Kamala Harris’s trip to Guatemala and Mexico is delayed when Air Force is forced to turn around 2 minutes after takeoff due to a ‘technical problem’ as vice president heads south of the border for her first foreign trip
- Kamala Harris’ flight to Guatemala was delayed on Sunday when her plane had to turn around and land minutes after departure due to ‘technical problems’
- “There are no major safety concerns,” Harris’ chief spokesman Symone Sanders told reporters as they turned the plane over
- As he stepped out of the car, the vice president said, “I’m fine. I am fine. We all said a little prayer, but we’re good’
- Harris is going to Guatemala on Sunday night for a two-day trip there and to Mexico in her capacity as ‘border czar’
- It’s her first overseas trip as vice president and comes as the Republican chides her for refusing to visit the southern border
Just minutes after Kamala Harris left for Guatemala City on Sunday, Air Force 2 had to turn around due to “technical issues.”
‘It’s a technical matter. There are no major security concerns,” Harris’ chief spokesman Symone Sanders told reporters.
After taking off, reporters said there was an “unusual noise” that appeared to be coming from the landing gear as the plane took off. Upon landing, everything seemed normal.
The vice president unscheduled after landing back at Joint Base Andrews in suburban Washington DC and boarded another plane.
She told reporters as she disembarked, “I’m fine. I am fine. We’ve all prayed a little, but it’s going well.’
Harris is still ready for the next steps.
Kamala Harris’ flight to Guatemala was delayed on Sunday when her plane had to turn around minutes after departure due to ‘technical problems’. Harris exits Air Force 2 and is ready for the next steps
The vice president gave his thumbs up as he got off the plane and said, “I’m fine. I am fine. We all said a little prayer, but we’re good’
The vice president will leave for Guatemala on Sunday evening for a two-day trip there and to Mexico in her capacity as ‘border czar’
In March, President Joe Biden put Harris in charge of the massive migration crisis.
Since it appeared that the problem was not going anywhere on the southern border, the government quickly changed its name to indicate that Harris is focused on addressing the root causes leading to mass migration to the US from the countries of the northern region. triangle – Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
Since the takeover, Republicans have berated the vice president for not once visiting the southern border, where enforcement groups have been overwhelmed and facilities have reached nearly 2,000 percent capacity at some points.
Harris said she will head south of the border into Mexico on her journey, but insisted she still won’t stop on the US side of the border.
She has also spoken by telephone with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
On her first trip abroad, Harris will sit down with Giammattei on Monday and then events with Guatemalan community leaders and entrepreneurs.
Asylum-seeking migrant families from Venezuela wait May 26, 2021 in Del Rio, Texas, for border police officers to take them to detention centers after illegally crossing the Rio Grande River from Mexico to the US
On Tuesday, she will travel to Mexico City to meet President López Obrador and participate in roundtables with women entrepreneurs and union leaders in Mexico.
The White House, along with experts, argue that Harris’ goal is to show the US that he cares and is looking for long-term solutions.
The two-day visit is not intended to be a rollout of a large-scale plan to solve the problem of thousands of Central Americans and Mexicans fleeing to the US and seeking asylum.