(TruthandLiberty.com) – President Joe Biden’s administration is following a pattern that became popular during Barack Obama’s eight years in office. When things aren’t going their way, or someone’s not doing well with the public, the default response is to blame race or sexism. Sometimes, it’s even both.
Over the last six months, Vice President Kamala Harris has been enduring some of the lowest approval ratings for a VP in US history. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki doesn’t believe Harris’s public persona problems stem from her record or lack of action.
On Wednesday, July 17, Psaki sat down with Politico for a one-on-one interview. When asked to explain Harris’s criticism, she fell right into the identity politics trap. Instead of explaining how it’s a difficult time, and America is going through a challenging patch that could prompt leaders to make unpopular decisions, Psaki blamed the VP’s woes on her skin color and gender.
Jen Psaki Defends Kamala Harris: 'No Question' She Gets More Attacks Because She's a Woman of Color https://t.co/oBvgPO3slQ
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) November 18, 2021
Over the last nine months, after President Biden put her in charge of the issue and several other high-profile cases, Harris has remained silent on illegal immigration. Recent reports surfaced saying Harris is difficult to get along with, and staff is leaving at an unusually high rate. Media reports suggest the vice president’s office is strikingly dysfunctional and lacks focus.
Despite the vice president’s failures, Psaki doubled down and praised Harris as a woman of color for blazing new trails for women and minorities. Still, Harris can shatter glass ceilings and do a lousy job simultaneously. One is not dependent on the other.
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