Fellow Democrats had complained that US President Joe Biden has given an impossible portfolio to Kamala Harris. However, the Vice President said Sunday that she doesn't believe she is being "set up" to not succeed.

During an appearance on CBS' "Face the Nation," the Vice President was asked to address criticism by Democrats that she is being handed a portfolio designed to work against her during her first year in office. Harris said that no, she doesn't "believe I'm being set up to fail." She stressed that as the Vice President of America, she needs to handle a "lot of big, tough issues." She added that it has been part of her lifelong career to deal with "tough issues and this is no different."

Harris, an Indian-American and an African-American, refused to say whether she believed the scrutiny had anything to do with the fact that she is a Black woman. She said that she will leave that for others to deal with, and she has a job to do.

Her supporters have slammed the President for giving her the responsibility of seemingly unwinnable issues like the border crisis, reported Fox News. Former Representative Bakari Sellers had called her portfolio "trash," and said that "you give someone a portfolio that is not meant for them to succeed."

There are also multiple reports claiming that her office has been filled with lack of morale and turmoil. Over the last month, four of her aides, including the Vice President's chief spokesperson Symone Sanders, announced that they were quitting, according to Daily Mail. Earlier this month, one former staff member, who worked for Harris before she was Vice President, called her a "bully," who subjects her employees to "a constant amount of soul-destroying criticism."

One source said in June that it’s an abusive environment, and that "people are thrown under the bus from the very top." The source claimed that people who work for her often feel mistreated, and that it’s not a "place where people feel supported but a place where people feel treated like s***."

Meanwhile, the White House has downplayed the departures of Harris' staff members, with press secretary Jen Psaki saying that it is "natural" for them to be ready to "move on."

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during an infrastructure announcement at AFL-CIO December 16, 2021 in Washington, DC. Vice President Harris announced the administration’s plan to deliver clean drinking water, replace lead pipes, and remediate lead paint that harm Americans’ health. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

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