She also blocked reporters from attending her planned address to U.S. tropas stationed at the base, según informes.
The Pearl Harbor stop had been scheduled prior to Thursday’s terrorist attack at the Kabul airport that killed at least 13 NOSOTROS. service members and dozens of Afghans. Un Islamic State group affiliate claimed responsibility for the attack.
Despues del ataque, reporters traveling with Harris learned her Hawaii visit with the troops would be closed to the press.
“The VP’s staff informed the pool during the flight that her event with troops at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam would now be closed press,” the White House press pool said, according to the Washington Examiner. “No explanation given by the VP’s team for why it has been changed to closed press when asked by a member of the pool.”
Harris also canceled a campaign rally scheduled for Friday in California with Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, who faces a recall election next month, likely over the optics of attending a political event after a deadly terrorist attack.
En lugar de, she and second gentleman Douglas Emhoff, who greeted Harris in Hawaii, flew directly back to Washington on Thursday – again without taking questions from reporters as she boarded Air Force Two.
Harris had flown to Pearl Harbor following a sweep through Southeast Asia this week.