As Vice President Kamala Harris’ numbers continue to sink, reports of “dysfunction” are emerging, prompting Biden’s press core to come to her rescue in Sunday evening tweets.
At 9:20 Sunday evening, Jen Psaki sent out a tweet following the release of a CNN’s article entitled, “Exasperation and dysfunction: Inside Kamala Harris’ frustrating start as vice president.”
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
The now-controversial CNN article is an insider’s take on the interworkings of the White House. The article alleges Harris is growing increasingly frustrated with her marginalized role in the White House. In addition, stress within her own staff is leading to negative “chatter” being spread about the Vice President.
As CNN’s article notes, “She’s perceived to be in such a weak position that top Democrats in and outside of Washington have begun to speculate privately, asking each other why the White House has allowed her to become so hobbled in the public consciousness, at least as they see it.”
This report also prompted Symone Sanders, Harris’ Chief Spokesperson, to tweet, “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.”
Let me reiterate: pic.twitter.com/zAxoXkFyQu
— SDS (@SymoneSanders46) November 14, 2021
CNN’s article also stated, “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.”