Compared to her boss, Vice President Kamala Harris has been on a bit of a roll lately.
Her polls have improved to the point of showing her with a higher approval rating than President Joe Biden, her press has turned positive, and even 2024 and 2028 betting pools show her leading among Democratic candidates for president.
But to many black leaders and her friends, it’s all a charade. That’s because some believe Harris has been saddled with garbage issues and teamed with an unsupportive president.
“Her portfolio is trash,” said friend Bakari Sellers of Biden’s assignment to her of immigration and election reform. “You give someone a portfolio that’s not meant for them to succeed,” he said at a discussion hosted this week