KAMALA Harris is supposedly "frustrated about living in suitcases" while the vice president's mansion undergoes renovations and the border crisis intensifies.
The vice president is apparently finding the on-the-go lifestyle difficult two months after being sworn into office as she waits on her official residence to be refurbished.
Several sources told CNN that Harris was not happy with the ongoing situation as she and husband Georgetown Law professor Douglas Emhoff wait to move into their new home at the Naval Observatory.
"She is getting frustrated," said one official as the couple continue to live in the President's official guest quarters Blair House, which is located just across Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC.
The publication noted that the renovations included foundational and a $3.8 million contract for "plumbing, heating and air-conditioning contractors" – but it doesn't explain why Harris and Emhoff can't move in.
Naval staff operate the day-to-day running of the VP's abode, which is two miles from the White House.
Elizabeth Haenle served as vice president residence manager and social secretary for former Vice President Dick Cheney and said this sort of delay happens "from time to time."
Haenle said: "The Navy will ask the vice president and their respective families to delay moving in so that they have time for maintenance and upgrades that are not easy to perform once the vice president takes up residence."
Two officials with knowledge of the situation informed CNN that cooking aficionado Harris had asked for work to be done on the kitchen.
But her deputy press secretary Sabrina Singh denied this.
She said in a statement Sunday that "there is no work being done on the kitchen at the Naval Observatory residence."
While the Texas border crisis rages on, a move in date has yet to be established and Joe Biden has tasked Harris with heading the migration situation.
Fox News noted that she had no past events this past weekend and there have been no mention of plans for her to travel to the US-Mexico border as of yet.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey claimed Harris was the "worst possible choice" to lead the White House in tackling migration.
"At no point in her career has [Harris] given any indication that she considers the border a problem or a serious threat," Ducey told reporters in Tucson last Wednesday.
The governor's comments came just hours after Biden designated Harris to oversee the mounting crisis at the Southern border and said she was the "most qualified" person for the job.
Ducey insisted Biden "trivialized the issue by putting someone in charge who just flat out doesn't car."
"If President Biden’s intent was to show that he’s taking this issue seriously, he’s really done the exact opposite," he raged.
Harris was recently criticized when she burst out into laughter when asked by a reporter if she's planning on visiting the border.
"Not today," she joked, before adding: "But I have before, and I'm sure I will again."
For weeks, Republicans have been criticizing the White House's handling of immigration issues, compounded by a surge of arrivals at the US-Mexico border in quantities not seen in over two decades.
Since Biden took office, he began reversing a number of Donald Trump's more aggressive border policies.
Among the newly elected president's most vocal critics is Ducey, who on Friday ripped Biden as "totally divorced from reality" during a visit to the border.
"I've been governor under three presidents, and this is by far the worst situation we've seen," Ducey said in front of the border wall in Douglas.
"Washington has never been more out of touch, and it starts at the top."
The Arizona governor reprised that theme on Wednesday, branding Harris as being incompetent and uninterested in border security, AZ Central reported.
If Biden wanted to effectively address the situation at the border, Ducey argued he should've chosen someone with "more experience or some passion."
Harris said the migrant surge is a "huge problem" but insisted that enforcing the law and humanely addressing "the root causes that cause people to make the trek" are not mutually exclusive.
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