Jaime Harrison, chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), is reportedly considering leaving his role over concerns with the Biden administration.
Harrison had previously committed to staying for the full four years of Biden’s first term but is now expressing uncertainty about Biden’s policies in the days ahead.
One issue arose as Harrison avoided a photo opp with Biden last week when the president was in his state of Pennsylvania. The conflict may have been out of concern of wanting to be associated with Biden and his low approval ratings.
“We have a lot of important work left to do, which is why we want Jaime out there more, not less – more television, more campaign rallies, more fundraising,” a Biden adviser said, according to Fox News.
“He’s an asset and we will need him out there for the work we have ahead,” the adviser added.
The rumors, first reported by NBC News, were later defended by Harrison who spoke out against friction with the White House.
DNC Chair Jaime Harrison defends himself and strikes back at critics just hours after @NBCNews published an article describing the growing friction between him and White House officials over his role. https://t.co/u4BwYoZMsT
— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) January 30, 2022
The interesting back and forth by the party leader shows that there is growing uncertainty among Democrats as Biden’s lack of leadership has led to numerous questions regarding the future.