Biden Called Harris ‘Work In Progress,’ Griped About Doug’s Whining

Biden Called Harris 'Work In Progress,' Griped About Doug's Whining
Vice President Kamala Harris, right, laughs as her husband Doug Emhoff, center, responds to a question from first lady Jill Biden as she speaks during an event to celebrate Pride Month in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, June 15, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

At a glance

  • President Joe Biden apparently was exasperated with Vice President Kamala Harris during the early months of his administration, according to a new book.
  • Biden reportedly described Harris as “a work in progress,” according to an excerpt of The Fight of His Life obtained by Politico. Author Chris Whipple told the outlet he had “extensive access to Biden administration officials while writing the book.”
  • Biden got wind that Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff complained about the policy assignments Harris received. The Harris camp considered her portfolio a political liability.
  • “Biden was annoyed,” the book states. “He hadn’t asked Harris to do anything he hadn’t done as vice president — and she’d begged him for the voting rights assignment.”

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