One of the most well-known people in the Biden administration, Sanders moved to Harris’ team of vice president after serving as a senior advisor to the Biden campaign in the 2020 election. In her role, she served helped Harris juggle a delicate portfolio, including not only the root causes of migration from the Northern Triangle countries and federal pressure for voting rights, but the weight of being the country’s first female vice president.
It wasn’t always smooth. Harris’s office was beset by clutter, bad press and, at times, internal friction. Outside advisers have complained that she has been entrusted with doomed political issues and that she has not been given what she needs to be successful as vice president. And, in recent weeks, the gossip has grown stronger and stronger that Harris was not in a good position to be President Biden’s heir in 2028 or, if he chooses not to run, in 2024.
Sanders, who traveled frequently with Harris, was often the assistant pushing back these intrigues. That included last November, when she stood up for Harris amid the latest wave of stories about the uncertainty of her political future.
“It is regrettable that after a productive trip to France during which we reaffirmed our relationship with the United States’ oldest ally and demonstrated American leadership on the world stage, and following the adoption of a draft Historic, bipartisan infrastructure law that will create jobs and strengthen our communities, some in the media focus on gossip, ”she wrote.
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