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White House remains quiet about Kamala Harris’ unexpected trip to Palm Springs, California 

White House remains quiet about Kamala Harris’ unexpected trip to Palm Springs, California

  • Kamala Harris made unexpected trip to Palm Springs, California on Friday
  • The White House didn’t provide a reason for the trip
  • Reporters were not permitted to watch Harris depart from Maryland airport
  • The vice president is expected to return to D.C. on Saturday  


Vice President Kamala Harris took an unexpected trip to Palm Springs, California Friday, but the White House didn’t give a reason why. 

Harris will return to D.C. on Saturday, according to a one-sentence statement from the White House. 

‘The vice president will remain overnight in Palm Springs and return to Washington, D.C., on Saturday, October 2,’ the official statement says. 

Harris flew out of Joint Base Andrews in Maryland at 11am Friday and arrived in Palm Springs – a little more than 100 miles east of Los Angeles – around 7pm. 

Reporters were not permitted to watch Harris leave Maryland, according to the Washington Times.  

Vice President Kamala Harris – pictured here in a Virginia airport on September 19 – flew our of Maryland Friday afternoon, but reporters weren’t permitted to watch Harris leave

The White House didn't give a reason for Harris' unexpected Friday trip to California. She's pictured here on September 30 arrives on the Senate floor in the Capitol

The White House didn’t give a reason for Harris’ unexpected Friday trip to California. She’s pictured here on September 30 arrives on the Senate floor in the Capitol 

Palm Springs Mayor Christy Gilbert Holstege said in a tweet, ‘Welcome to Palm Springs, Madam Vice President! Palm tree @KamalaHarris’ with an emoji of a waving hand. 

Local newspaper Desert Sun reported that the vehicle Harris rode in and her caravan were seen around 7:30pm on Ramon Road, which leads to downtown Palm Springs. 

Palm Springs Mayor Christy Gilbert Holstege's tweet welcoming the vice president

Palm Springs Mayor Christy Gilbert Holstege’s tweet welcoming the vice president 

Local newspaper the Desert Sun reported Harris' caravan was spotted on Ramon Road, which leads to downtown Palm Springs, California, around 7:30pm Friday

Local newspaper the Desert Sun reported Harris’ caravan was spotted on Ramon Road, which leads to downtown Palm Springs, California, around 7:30pm Friday

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