On the heels of her poll numbers plummeting, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki defended Vice President Kamala Harris’ position and achievements in the Biden administration on Sunday.
“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 tweeted.
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
Jen Psaki’s tweet comes after Kamala Harris’ office seem to respond to a CNN article that suggested “dysfunction” within the vice president’s team on Sunday appeared in the public domain.
“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 serves as senior advisor and chief spokesperson for Harris, wrote.
Let me reiterate: pic.twitter.com/zAxoXkFyQu
— SDS (@SymoneSanders46) November 14, 2021
Not quite long after the tweet, Deputy Press Secretary Sabrina Singh tweeted, “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 wrote.
CNN reporters Edward-Isaac Dovere and Jasmine Wright published an article titled “Exasperation and dysfunction: Inside Kamala Harris’ frustrating start as vice president.” The article highlights repeated conflicts between Kamala Harris, her staff, and the White House.
The report wrote, “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.”
Kamala Harris was recently slammed for her trip to France, where she allegedly used a French accent while visiting a COVID-19 lab in Paris. According to a recent poll, Harris has a lower approval rating than Biden, with a 28 percent approval rating among Americans.