Kamala Harris allies are now openly criticizing the Biden administration over how they’ve utilized her

In November, CNN reported that Harris’ team believes Biden’s team hasn’t provided enough support while giving her tasks that put her in “no-win political situation[s].” Now, some of Harris’ allies are dropping their anonymity and going on the record critiquing the administration’s treatment of the vice president.

In a New York Times story published Thursday, two Harris allies — prominent San Francisco Democratic donor Mark Buell and, more notably, Rep. Karen Bass, who was in consideration for the vice president job herself — openly aired their frustrations.

“I think she was an enormous help to the ticket during the campaign,” Buell told the Times. “I would like to see her employed in the same way, now that they’re implementing their objectives or goals.”

Bass’ quote was a bit more biting.

“What the White House could’ve done is been clearer with the expectations of what was supposed to happen under her watch,” she said of the tasks they’ve assigned her, which include the fraught issue of an influx of migrants arriving at the southern border.

Harris’ public remarks on the topic have drawn intense scrutiny, though given the complexity of the situation and Harris’ limited power to pull actual policy levers, many believe she’s been treated unfairly.

“I think it’s no secret that the different things she has been asked to take on are incredibly demanding, not always well understood publicly and take a lot of work as well as a lot of skill,” said Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who is rumored to be a potential rival to Harris in a future Democratic presidential primary.

The New York Times story also reports that Harris has sought the advice of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and has told allies she believes media coverage of her would be different if she were a white male. You can read the full story from the New York Times.



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