Report: Biden Suspected Harris’s Team of Sabotaging Other Potential VP Picks
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According to Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns of the New York Times, President Joe Biden suspected Vice President Kamala Harris’s team of coordinating the detrimental reports that ensconced some of her rivals.
Martin and Burns, the authors of a forthcoming book entitled This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future, wrote that “something about this seemed more deliberate, even targeted.”
The negative press barrage was “aimed at all of the most formidable Black women under consideration,” they wrote. “[E]xcept for Kamala Harris.”
According to the authors, Harris’s team was known for spreading thorough opposition research on other candidates during the primary, causing others to believe her team was sabotaging her rivals.
“Even Joe Biden wondered aloud: Was Harris’s team driving this?” the pair wrote.
“Biden was startled by some of the intra-state factional attacks on Harris by her fellow Democrats, including members of the state’s large congressional delegation.”
This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future is available on May 3.