Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff will stay at Blair House while repairs are made at the Naval Observatory, Harris’ advisor and spokesman Symone Sanders told POLITICO on Thursday.
Harris’ office had announced that the move to the Vice President’s official residence on Wednesday would be delayed, citing the maintenance and repair of the household chimney. The office had previously refused to say where she would be in the meantime for security reasons.
Harris had bought a condo in a luxury skyscraper north of Washington Circle, but the increased security created additional inconvenience for residents there, according to the Wall Street Journal reported. Intelligence agents swept packages and cars entering the building, and concrete barricades were installed outside.