The first international trip by Kamala Harris as vice president included an emergency turnaround that forced her plane back to Joint Base Andrews for another aircraft.
Only about 30 minutes into the trip, a noise from the landing gear led pilots to return for safety reasons. Harris reported all was well.
“It is a technical issue. There are no major safety concerns,” she said, according to Breitbart News.
Exiting the plane, Harris said, “I’m good. I’m good.”
“We all said a little prayer but we’re good,” she continued, according to the outlet.
Harris was traveling to Guatemala to meet with President Alejandro Giammattei to discuss immigration issues. The trip marked her first international travel as vice president.
The vice president has been widely criticized for not visiting the nation’s southern border since being tapped by President Joe Biden to lead the nation’s immigration response more than two months ago.
The White House later clarified Harris would address “the root causes” of migration along the nation’s southern border.
Hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants have entered the U.S. since Biden’s term in office, leading many Americans to grown concerned over the issue.
The vice president’s trip to Guatemala may do little to actually change the surging numbers, but at least marks an initial effort to travel to discuss immigration.