Questions Over Kamala Harris and Her Competence as VP Grow – A growing consensus in Washington suggests that Vice President Kamala Harris is the wrong person for the job. People in both parties have said publicly and privately that she is over her head.
Kamala Harris: All of the Problems
President Joe Biden privately expressed his frustration with Harris’ failure to take responsibility for the disastrous tide of illegal migration across the U.S.-Mexico border.
Former White House physician, Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Texas, introduced a nonbinding congressional resolution last week calling on the president to remove Harris as his border czar.
“The resolution demands that a competent leader be appointed who will prioritize the safety of Americans, acknowledge that border security is national security, ensure Customs and Border Protection (CBP) receives the resources needed to execute their job effectively, and stop the flood of fentanyl pouring across our border,” a statement posted on Jackson’s congressional website said.
Biden’s advanced age could make it more likely that his vice president would be forced to assume the presidency. That has Democrats worried. However, some point to her interracial identity
“Even some Democrats whom her own advisers referred reporters to for supportive quotes confided privately that they had lost hope in her,” the New York Times said in February.
Vox had multiple conversations with two dozen sources on background, including White House officials, Democratic strategists, and academics about Harris’ prospects.
Her problems in office have been defined by four things they said. They included:
-Her gaffes and frequent statements that make her look foolish and unequipped for the presidency should she be called to step into the role;
-Lingering questions as to how she has handled her role as vice president;
-The perception that she’s been held to a higher standard due to her racial background, sex, and worries she would have to jump into the presidency should Biden either die in office or be incapacitated;
And that criticisms against her overlook the limitations of the vice presidency, which has no stated constitutional responsibilities. FDR’s vice president John Nance Garner referred to the office as not being worth “a quart of warm spit.’”
Harris often gives confused and incoherent responses to interview questions.
She dismissed Lester Holt of NBC News in a June 2021 interview about illegal migration when he asked why she had not visited the border as the Biden administration’s point person on the issue. Harris dodged the question.
“At some point, you know, we are going to the border. We’ve been to the border. So this whole thing about the border, we’ve been to the border. We’ve been to the border,” Harris said.
Holt replied that she had not been to the border.
On other occasions, Harris has been mystifying, such as last September when she suggested that the U.S. had a strong relationship with the “Republic of North Korea,” which invited cringe-responses from around the world.
“I think some Democrats are disappointed. There was a lot of excitement around her candidacy and the historic nature of her candidacy. And since she’s taken office, that excitement has fallen flat,” Carly Cooperman, a Democratic strategist, told Vox.
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John Rossomando’s work has been featured in numerous publications such as The American Thinker, Daily Wire, Red Alert Politics, CNSNews.com, The Daily Caller, Human Events, Newsmax, The American Spectator, TownHall.com, and Crisis Magazine. He also served as senior managing editor of The Bulletin, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Philadelphia, and received the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors first-place award in 2008 for his reporting.