There are lots of new reports that have been making their way across social media and shockingly in the mainstream media too, that claim President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are at odds with one another and that the veep’s aides are not feeling too hip on things either.
All of this has led to the the White House to act like some white knights as they attempt to come to Harris’ defense. As these reports came out over the weekend, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki jumped on Twitter to try and spin the melodrama.
“For anyone who needs to hear it. @VP is not only a vital partner to @POTUS but a bold leader who has taken on key, important challenges facing the country — from voting rights to addressing root causes of migration to expanding broadband,” Psaki went on to say in a post on Twitter.
For anyone who needs to hear it. @VP is not only a vital partner to @POTUS but a bold leader who has taken on key, important challenges facing the country—from voting rights to addressing root causes of migration to expanding broadband.
— Jen Psaki (@PressSec) November 15, 2021
Psaki’s tweet came after a CNN article on Sunday that suggested there was deep “dysfunction” within the vice president’s office. Top Harris staffers jumped in, too.
“It is unfortunate that after a productive trip to France in which we reaffirmed our relationship with America’s oldest ally and demonstrated U.S. leadership on the world stage, and following passage of a historic, bipartisan infrastructure bill that will create jobs and strengthen our communities, some in the media are focused on gossip — not on the results that the President and Vice President have delivered,” Symone Sanders, who currently serves as senior adviser and chief spokesperson for the vice president, said in a recently published tweet.
Deputy Press Secretary Sabrina Singh went on to say on the social media platform, “Honored to work for @VP every day. She’s focused on the #BuildBackBetter agenda and delivering results for the American people.”
“Proud to be on team @VP every single day,” Assistant Press Secretary Rachel Palermo said in response to the drama.
The defense of Harris follows a pair of CNN reporters writing an article titled, “Exasperation and dysfunction: Inside Kamala Harris’ frustrating start as vice president,” which cites dozens of staffers in Harris’ office and the White House saying there are problems between the two.
“But, with many sources speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the situation more frankly, they all tell roughly the same story: Harris’ staff has repeatedly failed her and left her exposed, and family members have often had an informal say within her office. Even some who have been asked for advice lament Harris’ overly cautious tendencies and staff problems, which have been a feature of every office she’s held, from San Francisco district attorney to U.S. Senate,” the reporters went on to write in their published piece on the reports that emerged over the weekend.
Harris has plunged to 28% approval rating in one recent poll, and is reportedly not happy.
“Joe Biden’s relationship with Kamala Harris is in crisis, with her staff furious that she is being ‘sidelined,’ while the president’s team are increasingly frustrated by how she is playing with American public,” The Daily Mail’s report said. “Harris’ approval rating has plunged even further than Biden’s in recent months, with rumors swirling that the president is considering appointing her to the Supreme Court as a backdoor method of selecting a new VP.”
“Many current and former West Wing aides say that Vice President Kamala Harris is not being adequately prepared or positioned, and instead is being sidelined, causing frustration among staffers,” everyone’s favorite “fake news” creators, CNN, said.
“Interviews with nearly three dozen former and current Harris aides, administration officials, Democratic operatives, donors and outside advisers — who spoke extensively to CNN — reveal a complex reality inside the White House. Many in the vice president’s circle fume that she’s not being adequately prepared or positioned, and instead is being sidelined. The vice president herself has told several confidants she feels constrained in what she’s able to do politically. And those around her remain wary of even hinting at future political ambitions, with Biden’s team highly attuned to signs of disloyalty, particularly from the vice president,” CNN continued.
This administration is a complete and total mess. Have you ever seen two individuals serve in the highest offices in the land that are as disliked as Biden and Harris?
It’s embarrassing. Their administration is no doubt going down in flames right now. History is not going to be kind to these two when looking back on this period of time twenty years from now.