VP Harris to visit California following shootings

   VP Harris to Visit California Following Shootings
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 07: U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks at the In Her Hands launch at the InterContinental Los Angeles on June 07, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. Vice President Harris took part in a series of events today at the IV CEO Summit of the Americas, which is the official private sector forum of the IX Summit of the Americas. Leaders from North, Central and South America will travel to Los Angeles for the summit to discuss issues such as trade and migration. The United States is hosting the summit for the first time since 1994, when it took place in Miami. Photo credit Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

MONTEREY PARK (CNS) - Vice President Kamala Harris is expected to visit California in response to the recent mass shootings in Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay, President Joe Biden said today, but no exact plans were immediately announced.

``Our hearts are with the people of California,'' Biden said at the White House, adding that ``the vice president's going to be going out.''

Biden did not offer any specifics on when or where Harris would be traveling. But he said he has been having discussions with local officials, including county Supervisor Hilda Solis and Rep. Judy Chu, D-Claremont, in addition to Gov. Gavin Newsom.

``We're working out a number of things that we can and are going to be doing,'' he said.

Harris spoke out about the shooting Sunday during an appearance in Florida, saying ``yet another community has been torn apart by senseless gun violence.''

``All of us in this room and in our country understand this violence must stop,'' Harris said. ``And President Biden and I and our administration will continue to provide full support to the local authorities as we learn more.''

Harris, who lives in Brentwood, was in the Southland last Friday, touring a stormwater-recovery and groundwater-replenishment project in Sun Valley to tout drought-mitigation efforts.

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