Politico reports there are more issues between President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, this time over Harris’ refusal to appear in a video with his boss defending his debt relief extension student :
The Harris-Biden Student Debt Divide https://t.co/6lbLh27aws via @politico
— Ray Long (@RayLong) May 4, 2022
Apparently, Harris was “worried about being tied down in the long run to a policy that won’t be as progressive/forgiving as she would like”:
NEW – Harris has decided not to cut a video with Biden on extending student debt forgiveness, fearing it will be tied long-term to politics that won’t be as progressive/forgiving as she wants , @mstratford and @AlexThomp report.https://t.co/xIQcjjBlnR
-Sam Stein (@samstein) May 5, 2022
At the beginning of April, the vice-president KAMALA HARRIS‘ began collaborating with the White House on a social media video promoting the administration’s extension of its pause on federal student loan payments.
Harris’s office decided against it then, according to two White House officials familiar with the matter.
In the end, the president Joe Biden released his own video and Harris released a statement on politics. It was a change from December – the last time the administration extended the hiatus – when Harris and Biden both filmed videos on social media about the extension that went down then and worked with student debt forgiveness advocates.
It’s Selina Meyer. Really, she is:
Surprising. Team Player https://t.co/Zb5H3PTmFS
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) May 5, 2022
We agree with that. We’re not Joe Biden fans, but this is just an amazing gesture from him:
A vice president who is unwilling to enthusiastically support *any* political decision by the president should resign.
I’m not a Biden fan, but Biden deserves better. https://t.co/FePmf5sgqI
-Logan Dobson (@LoganDobson) May 5, 2022
And it smacks of Harris thinking more about being the nominee in 2024 than anything else:
She thinks she has a long term 😂😂😂 https://t.co/YFFT4awgKN
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) May 5, 2022
Politico also reported that she was afraid of being tied to Biden on student loan forgiveness because he is “resisting” lobbying from progressives:
Privately, Harris pleaded for additional loan forgiveness. A White House source said his office initially seemed eager to participate in the administration’s public dialogue on student loans. But aware that progressives are pushing Biden to unilaterally write off tens of thousands of dollars in student debt and that Biden is resisting such lobbying, the vice president is increasingly hesitant to be part of the public face of the administration’s response. .
It brings the president to his knees and on the wrong side of the issue. Harris is truly a special kind of politician:
Canceling student debt is not progressive policy at all if the American working class is expected to finance it. This is another massive upward wealth transfer. The only way it would be truly fair would be for the universities themselves to fund it, alongside system reforms. https://t.co/6XvHhc7v6o
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) May 5, 2022
On the bright side, the 2024 Dem primary to replace Biden will be good for our traffic, especially with Harris acting this way:
There are plenty of unscrupulous politicians in DC, but it’s almost funny how the only thing Harris cares about is advancing his political career. Every policy it adopts and every decision it makes is guided almost exclusively by this. https://t.co/OArldzgtx3
— AG (@AG Hamilton29) May 5, 2022