Vice President Harris is disgruntled over President Biden’s favoritism of “white man” Pete Buttigieg, Transportation Secretary.
Reportedly Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure package is fueling the feud; Buttigieg is a key power broker in Washington, DC.
Harris is reportedly “suspicious” of Buttigieg’s increased Biden-given power to allocate $550 billion of the transportation bill. At the same time, she is tasked with solving the crisis at the southern border and destroying election integrity measures around the nation; both have proven difficult if not impossible for the Biden-Harris administration to resolve.
Senior Fellow Jeff Davis at the Eno Center for Transportation told the Associated Press, “Armed with that much money and significant latitude in how to spend it, Buttigieg is poised to be the most influential secretary of transportation ever.”
Torris and her team are allegedly furious that the Biden press team continues to defend Buttigieg’s month-long paternity leave during the supply chain crisis to add more fuel to the fire. Harris’s aides feel the VP was not equally protected from the media after failing to solve the border crisis and passing anti-election integrity measures.
“It’s hard to miss the specific energy that the White House brings to defend a White man, knowing that Kamala Harris has spent almost a year taking a lot of the hits that the West Wing didn’t want to take themselves,” a former Harris aide told CNN about White House infighting.
Buttigieg has his sites on the White House in 2024 or 2028, creating more tension as Harris reportedly feels Biden is not properly grooming her for a presidential bid. Currently, Harris’s favorability rating is below 30 percent.
On Sunday, Jen Psaki defended the Vice president. Psaki praised the vice president for “facing” the critical challenges of the nation, such as “voting rights to addressing root causes of migration to expanding broadband.”
“For anyone who needs to hear it, the Vice President is not only a vital partner to the president but a bold leader who has taken on key, important challenges facing the country — from voting rights to addressing root causes of migration to expanding broadband,” Psaki tweeted.