President Biden indicated that he would run for reelection in 2024 and that Vice President Kamala Harris would join him. Biden stated Wednesday that Harris would be his running mate during a press conference when he was asked if Harris could be his 2024 running partner. She’s doing an excellent job.
After a reporter pointed to Biden’s response to the question, Biden said that Harris was in charge of overhauling the U.S. electoral system. This is a crucial piece of Biden’s legislative agenda which now appears all but certain to fail in the Senate.
Biden expressed his confidence in Harris and indicated that he did not regret putting Harris in charge of the effort, despite failing to get Senators. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) agreed to eliminate the legislative filibuster to allow the issue to be brought to a vote in Senate.
Harris has been subject to harsh criticism for the issues Biden placed her in charge of. This includes her handling of the border crisis, which was after Biden was given the task of addressing the “root causes of migration.”
In recent months, the vice president has been the focus of negative media attention. One report indicated that some of her staff were demoralized by what they called a dysfunctional and unhealthy work environment.
The White House supported Harris throughout the chaos, and Jen Psaki, her press secretary, defended Harris despite numerous departures from her staff.
Psaki stated that “in my experience and if we look at the past precedent, it’s normal for staffers who have put their heart and soul into one job to be ready for a new challenge after some years,” during a press conference last month. This is true for many of these people.