Headline RoundupMarch 24th, 2023

What's the State of the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris Relationship?

Summary from the AllSides News Team

Vice President Kamala Harris's performance is under examination amid low approval ratings for her and President Joe Biden, and questions about their working relationship.

Inside the White House: A Reuters article published Wednesday highlighted how while Biden and Harris "have a good working relationship, Democratic sources say Biden has frustrations about some of her work," and some "expressed disappointment that Harris has not stepped up more on critical issues." Harris's approval rating is at 38%, according to FiveThirtyEight (Center bias).

Key Quotes: "If he did not think she was capable, he would not have picked her. But it is a question of consistently rising to the occasion," one anonymous former official told Reuters. "The vice president's job really is to make sure that you carry the mission of the administration forward and she has done that very successfully around the country," outgoing Labor Secretary Marty Walsh said. Another anonymous official said a point of tension in the Biden-Harris relationship "is that I don't think that the president sees her as somebody who takes anything off of his plate." Reuters reported that "People close to them say Biden and Harris like each other and get along well."

How the Media Covered It: Several right-rated sources used the report to frame Biden and Harris as being at odds. No left-rated sources covered the Reuters article as of this writing; in recent weeks, sources including Vox and CNN (Left bias) have highlighted questions about Harris's 2024 prospects.

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