Kamala Harris children's book placed in care packages for unaccompanied migrant kids — but White House denies involvement


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, Newsweek reported.

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

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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.”

More pushback

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