Peter Doocy came back to the White House press room on Monday to find Press Secretary Jen Psaki congratulating him on his recent marriage, and brought fiery questions on the current state of the border and just why unaccompanied minor children are getting copies of Kamala Harris' children's book in their welcome-to-America swag bags.
Fox News' Peter Doocy asked about the recent New York Post report that said that Kamala Harris' children's book Superheroes are Everywhere was being given out in welcome packets to migrant children who arrive at US shelters.
"Do you know why that is and if she's making any money off it?" Doocy asked.
"Of the Vice President's book? I'd have to check with our Health and Human Services Team. You mean do they go to shelters? Or if they go to—?"
"In the welcome kit apparently there's a copy of her 2019 book Superheroes are Everywhere?" Doocy asked.
"I'll certainly have to check on that, I hear it's a good book," Psaki replied.
Doocy also asked about the Vice President's plans to deal with the border itself, and not just to send her own book as reading material. "First, Vice President Harris says that she's not gone to the border yet because we have to deal with Covid issues, what is she referring to?"
Psaki responded that Harris' office would be best equipped to answer that question, but that Harris's "focus is not on the border." Instead, she is tasked with dealing with the "root causes in the Northern Triangle."
This would be the administration's plan to undertake diplomatic negotiations with El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. They plan to bring aid to those nations as well, and do not intend to deal solely with the governments in distribution of that aid for fear of corruption.
As regards "Covid issues," Psaki said that has to do with the security needs of the vice president while traveling.