The Phoenix Flyer

Vice President Kamala Harris expects to be in GOP DeSantis territory on Sunday in Tallahassee

By: - January 19, 2023 8:31 pm

Vice President Kamala Harris takes her official portrait Thursday, March 4, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Vice President Kamala Harris is set to deliver remarks Sunday in Florida’s state capital of Tallahassee, ahead of what would have been the 50th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade, which granted access to abortion care.

The high court overturned Roe v. Wade on June, 24, 2022, led by conservative justices.

The location for the event in Tallahassee came in a media advisory Thursday evening from the Office of The Vice President.

The advisory stated that “on Sunday, January 22, the Vice President will travel to Tallahassee, Florida to deliver remarks for the 50th commemoration of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision.”

The event will include the media, and additional details will follow.

Keep in mind that Harris will be in DeSantis territory, where Gov. Ron DeSantis often criticizes President Joe Biden during various news conferences.

A Republican, DeSantis oversees a GOP-controlled state in terms of the political arena.

He is in the governor’s mansion and all three elected Cabinet posts are GOP. In addition, both chambers of the Florida Legislature now have GOP supermajorities, following the November election.

Meanwhile, DeSantis is considered a potential presidential candidate in 2024. But he has long been cautious in his comments on the abortion issue. Currently, the state has a 15-week abortion ban, which DeSantis signed into law last year in April.

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Diane Rado
Diane Rado

Diane Rado has covered state and local government and public schools in six states over some 30 years, focusing on policy and investigative stories as well as legislative and political reporting. She spent most of her career at the St. Petersburg (Tampa Bay) Times and the Chicago Tribune. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and did a fellowship in education reform at the University of Michigan in 1999-2000. She is married to a journalist and has three adult children.