Vice President Kamala Harris’ performance on the job during her first year in office has been so abysmal that even Democrats have been forced to come up with excuses, including the latest defense that Harris was set up to fail by being tasked with monumental, if not impossible challenges to overcome.
But according to Fox News, Harris didn’t take kindly to having such excuses made for her by her own party, saying in an interview with CBS’s Margaret Brennan on Face the Nation that when a challenge is “tough,” she’s the one called to handle it.
However, so far, she’s failed to make good on that vow, as she’s clearly dropped the ball on a number of major issues, with the immigration crisis easily rising to the top of the list.
She also insisted that she doesn’t believe Biden set her up for failure.
“I’m the vice president”
Harris was assertive in her response to Brennan’s question on the matter, telling the CBS host, “No, I don’t believe I’m being set up to fail.”
The vice president added: “I’m the Vice President of the United States. Anything that I handle is because it’s a tough issue, and it couldn’t be handled at some other level. And there are a lot of big, tough issues that need to be addressed, and it has actually been part of my lifelong career to deal with tough issues and this is no different.”
In typical liberal media fashion, Harris was then asked if any of her complications have arisen due to the fact that she’s a Black woman in high office.
“I’ll leave that for others to deal with,” she told Brennan, clearly dodging the question. “I have a job to do, and I’m going to get that job done.”
So many problems
Former Rep. Bakari Sellers (D-SC), now a CNN contributor, was the Democratic Party member who suggested that Harris was underperforming after being “set up.”
“Her portfolio is trash. You give someone a portfolio that is not meant for them to succeed.”
In addition, Harris’ office has experienced unprecedented turmoil in less than a year of operation, with several high-profile staffers hitting the exits over past months, and more departures predicted after the Christmas and New Year holidays are over.
Only time will tell if Harris manages to fix the public’s dwindling confidence in her abilities to be the vice president, but many would agree that it’s likely far beyond fixing at this point.