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A plane carrying Kamala Harris to Guatemala was forced to return after there were technical issues.
The plane returned to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland Sunday about 25 minutes after it first took off, The Daily Mail reported.
The plane landed safely and she gave a thumbs-up when she got off.
“I’m good, I’m good.
“We all said a little prayer, but we’re good,” she said.
The vice president was expected to depart in another plane in about an hour, spokesperson Symone Sanders told reporters travelling with Ms Harris.
“It is a technical issue.
“There are no major safety concerns,” Ms Sanders said.
Vice President Kamala Harris returns to Joint Base Andrews after technical issues with the plane pic.twitter.com/TJzGsdBFek
— The Hill (@thehill) June 6, 2021
A technical issue that involved “no major safety concerns” forced VP Kamala Harris' plane to return to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland about 25 minutes after she left on a trip to Guatemala and Mexico. Harris is expected to depart on another plane. https://t.co/Go9Mo9joIA
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 6, 2021
— Nandita Bose (@nanditab1) June 6, 2021
JUST IN: Vice President Kamala Harris’s plane was forced to return to Joint Base Andrews after a technical issue with the aircraft was discovered after take-off https://t.co/F6yD5dn0AO
— Bloomberg (@business) June 6, 2021
This trip comes as Harris has been dragged for months about her failure to visit the Southern border or Central American nations.
Florida Republican Sen. Rick Scott tore into Kamala Harris last month for her continued “failure” and refusal to visit the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
In a statement released to his website, Scott slammed Harris for only “flying over the border at 35,000 feet” while she met with other world leaders instead of addressing the Biden border crisis.
“Today, Senator Rick Scott released the following statement after Vice President Harris announced she will take her first international trip next month to meet with the presidents of Guatemala and Mexico – flying over the actual crisis on the United States southern border,” Scott said.
“Harris has still refused to visit the U.S. southern border to see the crisis caused by Biden’s open borders and amnesty policies firsthand. Last week, Senator Scott announced his intention to hold President Biden’s nominees to fill positions at the Department of Homeland Security until the president honors his commitment and visits the border and confronts the dangerous national security threat and humanitarian crisis he has created there,” he continued.
Flying over the border at 35,000 feet doesn’t count as a visit. Now, 123 days since taking office, it’s shocking to see the lengths to which President Biden and Vice President Harris will go to avoid seeing the border crisis for themselves,” he said.
He continued: “Apprehensions at the border rose above 178,000 in April alone, nearly 6,000 a day. This is about the safety of American families. We must secure the border now.”
“While I welcome cooperation with Guatemala and Mexico, Biden and Harris have still not acknowledged the humanitarian and national security chaos their policies have created here in America,” Scott declared.
“They still refuse to actually go to the U.S. southern border, hear from our brave Customs and Border Protection agents and see the U.S. side of this crisis that their failed amnesty and open borders policies have created. It’s time for Harris and Biden to get down to the U.S. border and provide answers to the American people,” he concluded.
Flying over the border doesn’t count.@VP & @POTUS need to acknowledge their open border & amnesty policies have failed, creating a humanitarian & national security crisis. It's time to protect Americans & secure the border NOW: https://t.co/bq2tY0lvMk pic.twitter.com/wyDfG1HyPd
— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) May 25, 2021
Biden announced on March 24 that Harris would lead the administration’s efforts at the border, and she has not visited one time to even hold a press event on the crisis.
And, just to be clear, NBC News published a report on March 24 titled: “Biden tasks Harris with ‘stemming the migration’ on southern border.”
Harris is 100% appointed to “handle” the border crisis and she has not visited the border one time since Biden named her.
And, making matters worse, she has refused to visit the border or hold a single press conference about the crisis.
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich took aim at Harris over her lack of doing anything after being appointed by Joe Biden to address the border crisis.
Brnovich said Harris has failed to respond to his invitation to tour the crisis at the US-Mexico border.
He accused Harris of being someone who has “completely trivialized the issue by putting someone in charge who flat out just doesn’t care.”