Vice President Kamala Harris saw her job performance questioned once again on Wednesday during a White House press briefing that asked if she was still in charge of the “root causes of migration.”
Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, “Is Vice President Harris still in charge of addressing the root causes of migration from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala?”
Doocy to Psaki: Is Kamala Harris “Still In Charge” Of Fixing Root Causes Of Illegal Immigration? https://t.co/oMXq7QW8Cb
— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) December 13, 2021
The answer should have been a simple yes or no. The long, winding response showed that things aren’t as they should be.
Psaki confirmed Harris was still in the role, but just days earlier, Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei had said he had not heard from Harris or others in the U.S. since June.
“If Vice President Harris is still in charge of addressing the root causes of migration from El Salvador, Honduras why is it that she has not spoken to the President of Guatemala since June?”#PeterDoocy pic.twitter.com/SvXaz8Cfyk
— ♦️𝐁𝐮𝐝 𝐂…♦️ (@bud_cann) December 14, 2021
The disconnect between the vice president’s role and performance continues to lead to concerns both by Republicans and those in her own party.
The leader many once hoped would be the successor to Biden and America’s first woman of color as president is not increasingly seen as struggling to lead regarding basic functions as vice president.