Is this truly her biggest failure?
In the months since taking office in January 2020, Vice President Kamala has traveled extensively –– considering the pandemic restrictions. In the nearly 12 months, the Vice President has traveled to 12 nations, visited multiple cities and states within the U.S’s borders, and traveled to her home in California on countless occasions –– her most recent trip being this Christmas weekend.
However, when addressing Margaret Brennan of CBS News about what she considered was her “biggest failure,” the Vice President responds by saying her biggest failure has been not getting out of D.C. more.
Harris went on to say that she meant the statements sincerely, elaborating that she and President Joe Biden had developed a relationship by “being in this… together,” mentioning that they had to tackle issues via “Zooms” because they couldn’t “get out of D.C.”
It seems as though the Vice President believed this hindered her work, as a primary component of having success in her work was, “being with the people who are directly impacted by this work” was critical so they could tell the administration what their priorities were without using a pundit to relay this message.
Harris continued by saying that her greatest concern was being in a bubble.
These statements may seem ironic to her critics –– including Democrat and Republican lawmakers –– who criticized the Vice President for being in a bubble regarding the Mexico/U.S. border.
Since Harris received diplomatic charge of the U.S/Mexico border from President Biden, the Vice President has only spent a few hours at the border in El Paso, Texas. In June, Harris spent a few hours at the El Paso border before returning to her mansion in Los Angeles to spend the rest of that weekend and then flying out again to her California home on the following July 4th weekend.
Democrat Rep. Henry Cueller, who represents a border area in Texas, criticized Harris for showing very little interest in the work.
A statement many believe is substantiated by her limited travel to the border, despite traveling to France, Japan, Singapore, Guatemala, Mexico, and Vietnam.