No Big Meal: Psaki Says Kamala Harris Not Ignoring Border Crisis, Simply Stopped for a ‘Snack’ in Chicago

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki offered a strange explanation for ‘Border Czar’ Kamala Harris’ latest trip to Chicago; telling reporters she was visiting with small business owners and stopped for “a snack.”

“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,” said one reporter.

“She was traveling this week. Took time to visit a bakery in Chicago. I’m wondering, is she still working on this? And can you address the perception that she’s, kind of, quietly backing off while Secretary Mayorkas is pursuing some Trump-era policies, such as potentially building new border barriers and potentially prosecuting people who illegally cross multiple times?” he asked.

“First, I would say the Vice President was visiting Chicago actually to talk about COVID and the importance of communities getting the vaccine when it’s available and accessible to them. And so, while she was there, like many Americans, she got a snack. I think she’s allowed to do that,” said Psaki.