White House reporter April Ryan on Wednesday asked Press Secretary Jen Psaki about a pundit’s claim that Vice President Kamala Harris’ policy portfolio “is trash” because President Biden isn’t doing enough to support her.
Ryan, a veteran correspondent who reports for The Grio, cited CNN pundit Bakari Sellers during an exchange on voting rights legislation, one of many tasks Harris was put in charge of by Biden. Harris’ other roles include reducing illegal immigration and promoting union membership.
“The argument is that the president is not supporting her with the tools that she needs [because he does not supporting ending] the filibuster for voting rights and that’s in her portfolio. You have one of her friends and a Democrat strategist, Bakari Sellers, who says her portfolio is trash because he’s not supporting her in the way she needs to be supported for this to pass,” Ryan told Psaki