A new report from Axios said that President Biden has been fuming over the botched border crisis.
It focused on Vice President Kamala Harris, who Biden assigned to handle it. But it said she believed her assignment was more focused so she just passed on the rest.
From the report:
- Vice President Kamala Harris and her office made clear to others in the administration that her responsibilities began and ended with the factors driving people to leave Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador — the issue Biden had assigned her to examine.
- As the migration became more global, Harris’ team remained focused on the Northern Triangle and Mexico.
- A former Biden administration senior official told Axios: “She’s been at best ineffective, and at worst sporadically engaged and not seeing it was her responsibility. It’s an opportunity for her, and she didn’t fill the breach.”