Despite chairing the National Space Council, Vice President Kamala Harris has thus far made no plans to leave Earth's atmosphere.
However, the vice president recently confirmed that if she does go into orbit then there is someone who will be going with her.
According to NBC's "Today," Harris made the announcement last week during an appearance on the "Jennifer Hudson Show."
The vice president was being interviewed by 10-year-old Jeremiah Fennell, a journalist who suffers from a brain defect and a detached shoulder bone.
At one point during their exchange, Fennell asked Harris if she had ever considered traveling to outer space and how long she would be willing to stay there.
"Is that a request?" a chuckling Harris said before adding, "I would go to space, if I could. There are people on my team who do know that, but sadly there are those that would prefer that I would stay on Earth for the time being."
When the young reporter asked, "But if you go and they let you have a plus one, can I be that plus one?" Harris was quick to say that he could, leading Fennell to smile and pump his fist.
10-year-old child: "Would you go into space if you had the chance?"
Kamala Harris: "Is that a request? Ha ha ha ha!" pic.twitter.com/uxk6bR7NUB
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) April 20, 2023
Nevertheless, critics of the vice president would likely contend that she should concern herself with problems on this planet before venturing elsewhere.
Fox News reported in February that Harris touted her supposed success in addressing the crisis along America's southern border.
Yet just over a month later, Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz told members of the House Homeland Security Committee in a hearing last month that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) lacks "operational control" of America's southern border.
🚨🚨🚨 BREAKING: Border Patrol Chief Ortiz contradicts Secretary Mayorkas and admits the truth:
DHS does NOT have operational control over our southern border. pic.twitter.com/YmpVy0t6c1
— Rep. Mark Green (@RepMarkGreen) March 15, 2023
What's more, Ortiz told Oklahoma Republican Rep. Josh Brecheen that he disagreed with President Joe Biden's decision to halt construction of his predecessor's border wall.
Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz told @RepBrecheen on Wednesday that he disagreed with the Biden administration’s decision to stop building the Southern border wall that President Donald Trump had begun. pic.twitter.com/ULuVorIKHi
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) March 16, 2023