Kamala Steps Up To Do Biden’s Job

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(PartiallyPolitics.com) – On Saturday, Vice President Kamala Harris instead of President Joe Biden attended a summit on Ukraine that took place in Switzerland with many other world leaders. Harris is also set to meet with Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy in order to discuss a plan for the war in his country to end. Ukraine has been fighting against a Russian invasion for two years. 

Harris upon her arrival to the summit announced that the United States would be providing over $1.5 billion in assistance to the war-ridden country through the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department. This includes getting money for energy assistance, helping refugees and civilians, and aiding in the repair of energy infrastructure that has been destroyed because of the war. 

On Friday, Biden ended his attendance at the Group of Seven summit which took place in Italy, where he also talked with Zelenskyy. Following that meeting, he traveled to Los Angeles for a star-studded fundraiser that included many A-list celebrities. 

Biden this year has been aiming to balance foreign policy with domestic as the November 2024 election is expected to be a tight one. Harris’ involvement in the building of Biden’s campaign has also increased during the reelection campaign. 

Matt Bennett, who was formerly an aide to former Vice President Al Gore, argued that being the vice president meant that often you needed to take hits for the team and that it was positive for her to appear on the global stage as it made her seem more capable. 

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