Harris departed Friday afternoon from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland and flew to Palm Springs, a resort city about 107 miles east of Los Angeles, The Washington Instances reported.
The vice chairman was scheduled to return to Washington on Saturday, the White Home stated in an announcement, in response to the newspaper.
Harris and husband Douglas Emhoff personal a house within the Brentwood part of Los Angeles however the White Home stated Harris could be spending the night time in Palm Springs at an unspecified location, in response to the Instances.
Reporters weren’t permitted to look at Harris depart from Maryland, the Instances reported.
No public occasions had been on Harris’ schedule for her time in California and no native Democrats in California reported any plans to fulfill with Harris, according to the newspaper.
Harris’ aircraft landed at Palm Springs Worldwide Airport simply after 7 p.m. Friday PT, The Desert Solar newspaper of Palm Springs reported. A heavy legislation enforcement presence was within the space, the paper reported.
Palm Springs Mayor Christy Gilbert Holstege tweeted out a welcome to Harris on Friday however the message supplied no clues concerning the goal of the vice chairman’s go to.
Since March, when she was appointed to handle the Biden administration’s response to the U.S.-Mexico border disaster, Harris has confronted regular criticism from Republicans for not visiting the border area – save for a short journey to El Paso, Texas, in June.
However over that very same time Harris has made a number of journeys to her dwelling state of California, together with on successive weekends between the tip of June and early July.
Earlier this month, Harris campaigned for California Gov. Gavin Newsom in San Leandro, close to San Francisco, as Newsom was going through a recall election that he in the end survived to stay in workplace.
Friday’s quick journey out West got here as Democrats in Congress had been making an attempt to advance President Biden’s financial agenda, within the type of a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure invoice and a proposed $3.5 trillion so-called “reconciliation” invoice of different spending proposals.
Harris would doubtlessly be wanted on Capitol Hill if the Senate had been to impasse on a vote, however lawmakers went one other day Friday with no motion on the proposals.