President Biden has tapped Vice President Kamala Harris to run point on the administration’s efforts to protect voting rights after more than a dozen Republican-led states have passed sweeping election reform measures.
“Today, I’m asking Vice President Harris to help these efforts, and lead them, among her many other responsibilities,” Biden said during a speech Tuesday in Tulsa, Ok., to mark the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre.
“With her leadership, and your support, we’re gonna overcome again, I promise you,” Biden said of his veep. “But it’s gonna take a hell of a lot of work.”
Harris’ voting reform responsibilities adds another critical and highly fraught issue the president has tasked her with.
Along with her appointment as voting rights point-person, Harris has been tapped to oversee illegal immigration, and has also been named to lead small business outreach in the coronavirus rescue package.
President Joe Biden speaks as he commemorates the 100th anniversary of the