A erstwhile elder Biden charismatic said Vice President Kamala Harris' activity connected migration and nan separator was "at champion ineffective," and suggested she didn't spot it arsenic her work successful a lengthy study connected Team Biden infighting complete nan continuing crisis.
Axios reported connected Monday that Harris and her aides made it clear early connected that her responsibilities started and ended pinch moving connected guidelines causes and factors driving migration from countries for illustration Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, known arsenic nan Northern Triangle.
President Biden tasked Harris to return connected nan root causes of nan separator crisis.
"She's been astatine champion ineffective, and astatine worst sporadically engaged and not seeing it was her responsibility. It's an opportunity for her, and she didn't capable nan breach," a erstwhile Biden management charismatic told nan media outlet.
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Harris blamed Republicans for playing authorities pinch respect to nan situation astatine nan separator during a caller question and reply pinch Katie Couric.
"Early on, I cognize you were tasked pinch knowing nan guidelines causes of nan migration crisis, but you’re not successful complaint of nan border, which I deliberation is important to constituent out," Couric said.
Axios also highlighted turmoil wrong nan Biden administration's handling of nan separator crisis. The Department of Homeland Security imposed a 100-day region connected deportations connected Biden's first time successful office, and nan outlet reported DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas opposed nan region astatine nan time.
Harris besides fought pinch erstwhile Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice, according to Axios, but some denied nan reporting.
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"Rice appeared to others to return pridefulness successful being much informed connected nan separator than Harris," Axios reported. "Some Harris aides recovered Rice to beryllium disrespectful toward nan vice president and dismissively referred to nan erstwhile UN ambassador arsenic conscionable a ‘staffer.’"
Rice besides called Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra a "bi--- a--" complete "what was seen arsenic his reluctance to find much abstraction successful kid migrant shelters," according to nan outlet.
Biden was besides captious of his aides complete nan situation successful January 2023, erstwhile he paid a sojourn to nan confederate border. The study notes nan president "lit into his team," erstwhile Deputy Chief of Staff Jen O'Malley Dillon and Homeland Security advisor Liz Sherwood-Randall, connected Air Force One.
Biden's aides reportedly expressed vexation complete nan president's "irritability" connected nan crisis, which they believed made it difficult to make decisions.