First Lady Jill Biden has taken a brutal swipe at her husband’s choice of vice president, asking “why do we have to choose” Kamala Harris as VP while “there are millions of people in the United States” who could do the job.
The first lady’s questioning of Democrat President Joe Biden’s choice of running mate is revealed in the new book “This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future” by New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns.
The book offers a behind-the-scenes look at how Biden’s White House operates.
Biden and his team are reportedly furious over the leaks that made it in the book.
For example, the book details conversations where Jill Biden questions why her husband would pick Kamala Harris as VP.
“Speaking in confidence with a close adviser to her husband’s campaign, the future first lady posed a pointed question.
“‘There are millions of people in the United States,’ she began. ‘Why,’ she asked, ‘do we have to choose the one who attacked Joe?’”
Jill Biden’s spokesman, Michael Larosa said: “Many books will be written on the 2020 campaign, with countless retellings of events — some accurate, some inaccurate.
“The first lady and her team do not plan to comment on any of them.”
The book also details the tense atmosphere as Harris’s popularity has been sinking.
“One senator close to her, describing Harris’s frustration level as ‘up in the stratosphere,’ lamented that Harris’s political decline was a ‘slow-rolling Greek tragedy,’” Martin and Burns wrote.
“Her approval numbers were even lower than Biden’s, and other Democrats were already eyeing the 2024 race if Biden declined to run.”
KAMALA HARRIS: “The significance of the passage of time, right? The significance of the passage of time. So when you think about it, there is great significance to the passage of time…there is such great significance to the passage of time.” pic.twitter.com/jUsnyNiSpB
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How is Kamala Harris so incredibly bad at public speaking? Good lord. pic.twitter.com/GegXxZT3aE
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Harris allies complained throughout the first year of the administration that she was handed an impossible portfolio.
According to the book, KATE BEDINGFIELD, Biden’s comms director, not only grew tired of the criticism that the White House was mismanaging Harris — she blamed the VP.
“In private, Bedingfield had taken to noting that the vice presidency was not the first time in Harris’s political career that she had fallen short of sky-high expectations:
Her Senate office had been messy and her presidential campaign had been a fiasco. Perhaps, she suggested, the problem was not the vice president’s staff,” Martin and Burns write.
“The fact that no one working on this book bothered to call to fact check this unattributed claim tells you what you need to know,” Bedingfield responded in an email Monday night.
“Vice President Harris is a force in this administration and I have the utmost respect for the work she does every day to move the country forward.”