Vice President Kamala Harris joked “maybe I don’t say ‘no’ enough,” when asked about the major responsibilities that have been delegated to her by President Biden.
Harris made the quip when asked about her leadership on issues including the southern border migrant surge, expanding voting rights, closing the digital divide and infrastructure during an interview on BET-TV with Soledad O’Brien aired Friday night.
“That seems like a lot for one person,” O’Brien said. “Can one person do all that realistically?”
Harris responded that “I do believe that these things are achievable.”
“It’s just a lot of hard work, but that’s why we’re here and that’s what people wanted. Right?,” she continued.
“We will go into these positions that we will arrive in these positions, and we will work hard and get things done,” she said. “And that’s what motivates me, truly.”
Harris has repeatedly been criticized for her handling of the illegal immigration crisis along the US-Mexico border, a problem Biden dumped in her lap in March by tasking her to deal with the “root causes” of the issue.
Republicans slammed Harris for not stopping at the Rio Grande Valley, the epicenter of the migrant crisis during her border visit last month.
During the 20 minute interview, Harris said she’s working to improve coronavirus vaccination rates among black people, less than a quarter of whom are fully vaccinated.
“COVID-19 will kill you potentially and there is a vaccine that will save, you so just weigh and balance that out,” Harris said.
Harris also discussed racial disparities in healthcare, housing and policing.