Kamala Harris has been a total train wreck as vice president and as such has been getting criticisms from everybody.
But, of course, she cannot admit that she has been abysmal at her job, so she is blaming it on racism and sexism.
Let’s pretend for a minute that she is correct. She was put in charge of the border. She has visited it once but otherwise has done nothing. She was sent to France on a reconciliation mission and all she accomplished was to make a fool of herself.
She is now saying that her biggest failure has been the fact that she spends all of her time in Washington.
Biden has not said anything but after the France fiasco, he does not need more embarrassment, so it is better not to send her out.
A New York Times report said:
“Ms. Harris has privately told her allies that the news coverage of her would be different if she were any of her 48 predecessors, whom she has described as all white and male.”
“She also has confided in them about the difficulties she is facing with the intractable issues in her portfolio, such as voting rights and the root causes of migration.”
“The vice president has diligently worked alongside the president coordinating with partners, allies and Democratic members of the House and Senate to advance the goals of this administration.”
According to the report, Harris is frustrated about her historically-low approval ratings, and many of her allies feel that “while Mr. Biden relied on her to help him win the White House, he does not need her to govern.” Some unnamed supporters and staffers went further, claiming that the administration is actively undercutting her by not giving her a substantive policy role.
Notably, the administration placed her front and center in their response to the border crisis earlier this year, a role in which her performance was widely deadpanned even by liberal commentators after a series of missteps that included her being publicly berated by Central American leaders. After a particularly disastrous trip in June, Harris appears to have not even communicated once with many Central American leaders about the problem she promised to address with a sweeping plan.