President Joe Biden announced Tuesday his decision to put Vice President Kamala Harris in charge of defending voting rights — adding another major leadership task to her existing portfolio.
“I’m asking Vice President Harris to help these efforts, to lead them among her many other responsibilities,” Biden said. “With her leadership and your support, we’re going to overcome again — I promise you. It’s going to take a hell of a lot of work.”
Biden made the announcement during a speech in Tulsa, Oklahoma, recognizing the 100th anniversary of the 1921 Greenwood race massacre.
This is the fourth issue that Biden has asked Harris to lead on, after appointing her to lead on the migrant crisis on the Southern border, leading the push to expand access to broadband internet, and leading small business outreach in the coronavirus rescue package.
Harris and her team have repeatedly clarified that her