Psaki snaps when asked why VP Harris had time to visit Chicago bakery but not border, 'she got a snack'


White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki got snippy with a reporter on Wednesday who questioned why Vice President Kamala Harris had time to visit a Chicago bakery amid the lingering border crisis she has been tasked to deal with.

The exchange between Psaki and New York Post reporter Steven Nelson came during a press briefing at the White House.

Nelson noted that although Harris has been put in charge of dealing with the border crisis, she has only spoken with the Guatemalan President and has yet to visit the border or Central America. He then mentioned how the vice president traveled to Chicago this week and took time to visit a bakery.

"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?" Nelson asked.

Psaki shot back that Harris was visiting Chicago to discuss COVID and the accessibility of the vaccine.

"And so, while she was there, like many Americans, she got a snack. I think she’s allowed to do that," Psaki said. "But she was there to talk about COVID and play a role as she’s playing a significant role on our efforts t... (Read more)

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