When Vice President Kamala Harris was tapped to solve the problem of our growing humanitarian crisis on the southern border, some wondered just how quickly the veep would ride off to save the day.
As it turned out, it took Harris more than 70 days to travel south at all, allowing the migrant surge to exacerbate for well over two months before even scheduling such a trip.
And then, in a cruel twist of irony, this trip itself had to be delayed on account of some issue with Air Force Two.
Vice President Kamala Harris’ diplomatic trip to Guatemala and Mexico got off to a bumpy start Sunday after her plane was forced to return to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland about 25 minutes after it had taken off.
Air Force Two landed safely. Spokesperson Symone Sanders told reporters the plane returned because of a “technical issue” and said there were no major safety concerns.
“I’m good, I’m good,” Harris told reporters after getting off the plane. “We all said a little prayer, but we’re good.”
Harris would arrive in Guatemala only a few hours behind schedule.
The Vice President had repeatedly suggested that, in lieu of a trip to the border, that she would be working on tackling the “root causes” of migration, naming “climate change” as one of the most powerful factors.