Kamala Harris, the first Black and Asian woman became the Vice President of the United States of America. Six months into the office, Kamala Harris as Vice President is already under the spotlight. A trusted lieutenant to Joe Biden, taking on all the political responsibilities as she promotes the President’s agenda. While subduing the signs of any personal political objective, she continues to persistently work side-by-side with President Joe Biden.
Republicans target Kamala
Instead of Biden, Republicans are now targeting Kamala Harris. Assigned with several important tasks like addressing the “root causes” of migration from Central America. While relentlessly blamed by the GOP lawmakers for the border situation. She is found facing the progressive ire for conveying the ‘stay at home’ message to migrants.
Seen as Biden’s loyal aide and heir apparent, the Vice President encounters an unprecedented amount of pressure. Considered a Democratic nominee for the future presidential election, her errors and mistakes are intensified. She is blamed many times instead of Biden for the White House policies.
Political opponents launched ugly attacks on Harris’s identity even before becoming the Vice President, like deliberately mispronouncing her name.
Kamala’s longtime friend Rodney Ellis, a Harris County commissioner and former Texas state senator said, “It is a quite unprecedented level of hatred that Kamala is facing. But I am proud of her for keeping her head high.”
Criticism Ravels up for the VP
The Vice President’s trip to Guatemala last month, ramped more criticism as she met Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei. She discussed the cause of recent spikes in migration as she urged migrants not to journey towards the north.
Joe Biden, the US President who himself said, “Do not come” to the migrants. But Harris, who just repeated the same message, had to face the wrath. Many young immigrants pointed it to be more hurtful, coming from the daughter of immigrants of Jamaica and India.
Kamala, the first Black and Asian woman to become Vice President
Kamala Harris is the first Black and Asian woman, holding the second-highest office of America.
Her role as Vice President has landed her in the eyes of everyone with exceedingly high expectations. US Housing Secretary Marcia Fudge said Harris is good at what she does, therefore, the expectations are high. Harris has it harder being a woman and due to her race than the past vice presidents.
Despite the harsh spotlight, Harris has also received admiration for securing an increase in federal funding for Black colleges and universities. Also, for expanding childcare and financial assistance for families in the pandemic relief effort.