(FreedomWire.org) – Leaked information from inside the White House reveals why President Joe Biden is reportedly furious with Vice President Kamala Harris.
Vice President Kamala Harris has become a dark cloud hanging over President Joe Biden’s 2024 campaign plans, according to report.
Biden has indicated he will run for re-election in 2024 and has publicly said he has no plans to drop Harris from the ticket. A second term by a president who has already turned 80 would bring a sharp focus on his vice president, who could run the country if Biden faced health issues and was incapacitated.
The report by Reuters on Thursday summed up Harris as bringing to the campaign a stew that includes “low poll ratings, a failure to win over the Washington establishment and concern among fellow Democrats about an underwhelming start in the job.”
Harris has gained a reputation as the worst vice president in U.S. history with an approval rating of 28 percent. Business Insider reports this is a “historic low for any modern vice president.” Biden’s approval rating is also extremely low at just 38 percent.
A former White House official told Reuters, “A point of tension in their relationship is that I don’t think that the president sees her as somebody who takes anything off of his plate” due to a “fear of messing up.”
Harris reportedly refuses to take on any risky assignments.
Biden put Harris in charge of border issues in 2021, but she has notably neglected visiting the border, going only after she took heavy flak in the press and from interest groups.
The National Border Patrol Council grilled Harris for failing to do her job and protect the border in January.
“If you were given a job 2 years ago with the explicit goal of reducing illegal immigration, and then you sit around and do nothing while illegal immigration explodes to levels never seen before, you should be fired and replaced. Period,” the council wrote.
A current administration official acknowledged Harris’ weakness on border issues in comments to Reuters. “She, I think, is smart. She does not see this as a political win for her. Because it’s not. It’s a really hard issue,” the official said.
Another former White House official said, “If he did not think she was capable, he would not have picked her. But it is a question of consistently rising to the occasion,” that former official said.
“I think his running for re-election is less about her and more about him, but I do think that she and the Democratic bench [are] a factor.”
A Democrat closely connected to the White House said there is a risk, according to the outlet.
“I think this is actually one of the fundamental strategic challenges for [Biden] … how to navigate this. It’s almost impossible for them to make a change.”
The second White House official added, “You cannot replace your first black woman vice president and think that black people and women are going to just vote for you. He needs her.”
Democratic strategist Bud Jackson said many Democrats “think that Biden is hopefully fine for another term and we don’t have to worry about the second-in-command, because I think, in our mind, Biden lasts another term and then Harris is not the preordained Democratic nominee [for 2028].”