Vice President Kamala Harris and her staff are trying to avoid her assigned mission to tackle the growing humanitarian crisis at the U.S. southern border because it could be politically fraught, CNN reported this week.
Some unnamed sources indicated to the network Harris and her team are concerned that being linked to the border crisis could make her a scapegoat for Republicans for all the problems at the border, potentially hurting her chances to become president.
On March 24, President Joe Biden tasked Harris with leading the White House response to deal with the migration challenge at the U.S. southern border. He also charged her with pressuring Mexico and the Central American Northern Triangle countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador to strengthen their international boundaries to stem the flow of migrants heading to the United States.
Biden also charged Harris with overseeing diplomatic efforts in the Northern Triangle,