charge of addressing the root causes of the border crisis. Last Tuesday, she spoke with Guatemala’s president, but she hasn’t visited the border or Central America or spoken to the leaders of El Salvador or Honduras.”
Nelson then asked, “She was traveling this week. Took time to visit a bakery in Chicago.