Kamala Harris after announcing that Russia had committed “crimes against humanity”.

Kamala Harris was forced home on a military cargo plane to the nation’s capital on Saturday after Air Force Two broke down on the tarmac in Munich, Germany. Harris spoke the day before the Munich Security Conference where he announced that the United States had “formally determined” that Russia had committed “crimes against humanity” in its conduct of war against Ukraine.

Bloomberg’s Jennifer Jacobs posted on Twitter: “@VP’s blue-and-white plane has broken down. Kamala Harris will return to the United States from Germany on a C-17 support plane.

A White House official blames “maintenance difficulties”, “NEW: Air Force Two is experiencing “maintenance difficulties” so @VP Munich will fly to Washington DC on a back-up plane, according to a @WhiteHouse official.

Harris told the conference: “In terms of Russia’s actions in Ukraine, we have examined the evidence. We know the legal standard and there is no doubt…the United States has formally determined that Russia has committed crimes against humanity.”


One wonders if the Afghan people have any advice for Ukraine to heed the words of the Biden-Harris administration when they say, “The United States will support Ukraine as long as it takes. We will always stand for freedom, democracy and justice.”

Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) attended the speech and was impressed, “Privileged to hear @VP deliver a powerful speech at #MSC2023 demanding accountability for the unprovoked and senseless attack on Ukraine. #NATO is more united than ever against totalitarianism.”

Independent reporter Michael Tracy noted that Harris was given extra protection from reporters in Munich.