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Just What Is Kamala Harris’s Role in the Biden White House?

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on his administration’s coronavirus response as Vice President Kamala Harris stands by at the White House, June 2, 2021. (Carlos Barria/Reuters)

Slate senior writer Christina Cauterucci writes a largely sympathetic assessment of Vice President Kamala Harris, entitled “Why Kamala Harris’ Job as VP Is So Hard,” and what’s fascinating is that along the way, Cauterucci echoes with some of the more critical assessments of Harris on the right.

…instead of asking a woman to join his ticket on the basis of her political skills or legislative accomplishments—and leaving the gender mandate to speculation—Biden made sure everyone knew that his selection wouldn’t have to beat out the entire field of potential competitors, just the other ladies. He got to look like an ally who

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