Kamala Harris was headed to western Iowa. She chose instead to vote on disaster relief aid.


While she wanted to be in Iowa, Harris chose to vote instead on legislation aimed at helping them.

“There is an irony to it,” she told the Des Moines Register in a phone interview from Capitol Hill.

Harris said she had been looking forward to talking to Iowans about Midwest flooding and its link to wildfires in California and hurricanes in places like Puerto Rico. During her previous trip to Iowa, Harris said climate change was a top concern to caucus-goers.