Democrat Vice President Kamala Harris has attempted to defuse the swirling rumors, that President Joe Biden is planning to replace her with Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), by writing off the whispers as “high-class gossip.”
Harris downplayed the rumors while speaking in an interview with NBC’s Craig Melvin.
The interview appeared to PR stunt to stem the bleeding as Harris’s poll numbers continue to sink to rock bottom.
However, the plan backfired when Melvin asked her about mounting rumors Biden could replace her on the ticket with someone more moderate or competent.
“Are we going to see the same Democratic ticket in 2024?” Melvin asked, seemingly cathcing Harris off-guard.
“I’m sorry,” Harris said after a long pause.
“We are thinking about today.
“I mean, honestly, I know why you’re asking the question because this is the part of the punditry and the gossip around places like Washington, D.C.
“Let me just tell you something — we’re focused on the things in front of us.
“We’re focused on what we need to do to address issues like affordable childcare.”
“It is time for us to do what we have been doing and that time is every day.” — Kamala Harris
Yes, that is a direct quote. https://t.co/U4nEFQmWYa
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 13, 2022
“So, there have been no conversations about 2024?” Melvin said, apparently not buying the spin.
“The American people sent us here to do a job, and right now, there’s a lot of work to be done.
“And that’s my focus.”
Melvin said: “You’re at least familiar with some of the punditry.
“I don’t know that you’ve heard there’s been some talk about a Biden-Cheney ticket, perhaps in 2024.
“Did you read that article?”
“No, I did not,” Harris said but her physical reaction betrayed her words.
“And I really could care less about the high-class gossip on these issues,” she said.
She was also criticized for flubbing another softball question, this one about COVID.
From Fox News:
“Does the administration say, ‘You know what, this strategy isn’t working. We’re going to change strategies,’” Melvin said. “Is it time?”
Harris responded that “it’s time for us to do what we have been doing and that time is every day” before quickly pivoting to vaccines.
“Every day it is time for us to agree that there are things and tools that are available to us to slow this thing down. And so right now we know we still have a number of people that, that is in the millions of Americans who have not been vaccinated, and could be vaccinated, and we are urging them to get vaccinated because it will save their life,” Harris said.
Politico’s Alex Thompson responded, “Not quite sure what that answer means.”
“Kamala Harris desperately needs better advisors, because yikes,” attorney T. Greg Doucette added.
This is every episode of Veep. https://t.co/kWFJ6iEiiI
— Nathan Brand (@NathanBrandWA) January 13, 2022