Buttigieg dismisses reported rivalry with Harris

Transportation Secretary Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegAdvocates see pilot program to address inequalities from highways as crucial first step Poll: Harris, Michelle Obama lead for 2024 if Biden doesn't run Five reasons for Biden, GOP to be thankful this season MORE on Sunday shot down suggestions of a rivalry between him and Vice President Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisStowaway found in landing gear of plane after flight from Guatemala to Miami A sad reality: In a season of giving, most will ignore America's poor Republicans struggle to save funding for Trump's border wall MORE, insisting that they are too busy focusing on the administration's goals to feud with each other.

NBC's "Meet the Press" host Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddDemocrats optimistic as social spending bill heads to Senate GOP senator: Decisions on bills not made based on if they hurt or help Trump or Biden Buttigieg dismisses reported rivalry with Harris MORE noted to Buttigieg that whenever Harris' political standing is written about in the media, a narrative of a supposed feud between her and himself is prompted. Todd asked Buttigeg whether this has affected his relationship with the vice president.

"No, because she and I are part of a team that is disciplined and doesn't focus on what's obsessing the commentators. We're too busy with a job to do," Buttigieg said, adding that all members of the administration are "laser focused on getting the job done that would be demanding in any administration."

"There's no room to get caught up in the parlor games, and I'm proud to be part of the Biden-Harris team," said Buttigieg.

Buttigieg also touched on the recent win the Biden-Harris administration had when the House passed the Build Back Better Act on Friday.

"What it amounts to, even as details get resolved and negotiations continue, is a historic investment in making it easier and more affordable to be a family with kids in this country. It will go down in history, this turning point that we're about to create things to build back better," said Buttigieg.