According to Fox News, during a recent interview, Vice President Kamala Harris spoke of the long list of responsibilities that she has taken on since assuming the office of the vice presidency.
While her words might seem innocuous to many, others believe it fuels growing speculation that President Joe Biden isn’t the one in charge of his own administration, especially in the wake of Harris saying in a recent interview that she believes she might not be telling her boss “no” enough.
What did she mean?
As Fox News reported, the vice president’s comments came as she sat down for a conversation with BET host Soledad O’Brien that aired on Friday.
“Immigration, increasing broadband access, Black maternal mortality, racial inequality, women in the workforce, infrastructure,” O’Brien remarked. “We just talked about voting rights. That seems like a lot for one person.”
Harris pointed out that she was also put in charge of the Space Council, prompting O’Brien to ask, “Can one person do all that realistically?”
“Yeah, maybe I don’t say ‘no’ enough,” Harris said, followed by a chuckle. “But I do believe that these things are achievable. It’s just a lot of hard work, but that’s why we’re here and that’s what people wanted. Right?”
Harris went on to promise: “We will go into these positions that we will arrive in these positions, and we will work hard and get things done. And that’s what motivates me, truly.”
Polls aren’t looking good
Polling data suggests that many Americans have doubts about whether President Biden is truly in charge at the White House, and learning of Harris’ seemingly heavy workload might serve to bolster those suspicions.
A survey conducted by The Trafalgar Group last month reported that 56.5% of likely American voters believe that someone other than Biden is directing the country’s policy agenda.
The figure rose to 83.6% among Republicans, with 58.4% of independent voters indicating that they felt the same way. Interestingly, nearly 1 out of every 3 Democrats do not believe Biden is fully in charge.
The poll was commissioned by a conservative group, the Convention of States Action, and its leader says the results should be a point of concern.
“The American people deserve transparency from the Biden administration as to the true state of the president’s mental and physical health, and leaders in both parties in Congress need to follow through on this immediately,” the Convention of States Action president, Mark Meckler, said.