What Kamala Harris Says She Needs To Do With President Biden

On January 20, 2021, Kamala Harris was sworn in as the 49th vice president of the United States. Since her inauguration, Vice President Harris has been tasked with numerous responsibilities from President Joe Biden, including solving the issues surrounding the crisis at the United States' southern border, expanding voting rights' access, increasing access to broadband internet across the country, and helping address racial inequality, to name just a few, reported Fox News. While the vice president is an accomplished woman, having a lot on her plate at once could seem counterintuitive to the progress of those issues.

Among other points, Harris addressed the number of jobs President Biden gave her in a news special that aired on BET, entitled "State of Our Union." The vice president sat down with Soledad O'Brien to address the issues currently facing Black Americans and to talk a bit about how the federal government was going to step up and help, often in initiatives headed by Harris. As the United States' first-ever vice president of Black and South Asian descent, Harris may seem to be the perfect person suited to address some of the most vital issues facing America in 2021. And although it seems like Harris has a great working relationship with the president, she did share with O'Brien that there was one thing she should probably be doing with him that she's not currently.

Keep scrolling to find out exactly what Vice President Harris says she should be doing with President Biden.

Kamala Harris says she needs to learn to say "no" to President Biden

When Soledad O'Brien discussed the number of initiatives Vice President Kamala Harris is in charge of for the Biden Administration, the journalist seemed to be a bit concerned, seemingly wondering if Harris was spreading herself too thin. "Immigration, increasing broadband access, Black maternal mortality, racial inequality, women in the workforce, infrastructure. We just talked about voting rights. That seems like a lot for one person," O'Brien mentioned to the vice president, who added she was also in charge of the Space Council, via BET's "State of Our Union."

In response to O'Brien asking if one person could realistically handle all those responsibilities, Harris did jokingly say, "Maybe I don't say 'no' enough." However, she also added that she did not think she had taken on too much, telling O'Brien that she was "used to multitasking" and was "motivated by all the work she and Biden are trying to get done," reported Fox News. 

Harris also said that she was motivated by trying to be successful and achieve the goals that Biden set forth for them, hoping that their initiatives will help the people who elected them to the office. "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 asked O'Brien. "We will work hard and get things done."