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Univision News Says Woman Who Told Kamala Harris ‘I Voted For You’ While Posing As Their Reporter Is Not Affiliated With Them

 

On Tuesday, Vice President Kamala Harris held a press conference in Mexico City after meeting with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to discuss ways to curb migration to the United States.

At one point during the press conference, a woman identified as “Maria Fernanda at Univision” was called upon to ask Harris a question. She prefaced it with what would be a highly unusual disclosure by a journalist.

“Thank you, Madam Vice President,” she said. “For me it’s an honor because I actually got to vote for the first time as a nationalized citizen. I voted for you.”

“My question is, what would you say to these women, those mothers and also women of color on both sides of the border, farmers, many of them who I see every day as a message of hope but also as–what will you do for them in the next coming years?”

Harris thanked her and proceeded to answer her question.

After receiving some backlash on Twitter, Univision News president Daniel Coronell tweeted that the woman does not in fact work for Univision.

Before Coronell’s clarification, some on Twitter were understandably miffed at what appeared to be a journalist attempting to flatter a politician she’s covering.

UPDATE [11:01pm]: Kamala Harris’s senior advisor and chief spokesperson Symone Sanders tweeted Tuesday night that the vice president’s team is looking into the matter.

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