For months now, Vice President Kamala Harris has been receiving a great deal of criticism for her “handling” of the border crisis – a task handed to her by President Joe Biden over 100 days ago.
At first, Harris insinuated that she would be tackling the “root causes” of illegal immigration – namely “climate change” – in her quest to temper the humanitarian crisis that exists on our southern border.
Then, after a vast number of Americans complained, Harris traveled to Guatemala and Mexico, during a foreign trip that was almost universally panned…even by Democrats.
Then, finally, Harris made exactly one trip to the border itself.
Days later, the VP is now suggesting that maybe she’s doing too much work in the West Wing.
In a new interview with BET, broadcaster Soledad O’Brien started to tick off the long list of Harris’s assignments and pressed her on whether she’s overworked.
“Immigration, increasing broadband access, Black maternal mortality, racial inequality, women in the workforce, infrastructure,” O’Brien said to Harris. “We just talked about voting rights. That seems like a lot for one person.”
Harris piped up: “Well, don’t forget I’m in charge of the Space Council.”
“Can one person do all that realistically?” O’Brien responded.
Then came a startling statement.
Harris said she’s used to multitasking and is motivated by all the work that she and Biden are trying to get done.
“Yeah, maybe I don’t say ‘no’ enough,” Harris said with a laugh. “But I do believe that these things are achievable. It’s just a lot of hard work, but that’s why we’re here and that’s what people wanted. Right?”
The claim will almost certainly furrow some brows on the right side of the aisle, with many Republicans growing ever more annoyed with the perceived lack of progress Harris is bringing to her many assignments.