When Joe Biden was elected in 2020, Kamala Harris was counting on him to serve only one term and pass the torch in 2024.
But Harris just had a major realization.
And a top aide to Kamala Harris just accused Joe Biden of setting her up to fail with this one decision.
Joe Biden put Kamala Harris in charge of solving the situation at the southern border back in February.
Since then, the Border Patrol has intercepted over 522,000 illegal immigrants trying to sneak into the country, the highest on record over the past 20 years.
Of course, Harris has done her best to distance herself from the border by claiming her only responsibility is to address the “root causes” of illegal immigration.
But Axios reports that strategy is failing.
“And while her office insists that Harris has been tasked with diplomacy toward the Northern Triangle countries in Central America and not the border crisis specifically, they’re having difficulty getting traction for that message within the public,” Axios reported.
Not only that, but one of Harris’s top aides even told Axios that Biden placed Harris in charge of the border because he knew it was a toxic situation.
“If you give someone a sh**ty assignment because the president doesn’t want to do it himself, you can’t be mad when the treacherous situation looks treacherous,” a Harris aide told Axios.
When it comes to public polling, Joe Biden’s lowest ratings are around the issue of illegal immigration, proving that most Americans blame his rhetoric and open border policies for the crisis.
But with the Democrats supporting open borders and amnesty, Biden has little room to bring the levels of illegal immigrants entering the country under control.
And the comment by Harris’ top aide makes it clear that they understand Biden only gave her the role because he knew it was a toxic issue he couldn’t solve.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.