U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris hugs President Joe Biden
Highlights From Joe Biden And Kamala Harris' Inauguration Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

Vice President Kamala Harris is a bold leader and a "key partner" to President Joe Biden, said White House after reports of dysfunction in the West Wing surfaced.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters Monday that Biden selected Harris to serve as his "running mate because he felt she was exactly the person he wanted to have by his side to govern" America, reported CNN.

Psaki described the VP as a "bold leader, a key partner, and somebody who has taken on incredibly important assignments" like taking on a core cause of democracy in voting rights and "addressing the root causes of migration at the Northern Triangle."

Psaki said that there have been a lot of reports, but they don't reflect the President's view or his team's experience with Harris.

Latin Times reported Monday that the VP and her key aides are allegedly frustrated with the President for handing a no-win issue such as the border crisis, and her supporters pointed out how Biden defended transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg more compared to Harris. On the other hand, the Biden administration is reportedly disappointed over how the VP created self-inflicted controversies, including her controversial laughter when she was asked about visiting the border by a journalist.

On Monday evening, White House chief of staff Ron Klain expressed confidence in her and called her a "magnificent" VP. Klain said that Harris is "delivering for the American people every day," and she's doing a fantastic job, whether it's on international or domestic matters. He feels delighted to be her "next-door neighbor in the West Wing," and have a chance to interact with her almost every day she's in the White House.

But according to New York Post, Biden and Harris tried to put up a display of unity Monday that wasn't too convincing. The two put an arm around each other’s shoulders for a brief moment while they walked towards the stage during a signing ceremony for the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, but a noticeable gap emerged after a few seconds as she appeared to veer slightly away from Biden.

On stage, Harris praised Biden saying that from the beginning, he welcomed Democrats, Republicans and independents to meet them in the Oval Office, and welcomed ideas as well as debate, "all in the service of getting this bill done.”

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris hugs President Joe Biden
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris hugs President Joe Biden while steelworker Heather Kurtenbach (R) watches, as Biden prepares to deliver remarks during the signing ceremony for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on the South Lawn at the White House on November 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. The $1.2 trillion package will provide funds for public infrastructure projects including improvements to the country’s transportation networks, increasing rural broadband access, and projects to modernizing water and energy systems. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

© 2024 Latin Times. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.