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The Biden White House is scrambling to back Vice President Kamala Harris following negative news stories and low approval ratings.
A CNN story, “Exasperation and dysfunction: Inside Kamala Harris’ frustrating start as vice president,” describes tensions between President Biden’s staff and the vice president’s staff rooted in problems plaguing Harris.
From the CNN story:
Worn out by what they see as entrenched dysfunction and lack of focus, key West Wing aides have largely thrown up their hands at Vice President Kamala Harris and her staff — deciding there simply isn’t time to deal with them right now, especially at a moment when President Joe Biden faces quickly multiplying legislative and political concerns.
CNN also reported on its exclusive story on its cable network.
Following the news story on CNN, White House Press Secretary Jenn Psaki issued a statement on Twitter in an attempt to put out the internal political fire.
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.
— Karine Jean-Pierre (@PressSec) November 15, 2021
Harris’ spokesperson Symone Sanders also defended the vice president on Twitter saying Harris had a successful trip to France and characterized negative stories about the vice president as “gossip.”
Let me reiterate: pic.twitter.com/zAxoXkFyQu
— SDS (@SymoneSanders46) November 14, 2021
A former aide to Harris complained that Biden keeps giving Harris losing issues.
Especially troubling for the Biden Administration is Harris’ poor approval rating was recently measured at 28 percent, 10 points lower than Biden’s approval rating.
Harris’s critics pounced on the negative news.
Kamala Harris has been an empty suit since her first elected position as District Attorney in San Francisco — always eyes on the next gig, shallow glad-handing, never "present," to use a current term. She's arudderless, phony dirigible of a VP. https://t.co/fUa5UzgBQP
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) November 15, 2021
Kamala is sinking with the Titanic https://t.co/0uRq2io1pa
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) November 15, 2021
Incompetence reigns in the Biden administration as documented in numerous polls about Biden and Harris, as well as their policies.
The infighting is a blame game between “two losing teams” as this Tweet summarizes.
The Biden Harris feud is just epic.
Two losing teams blaming each other for being losers.
And the sweetest icing on the cake is that team Harris is now calling Biden a racist; something America has known for 45 years.https://t.co/DecbFzMCps
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) November 15, 2021
Biden and Harris are disasters and the infighting will only serve to make things worse.