- Harris refuted reports that Harris feels marginalized by the government: “No, no. I don’t.”
- Harris did not respond to Harris’ question about whether Biden told her he would run for president in 2024.
- The vice-president discussed the Administration’s response to inflation and supply chain issues.
WASHINGTON – Vice President Kamala Harris said Thursday she and President Joe Biden have not been discussing the 2024 election yet, and she declined to say if Biden has told her whether he will run for a second term.
“Absolutely not,” Harris said when asked during a “Good Morning America” interview if the two were talking about the next presidential election.
After a series of comments, her remarks are gratifying. According to media, Harris is feeling marginalized by the White House.
CNN quotes anonymous sources as saying that Harris’s start was not smooth. If Biden doesn’t run for President in 2024 then another Democrat may challenge her.
Harris laughed when Harris was asked Thursday whether she feels “underused or misunderused” in her job. I’m very, very excited about the work that we have accomplished but I am also absolutely, absolutely clear-eyed that there is a lot more to do and we’re going to get it done.”
After reports that Harris’ vice president was frustrated in the West Wing, Ashley Etienne, Harris’ communications director announced that she will be leaving her position next month in order “pursue new opportunities.” A White House official spoke to USA TODAY under oath to talk about the matter prior to an official announcement.
The White House also pushed back strongly on the reported tension between Harris’s office and the West Wing.
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Harris said one of the biggest issues on her plate – addressing the root causes of migration at the U.S.-Mexico border – was complex and would take time.
“We can’t just flip a switch and make it better,” she told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. “The reality is that we inherited a system, an immigration system, that was deeply broken, and it’s requiring us to actually put it back together in terms of creating a fair … process that is effective and efficient.”
Inflation and supply chain issues are the focus of national attention
Harris said that fixing the problem is what Harris was focusing on. supply chain problems, noting the White House is communicating with It was “everyone, from Target to the teamsters” that worked on this issue.
Harris spoke out about the rise in gas prices across the country, saying that “it’s real” and “rough”.
Harris stated that reducing supply chain problems will help reduce the costs of living in the long term. She said the bipartisan infrastructure package and Biden’s social spending bill would help in that effort by addressing logistics issues and the costs of services, like child care.
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Biden had previously praised deals made by the Administration to maintain the operation of the ports in Los Angeles, Baltimore and other areas around the clock. On Wednesday, Biden asked the Federal Trade Commission to scrutinize oil and gas companies for potentially illegal price gouging.
Courtney Subramanian, Contributing
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