While a children’s book penned by Vice President Kamala Harris has been placed in care packages for unaccompanied migrant children, the White House has denied involvement,
What are the details?
Photos have spread online of “Superheroes Are Everywhere” in packets at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in California, which has been tapped as an influx facility, but a White House official told the magazine that it’s part of a community-organized donation effort to collect books and toys — and that Harris had no idea her book would be included.
Copy of Kamala Harris’s book spotted at migrant children’s shelter in California https://t.co/J7mOBqApVD
— Jason Miller (@Jason Miller)1619296694.0
Newsweek said the city of Long Beach didn’t immediately respond to its request for comment.
Fox News’ Peter Doocy on Monday asked White House press secretary Jen Psaki about the books and whether Harris is getting any money for distributed copies — to little avail:
NEW – Psaki to circle back on why immigrant children were being given copies of Kamala Harris’ book. https://t.co/aSPQYMsdSx
— Disclose.tv (@Disclose.tv )1619460611.0
Psaki said she’d have to check on the reports — but that she hears “it’s a good book.”
Fox News’ Laura Ingraham quipped on Twitter that “forcing the migrants to read VP Kamala Harris’s book may be an innovative way to get them to self-deport.”
Republicans have criticized the inclusion of Harris’ book in the care packages — particularly because she hasn’t visited the border despite President Joe Biden having designated Harris a point person on handling the crisis there.
GOP U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina had this to say Monday:
Kamala is now saying “we’re making progress” on Biden’s border crisis
Really? Is a 900% increase in apprehensions… https://t.co/mEEjRCLDK8
— Madison Cawthorn (@Madison Cawthorn)1619448875.0
“Kamala is now saying ‘we’re making progress’ on Biden’s border crisis,” he tweeted. “Really? Is a 900% increase in apprehensions from last year and a 233% increase in fentanyl smuggling ‘progress’ to you? She must be referring to her progress on book sales…”
Fox News also reported that a White House official said Harris wasn’t aware of the welcome packs. The cable network added that up to 1,000 unaccompanied migrant children from Mexico can be housed at the facility.
Both Fox News and Newsweek said Health and Human Services could not be reached for comment on who is purchasing the books for the children.
The Biden administration reportedly is planning to increase the number of illegal immigrants released into the United States despite this crisis surrounding the historic influx, a Fox News report said.
And while Biden finally admitted there is a crisis on the border recently, his own administration walked back his remarks by saying the word “crisis” is not reflective of the “administration’s official position,” but rather the situation is a “challenge.”
Source: The Blaze