Vice President Harris interrupted the infrastructure signing ceremony as the White House introduced Heather Kurtenbach.
Biden exited the White House with Harris on side and Heather Kurtenback, an organizer for the ironworkers union on the other as he prepared to sign his $1.3 trillion infrastructure bill.
After Harris took the podium, “Please welcome Heather Kurtenbach,” announced the White House.
“Not yet,” Harris said, laughing awkwardly as she began her remarks.
The moment was just one more example of the awkward relationship of Biden-Harris; on Sunday, CNN reported multiple struggles between the two leaders.
Biden also began the ceremony joking that Harris’s husband, Doug Emhoff, is Jill Biden’s “second husband” after stumbling over his rhetoric while introducing the second gentleman.
“No. I’m joking. These guys travel all over the country together. I’m getting worried, you know?” he continued.
Biden almost signed without her; she pushed her way to the front of the group for the moment.
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On Monday, Jen Psaki, White House press secretary, insisted Harris was a “key partner,” a “bold leader,” and a “valuable member of the team.”
“The president relies on the vice president for her advice and her council,” she said during the White House press briefing.