Democrat President Joe Biden’s team blames Kamala Harris for her poor performance as vice president and not her staff, a White House aide has allegedly claimed.
According to 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, Biden’s team believes Harris is “falling short” in her role.
The authors reveal that White House communications director Kate Bedingfield was the one calling out Harris behind the scenes.
“In private, Bedingfeld 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,” the book says.
“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.”
Bedingfield fired back over the allegations in the book, saying: “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.
“Harris is a force in this administration.”
That is not denial.
I made a compilation video of Kamala Harris world salads.
I apologize or you’re welcome. pic.twitter.com/vTl5qZGHcP
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) March 21, 2022
The book also quotes Jill Biden trashing her husband’s choice of Kamala Harris as his running mate during the election.
“Speaking in confidence with a close adviser to her husband’s campaign, the future first lady posed a pointed question,” the book says.
“‘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.”
“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.”
How is Kamala Harris so incredibly bad at public speaking? Good lord. pic.twitter.com/GegXxZT3aE
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) March 21, 2022
@newtgingrich Kamala Harris May Be the ‘Dumbest Person’ Elected as Vice-President https://t.co/paty2okDl7
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) March 22, 2022