About 30 minutes into her first international trip since taking office, Vice President Kamala Harris' plane was forced to return to Joint Base Andrews due to a technical issue, according to White House pool reports.
Why it matters: Harris is headed to Guatemala and Mexico as part of the Biden administration's efforts to address the surge of migration into the U.S. from the Southern border.
The big picture: The plane technical issue involved "no major safety concerns” and the plane landed safely at the base.
- Passengers later boarded the back-up C32 plane, "which is an Air Force Boeing modified 757," Harris' spokesperson Symone Sanders told reporters.
- The plane took off some 90 minutes later, according to AP
What they're saying: “I’m good, I’m good. We all said a little prayer, but we’re good,” said Harris, per AP.
Editor's note: This article has been updated with details of the plane switch and Harris continuing her the flight.