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    Vice President Kamala Harris has begun a frenzied office staff shakeup after months of backstabbing leaks from angry staffers. In less than one month, four top staffers will reportedly leave or will have left the side of Harris for brighter carrier opportunities over fears they would be stamped with the stigma of a “Harris Person” label. The desertion follows leaks from White House staff that have indicated Harris’s workplace environment is abusive. Other have complained Harris has been the victim of administrative sabotage in her effort to succeed President Joe Biden in 2024, resulting in staffers lashing out at Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg as a favored “white man.” But now that staff members have left the vice president’s office, Harris must find aides to work alongside the remaining staffers who may be tainted with internal treachery. “If she’s not allowed to select her own people or have a lot of say in picking her own people, she’s fucked,” a Harris “confidant” leaked to Politico, suggesting the vice president is good at selecting valued talent. Not everyone believes Harris is innocent of the office infighting. A former aide...
    Even more staffers are considering leaving Vice President Kamala Harris' office after four aides announced their exit in two weeks Kamala Harris could lose even more staffers, a Saturday report revealed, after four of her aides departed in the matter for just two weeks amid rumors of turmoil in the West Wing. People familiar with the conversations told Politico that even more ‘key members of Harris’ orbit’ are ‘eyeing the exits’ and have expressed interest in leaving less than a year into her vice presidency. Among the four staffers departing Harris’ office are Symone Sanders, who as senior adviser and chief spokesperson is one of the vice president’s closest aides. Ashley Etienne, the office’s communications director, is also leaving. Officials maintain Sanders and Etienne’s departures were long-planned and not evidence of the reported turmoil. Peter Velz, director of press operations, and Vince Evans, deputy director of the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, have both told others in the vice president's office that they are also leaving, administration officials told the Washington Post. Both are expected to remain in...
    Staffers are reportedly deserting Vice President Kamala Harris this month over fears of being labeled a “Harris Person” to the possible detriment of their careers. As Harris strategizes her way to the presidency, pending President Biden’s decision whether to run for reelection, staffers are reportedly worried their tenure in the vice president’s office will damage their careers in Washington, DC. The vice president’s office is apparently so toxic with infighting and disorder that some fear a resume with Harris’s name on it may cause “career harm,” Axios reported. Polls reflect the staffers’ worries. A November poll revealed only 13 percent of registered Democrat voters would support Harris if Biden decides not to run again. The lack of support among Democrats for Harris is likely a factor staffers are taking into consideration for their next moves. Harris’s staffers, often ambitious amid a cutthroat work environment, may be realigning their careers with someone they consider has better hopes of winning the 2024 election. Some have apparently indicated they would prefer to work for Biden’s team, while others are exiting the White House altogether. But...
    A viral video intended to showcase Vice President Kamala Harris that instead made news for featuring paid child actors was produced by a company called Sinking Ship Entertainment. Now, Harris’s own ship appears to be taking on water, and her aides are headed to the lifeboats. A top adviser and chief spokeswoman for Harris, Symone Sanders, is set to resign from her position by the end of the year, a White House official said Wednesday. It's one of several high-level departures in the vice president's office since she was sworn in earlier this year. The staff turnover caps months of messaging missteps and struggles with the media, such as the child actors video story. KAMALA HARRIS BRACES FOR LOSS OF ANOTHER TOP AIDE Peter Velz, the vice president’s director of press operations, is leaving the office in the coming weeks, along with Vincent Evans, deputy director of public engagement and intergovernmental affairs, according to reports. Ashley Etienne, Harris’s communications director, is also stepping down . Advance staffers departed over the summer, soon after a trip to Guatemala where Harris...
    The news comes just weeks after Harris’ communications director, Ashley Etienne, a veteran of the Obama administration, announced her resignation. Etienne is also expected to depart the White House in the coming weeks. Moreover, two other press staffers have also reportedly announced plans to leave Harris' team. "Peter Velz, director of press operations, and Vince Evans, deputy director of the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs in the vice president’s office, have also told others in the vice president’s office that they are leaving, according to two administration officials," the Post reported. "Both are expected to take new jobs in or close to the administration," the outlet added. Harris is a largely unpopular figure in American politics. Her current approval rating sits at just 28% — the lowest among modern vice presidents — and her time in office has been plagued by an array of cringeworthy moments and instances of incompetence, perhaps most notably her failure to manage the immigration crisis at the southern border. Last month, CNN reported "exasperation and dysfunction" within the vice president's office, as members...
    Vice President Kamala Harris and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg are heading to Charlotte, South Carolina, as rumors swirl about a burgeoning rivalry between them to be President Joe Biden's successor in the Democratic Party. The pair are scheduled to visit Charlotte on Dec. 2 to build support for Biden's Build Back Better agenda, Harris's office announced Monday. HARRIS RETURNS FROM ABROAD TO HEADLINES AND DEFECTIONS The vice president will "discuss how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will upgrade our nation’s infrastructure and create good-paying union jobs in North Carolina. She will be accompanied by Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and Congresswoman Alma Adams," the announcement said. Over the past several weeks, news outlets have reported a rift between the president and the vice president, and some White House staffers are reportedly openly favoring Buttigieg to become the next leader of the party. Both ran unsuccessful campaigns for president in the 2020 cycle before rallying behind Biden. “Nobody in the West Wing shuts that down,” one person told Politico in a report published last week. “It’s...
    Desperate Democrats are looking at the “nuclear option” to boot Kamala Harris from the White House. This is no surprise. Without question, Her Vice Fraudulency is the biggest failure of a vice presidential pick since Spiro Agnew in 1972. Harris epitomizes an identity hire, the choice of skin color and gender over competence. Harris was such a terrible presidential candidate, she dropped out before even a single vote was taken. She dropped out before Marianne Williamson. Biden only chose her as a cheap and easy way to “make history” with the pick of the first woman and the first black vice president. Outside of those meaningless qualities, the woman is a useless incompetent. As of right now, her favorable ratings are in worse shape than former President Trump’s, are even worse than Joe Biden’s. Her job approval rating is also in the toilet. Harris is so awful at her job that even her physical appeal cannot overcome it. Harris is a nice-looking woman with charisma, which is vital in politics, and can paper over a lot of problems. But Harris...
    VICE PRESIDENT Kamala Harris went on a diplomatic trip to Paris, France, and bought cookware from a store in front of the Louvre. The internet has since been divided over the purchase Harris made. 2Vice President Kamala Harris went shopping for cookware on a recent trip to Paris What was the pot Kamala Harris bought and how much was it? At the beginning of November, American Vice President Kamala Harris travelled to France for a four-day trip to discuss relations between the two countries. While she was there, she went shopping at E. Dehillerin, a cookware store near the Louvre Museum in Paris. According to reports, Harris purchased a number of items, including a copper serving dish that many people on the internet mistook for a Le Creuset pot. However, a Le Creuset company representative confirmed to MarketWatch that the brand does not make copper cookware. The actual purchases the Vice President made include the infamous dish - whose price comes to roughly $370 - as well as a copper frying pan for around...
    KAMALA Harris continues to make history as the first female Vice President of the United States. On November 19, 2021, she also became the first woman in history to hold presidential power while Joe Biden underwent a routine procedure. 2Vice President Kamala HarrisCredit: EPA Where is Kamala Harris today? Vice President Kamala Harris volunteered at Central Kitchen in Washington D.C. to feed the community on Thanksgiving. Harris tweeted photos alongside President Joe Biden preparing food on November 24 for the holiday. Central Kitchen uses recycled meals from local restaurants to feed those in need, and Harris, Biden, their spouses stepped in to help. Speaking to the workers at Central Kitchen, Harris said, “I’ve been hearing about your work and your leadership and your courage and the gift that you are giving the community and our country and so I wanted to come by in this season of Thanksgiving to thank you all." more from kamala harrisExclusivePOWER MOVES Kamala 'feels powerful' with Biden it's revealed as VP was president for 85 minFeatureWEST WING DISFUNCTION Inside Kamala's chaotic office rife with...
    Vice President Kamala Harris spent more than $500 on cookware at a high-end Parisian culinary shop during her four-day visit to mend French and American relations earlier this month.  Harris stopped by E. Dehillerin with second gentleman Doug Emhoff and ended up spending nearly $578 on pots, pans and other items, it has been revealed. The vice president treated herself to a $367 copper and stainless steel serving dish and a $160 copper and stainless steel frying pan, according to The Washington Free Beacon. The store disclosed the vice president's haul to the Free Beacon. Harris reportedly finished her shopping spree with some smaller kitchen accessories including a porcelain cocotte and egg dish, a copper cleaner and various wooden spoons.  E. Dehillerin is an upscale culinary shop known for its inventory of commercial-grade copper cookware. It boasts famous chef Julia Child as a fan, with foodies and chefs alike considering it a must-see when in Paris, including the likes of Anthony Bourdain and Ina Garten. Williams-Sonoma, an American company, sells similar copper pots for between $200 and $400, depending on the style and size.  Vice...
    Pete Buttigieg said despite chatter of him succeeding Joe Biden as president, he isn't thinking about running for president again right now as a poll shows he has the highest name recognition of any cabinet member besides Vice President Kamala Harris. The openly gay new father of two told Politico on Friday during an event at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport that he's enjoying his time off of the campaign trail and is focused on his job as Transportation secretary. 'I'd say the other thing that I'm really enjoying about this job, although it's very demanding and obviously requiring a lot, is that this is the least I have had to think about campaigns and elections in about a decade and that's a very good thing,' he said in the interview published Wednesday. Since 2010, Buttigieg, 39, has run for treasurer of Indiana, mayor of South Bend, chair of the Democratic National Committee and president of the United States. And even though Buttigieg isn't thinking about what comes next, there is buzz about him being Biden's heir. Inside the West Wing,...
    Pete Buttigieg on Sunday again tried to shut down rumors of a feud between himself and Kamala Harris, saying his relationship with the vice president isn't affected by reports. 'She and I are part of a team that is disciplined and doesn't focus on what's obsessing the commentators,' the Transportation secretary told NBC's Meet the Press host Chuck Todd. 'We're too busy with a job to do.' 'There's no room to get caught up in the parlor games and I'm proud to be part of the Biden-Harris team,' Buttigieg added. Rumors and gossip have swirled of tensions rising with President Joe Biden and the vice president amid reports this month of growing frustration between their teams. The reports have also suggested a sort of rivalry developing between Harris and Buttigieg as some claim her team feels the president defends the Transportation secretary more than he does the vice president. Since the reports emerged, Harris and Biden have exhibited their partnership. On Monday's signing of the bipartisan infrastructure bill they put on a show of force when walking out onto the...
    KAMALA Harris appears to "feel powerful" with President Joe Biden, a body language expert revealed as the Vice President was acting President for 85 minutes. Body language expert Patti Wood exclusively told The Sun that when Vice President Kamala hugged President Biden on the South Lawn at the White House earlier this week, she looked as if she "feels a little bit more power. 4According to Patti Wood, Kamala's body language earlier this week appeared to show she 'feels powerful'Credit: EPA 4Biden and Harris greeted each other on the South Lawn at the White House earlier this weekCredit: Splash Harris was seen hugging Biden at a November 15, 2021, ceremony where he signed the "Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act." HUGGING According to Patti Wood, during Biden and Harris's hug on Monday, the pair appeared to "have their cheeks pressed together" during the close encounter. She explained: "You can actually see Biden squint at the eye, something which shows happiness. You can see the little lines come out. "Even as you look at her face, the smile is lifted all the...
    As Vice President Kamala Harris continues to flounder in the polls, Democrats are scrambling to dispel rumors that President Biden will not run in the 2024 election while maintaining a dose of healthy realism. Last week, former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT), a longtime friend of the president, sparked a wave of speculation when he suggested to the New York Times that Biden may not seek reelection. “I’m hoping the president runs for re-election,” Dodd said. “But for whatever reason that might not be the case, it’s hard to believe there would be a shortlist without Kamala’s name on it. She’s the vice president of the United States.” As the days unfolded, the establishment media began to report about growing tensions between Joe Biden and Kamala Harris over her lack of defined roles in the administration. “Worn out by what they see as entrenched dysfunction and lack of focus, key West Wing aides have largely thrown up their hands at Vice President Kamala Harris and her staff — deciding there simply isn’t time to deal with them right now,” CNN began its lengthy report on Sunday. Inside the White...
    KAMALA HARRIS is closing in on her 11th month as Vice president and her approval rating is now below President Biden's. Kamala Harris' ratings have dropped and are 10 percent below that of President Biden's. 2Harris' approval rating is higher than Biden's by six pointsCredit: Splash What is Kamala Harris' approval rating? On Nov. 7, 2021 there was a USA Today/Suffolk University poll that stated Harris' rating slipping. The President's ratings dropped at 38 percent while the Vice President's is lower at 28 percent. Her ratings are identical to Joe Biden's job approval rating as vice president in July 2009, about six months into his term in the Obama administration. At that time, Biden had a 49 percent approval rating. However he had fewer disapproved, a mere 30 percent and 10 percent did not have an opinion. Harris has a 92 percent approval from Democrats while her rating is a very low 4 percent from Republicans. Most read in The US SunIN DESPERATE NEED ‘Secret stimulus check’ sent out as calls grow for more mortgage reliefCREEPY CRAWLERS Plague...
    Fox News congressional correspondent Chad Pergram revealed on Tuesday that he received a “cryptic email” from a well-connected Washington, DC, insider advising him to learn about the process for replacing a United States vice president. Speaking on Bret Baier’s All-Star Panel, Pergram let people in “on a little secret” about a mysterious email he received several weeks ago from an insider source suggesting that America could be in for a replacement vice president on the horizon: Just to let you guys in on a little secret here, I was told about 2 to 3 weeks ago, maybe this pertains to the Supreme Court, maybe this pertains to changing the ticket before you get into 2024. FDR seemingly burned through a vice president almost every time he was up for office. “But I got an email from somebody who really knows this place very well, who said, ‘Chad, start to familiarize yourself with the confirmation process just not in the Senate but the House for a vice president,'” he added. As Pergram noted, America has not been through a confirmation of...
    Fox News host Jesse Watters implied that Biden may be considering removing Kamala Harris as Vice President after he said his network had heard 'whispers' of confirmation hearings in Congress.  'Our Capitol Hill Correspondent Chad Pergram tells us he's been hearing whispers suggesting there could be some new high-profile confirmation hearings on the horizon in the House of Representatives,' said Watters during the segment.  'Why is this a big deal? Because the house does not confirm normal nominees. But it does confirm vice-presidential nominees. Does this have something to do with Kamala Harris? It's been no secret she's been running out of favor with the Biden team,' he added.  The host touched on reports over the weekend that the Biden-Harris post-election bliss, had worn out as aides became frustrated with her awkward laugh, 'dysfunction and lack of focus,' and low approval rate of just 28 percent.  On Monday, Biden and Harris put up a united front when they stepped out of the White House together to sign the president's trillion-dollar infrastructure bill, after a CNN article on Sunday claimed that their relationship...
    A Fox News segment Tuesday night heavily suggested that Kamala Harris could be replaced as vice president of the United States, based on “whispers” on the Hill and a message one of their correspondents received from “someone who knows Capitol Hill very well.” Jesse Watters told viewers that Fox News correspondent Chad Pergram “has been hearing whispers suggesting there could be some new high-profile confirmation hearings on the horizon in the House of Representatives.” “Why is this a big deal?” Watters continued. “Because the House does not confirm normal nominees, but it does confirm vice presidential nominees. Does this have something to do with Kamala Harris?” He referenced recent reports about tensions within the White House between the president and vice president’s teams. Pergram then joined Watters and told him, “There is a lot of conjecture right now about the future of Vice President Harris and her lagging poll numbers.” He went on to say the following: Here is a window into my world. As you know, I appreciate congressional process and mechanics. So I got a message recently from...
    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said Monday on “Hannity” that he believes Kamala Harris is probably the “worst vice president in American history.” Gingrich said, “I think she actually accomplished something very historic. She got CNN, historically the strongest supporter of liberal Democrats, to run an entire story pointing out that the president’s team and the vice president’s team are fighting internally, in a very ferocious way. I’ve never seen CNN do anything that would be harmful to Joe Biden. This story was devastating, and I think it starts with a simple fact. Biden’s at 38 percent approval. She’s at 28% approval. Powerful people wake up in the morning. They go, ‘It can’t be me. So I wonder who’s doing this?’ So the Biden people say it’s all Harris’s fault. The Harris people say, you know, if only he was using her correctly.” He added, “I think you’re going to see more of this kind of backbiting because the truth is she hasn’t accomplished anything. I mean, it’s an embarrassment. But then, on the other hand, she’s working...
    (CNN)Since taking office in January, Vice President Kamala Harris has struggled to find her role in the administration and win the approval of the American people. These problems have only gotten worse in recent weeks as stories about clashes between her staff and that of the President's have made the depth of the problem clear. Lincoln Mitchell Harris cannot be blamed for all of this. The last three Democratic presidents before Biden were relative newcomers to Washington who chose running mates with much more Washington, DC, experience -- specifically with Congress -- the reverse of the situation Harris finds herself in. That experience allowed Vice Presidents Walter Mondale, Al Gore and Joe Biden to become indispensable advisers on navigating Congress to Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, respectively. No such dynamic could ever exist between Harris and Biden because the President has almost half a century of experience in Washington. While attacks on Harris because she bought a piece of cake in Chicago or because of how she pronounced the word "the" on a recent trip to...
    Former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has said Kamala Harris 'sounds a lot like' Meghan Markle because of their similar 'victim class mentality'. Fox News host Jesse Watters asked Bachmann about Harris' alleged 'whining' after it was revealed that she felt sidelined by the Biden administration who are exasperated by Harris' 'dysfunction and lack of focus,' amid reports that Biden and his VP's relationship had soured.  'She sounds a lot like Meghan Markle, to be honest with you. Both of these are very entitled people who claim constant victim class,' Bachmann told Watters on Monday night. Markle has been accused of 'playing the victim' and seeking sympathy from the public after her bombshell revelations about the royal family. Former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann compared Kamala Harris (left) to Meghan Markle (right) because of their similar 'victim class mentality' following a CNN report that key West Wing aides are exasperated by Harris' 'dysfunction and lack of focus.' Markle has been accused of 'playing the victim' after her bombshell revelations about the royal family 'She sounds a lot like Meghan Markle, to be honest with you. Both...
    (CNN)The headlines have been brutal."Exasperation and dysfunction: Inside Kamala Harris' frustrating start as vice president," read one from CNN."Biden-successor chatter grows and Harris isn't scaring off anyone," read another from Politico.And this from the New York Post: "Kamala Harris sidelined amid growing tensions with Biden, insiders say."The general gist of all of these pieces is similar if not exactly the same: The Vice President is struggling in her role. She's frustrated. And some people in President Joe Biden's orbit are just as frustrated with her.Read MoreAs CNN wrote over the weekend:"Worn out by what they see as entrenched dysfunction and lack of focus, key West Wing aides have largely thrown up their hands at Vice President Kamala Harris and her staff -- deciding there simply isn't time to deal with them right now, especially at a moment when President Joe Biden faces quickly multiplying legislative and political concerns."Bad headlines are part and parcel for any administration. And the role of vice president -- particularly for someone, like Harris, who is widely seen as eying the top job -- is notoriously...
    Vice President Kamala Harris is reportedly bitter over President Joe Biden’s favoritism toward “white man” Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. The feud is reportedly fueled by Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure package, which will render Buttigieg a key power broker in Washington, DC. With Harris’s hopes to succeed Biden in 2024, Harris is reportedly “suspicious” of Buttigieg’s increased Biden-given power to allocate $550 billion of the transportation bill while she is tasked with solving the southern border crisis and destroying election integrity measures around the nation, two jobs that have proven difficult for the Biden-Harris administration to address. An anonymous former Kamala Harris’s top aide told @cnn her staff believes the Joe Biden White House is racist for not defending her as much as they did Mayor Pete. pic.twitter.com/7u0g31lG8h — Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) November 14, 2021 “Armed with that much money and significant latitude in how to spend it, Buttigieg is poised to be the most influential secretary of transportation ever,” Senior Fellow Jeff Davis at the Eno Center for Transportation told the Associated Press. To make matters worse, Harris and her team...
    Despite what many insiders say should be a dynamic vice presidency, many are reportedly saying that Harris' staff has continually dropped the ball and left her looking vulnerable to the American public when she ought to be a strong, central figure as the first black female president. "With many sources speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the situation more frankly, they all tell roughly the same story: Harris' staff has repeatedly failed her and left her exposed, and family members have often had an informal say within her office," the report accused. "Even some who have been asked for advice lament Harris' overly cautious tendencies and staff problems, which have been a feature of every office she's held, from San Francisco district attorney to U.S. Senate." Dovere and Wright also pointed to ongoing tension between Harris and White House aides despite her amiable relationship with Biden. "Though Harris has told confidants that she has been enjoying a good working dynamic directly with Biden, those who work for them describe their relationship in...
    The relationship between President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris has shown signs of fracture, with CNN now reporting that the two have grown increasingly at odds. “Worn out by what they see as entrenched dysfunction and lack of focus, key West Wing aides have largely thrown up their hands at Vice President Kamala Harris and her staff — deciding there simply isn’t time to deal with them right now,” CNN began its lengthy report on Sunday. With multiple polls putting Kamala Harris’s approval rating even lower than Joe Biden’s dismal 37.8 percent while rumors swirl that the president may not seek reelection in 2024, Democrats are scrambling to find the future leader of the party. Inside the White House, reports indicate that Team Harris has grown increasingly frustrated with Team Biden for essentially sidelining her despite her status as the first female vice president of color. “Many in the vice president’s circle fume that she’s not being adequately prepared or positioned, and instead is being sidelined,” noted CNN. “The vice president herself has told several confidants she feels constrained in what...
    (CNN)The White House dove into damage control this week after reports of dysfunction and infighting in Vice President Kamala Harris' office, with the administration trying to stop a drama-filled narrative from taking hold, according to five people who spoke to CNN about the dynamics within Harris' office. Two people close to Harris' team said some individuals inside the vice president's office are frustrated with what they see as a dysfunctional operation that has been at times waylaid by internal conflict. Some of that ire is directed squarely at Harris' chief of staff, Tina Flournoy, those people said. Another source close to the staff said there were "challenges and struggles" and heard complaints about Flournoy from staff, but denied it amounted to dysfunction or that the tensions were directly Flournoy's fault. Sabrina Singh, deputy press secretary to the vice president, told CNN in a statement that Harris' focus remains on her work."The Vice President and her office are focused on the Biden-Harris Administration's agenda to build an economy from the middle out and the bottom up, not the top down, to...
    Press Secretary Jen Psaki wants her Twitter followers to know that Vice President Kamala Harris is “not only a vital partner” to President Joe Biden but a bold leader unto herself. Psaki’s supportive message comes after a damning CNN report that the Vice President is being “sidelined” and “not being adequately prepared,” multiple individuals told CNN. In a report published Sunday CNN outlined a picture of a Vice President struggling to make strides amid a dismal approval rating, based on interviews with nearly three dozen former and current Harris aides, administration officials, Democratic operatives, and outside advisers. Psaki tweeted shortly her support shortly after the CNN report came out, adding that VP Harris is a “bold leader who has taken on key, important challenges facing the country—from voting rights to addressing root causes of migration to expanding broadband.” For anyone who needs to hear it. @VP is not only a vital partner to @POTUS but a bold leader who has taken on key, important challenges facing the country—from voting rights to addressing root causes of migration to expanding broadband. — Jen...
    Zach Gibson/Getty Vice President Kamala Harris is being “sidelined” and “not being adequately prepared,” multiple individuals told CNN. In a report published Sunday — based on interviews with nearly three dozen former and current Harris aides, administration officials, Democratic operatives, and outside advisers — CNN outlined a picture of a Vice President struggling to make strides amid a dismal approval rating. “Harris is struggling with a rocky relationship with some parts of the White House, while long-time supporters feel abandoned and see no coherent public sense of what she’s done or been trying to do as vice president,” write CNN’s Edward-Isaac Dovere and Jasmine Wright. The report noted that Harris has not helped herself in certain instances — such as when she did not correct a student accusing Israel of genocide and told Guatemalans not to come to migrate to the U.S. — and she has faced added scrutiny as the first woman, and first woman of color, to be Vice President. “She’s perceived to be in such a weak position that top Democrats in and outside of Washington have begun...
    (CNN)Worn out by what they see as entrenched dysfunction and lack of focus, key West Wing aides have largely thrown up their hands at Vice President Kamala Harris and her staff -- deciding there simply isn't time to deal with them right now, especially at a moment when President Joe Biden faces quickly multiplying legislative and political concerns. The exasperation runs both ways. Interviews with nearly three dozen former and current Harris aides, administration officials, Democratic operatives, donors and outside advisers -- who spoke extensively to CNN -- reveal a complex reality inside the White House. Many in the vice president's circle fume that she's not being adequately prepared or positioned, and instead is being sidelined. The vice president herself has told several confidants she feels constrained in what she's able to do politically. And those around her remain wary of even hinting at future political ambitions, with Biden's team highly attuned to signs of disloyalty, particularly from the vice president. She's a heartbeat away from the presidency now. She could be just a year away from launching a presidential...
    Vice President Kamala Harris 's husband defended her during their visit in France after recent polls revealed her low approval ratings. Doug Emhoff, the second gentleman, said Harris's status as the first female, black, and Asian vice president in many ways can be "hard," an apparent reference to her plummeting job approval ratings , but he said the struggle was "worth it." "One of the things I've learnt from being married to Kamala Harris is that to be first in so many things is hard," Emhoff told Elisabeth Moreno, the French minister for gender equality, diversity, and equal opportunities. "She said once that breaking barriers involves breaking. And when you break something, sometimes you get cut, and when you get cut, sometimes you bleed." WHY IS KAMALA HARRIS HERE? FRENCH CONFUSED BY VEEP'S VISIT President Joe Biden's average job approval rating is 42.8%, with disapproval at 51.7%, according to  RealClearPolitics , and Harris's job approval is 40%, with disapproval at 51.4%. But a USA Today /Suffolk University poll published Monday found Biden's approval was 38% and...
    Today in traditional media nonsense, Vice President Kamala Harris emphasized the word “the” to make a point, and it is NEWS. No, I’m not kidding. xThis must be a parody, right? Right?? https://t.co/Ie3nLy2Db7— Anand Giridharadas @ The.Ink (@AnandWrites) November 12, 2021 It is not a parody. Jennifer Jacobs is a senior White House reporter for Bloomberg News. She is tweeting about how the vice president of the United States pronounced one of the most common words in the English language. It is true that some people, including Sean Hannity, did attack Harris for supposedly using a fake French accent on another stop of her trip to France. That was false—she said “THE plan,” for emphasis—and did not bear repeating and validating outside of right-wing circles. Jacobs might maybe possibly claim that what she’s doing here is showing that Harris employs that usage of “the” regularly. Instead, Jacobs elevated partisan attacks and rather than explicitly discrediting them, turned them into an inspection of Harris’ pronunciation more generally. It’s a kind of scrutiny that somehow keeps getting disproportionately applied to women and people of color. So...
    Doug Emhoff defended his wife Kamala Harris during the couple's official visit to France, saying being a woman and a trailblazer is 'hard,' as the White House doubled down in backing the vice president.  'One of things I've learnt from being married to Kamala Harris is that to be first in so many things is hard. She said once that breaking barriers involves breaking, and when you break something sometimes you get cut, and when you get cut, sometimes you bleed,' Emhoff said Thursday at an event with France's Minister for Gender Equality.  'But it's worth it,' he noted. His comments come as Harris' approval rating has reached a historic low level, with only 28 per cent thinking she is doing a good job, according to the USA Today/Suffolk poll, out on November 8. And a 51 per cent majority of respondents said they disapproved of the job Harris is doing as vice president. Doug Emhoff defended his wife Kamala Harris during the couple's official visit to France, saying being a woman and a trailblazer is 'hard White House Chief...
    Whatever happened to Kamala Harris? She shattered all kinds of ceiling glass when Joe Biden made California’s junior senator his running mate and Harris was elected vice president. Since then, she’s largely receded from Washington’s daily doings and the cliff-hanging drama that’s surrounded the fight over the president’s agenda. Part of the answer is simple: What happened to Harris is she became vice president. Even as she shoulders an array of policy portfolios, even as she visits Paris this week seeking to address the administration’s ruptured relations with France, it remains a fact that the No. 2 job in the White House is inherently a diminishing one. It’s neither racist nor misogynistic to point that out when the jobholder happens to be Harris. Virtually every vice president in modern history — save Dick Cheney, who played an unusually prominent role guiding defense and foreign policy under President George W. Bush — has looked smaller than when he or she accepted the position. That’s because a main job requirement is stepping away from the spotlight, except when cheerleading for the president...
    Vice President Kamala Harris condemned singling out Israel “because of anti-Jewish hatred” at an address at the Anti-Defamation League’s Never is Now summit on antisemitism. “I want to be very clear about this: When Jews are targeted because of their beliefs or their identity, when Israel is singled out because of anti-Jewish hatred, that is antisemitism and that is unacceptable,” Harris told the ADL virtual summit on Sunday evening.  “In two days, we will mark 83 years since Kristallnacht, a night of unthinkable evil – that foreshadowed more evil to come,” she said, referring to the pogrom carried out against Jews across Nazi Germany on November 9-10, 1938. “Sadly, we know that antisemitism is not a relic of the past. In recent years, the Jewish American community has faced an alarming rise in hate crimes,” she added. “Four years ago, white supremacists descended upon Charlottesville, Virginia, spreading hatred and instigating violence. Three years ago, we suffered the most deadly attack on the American Jewish community in the history of our nation at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,” she said. Kamala added she and President Joe Biden are “fully committed...
    Vice President Harris flies to Paris on Monday for a five-day diplomatic trip as Democrats continue to pick up the pieces after a series of crushing electoral defeats and Kanye West described her as “a woman we ain’t seen since the election.” The visit to France, Harris’s third overseas foray as vice president, will see her attend the Paris Peace Forum to discuss “global governance issues” with other international government representatives. She will also use the visit to participate in a conference on Libya, where she’s expected to encounter some two-dozen other world leaders, NPR reports. “This is a great opportunity for her to continue to develop her partnership, not just with [French] President [Emmanuel] Macron, but with what we expect will probably be 25 other world leaders,” a senior administration official told reporters on a preview call about the trip. She is yet to make the much shorter trip south to the Mexico-U.S. border. Kamala Harris simply refuses to do her job as vice president. https://t.co/Lg5BNC3iOx — Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) June 15, 2021 The official said the U.S. and France are...
    Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The approval ratings for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have reached dismal new lows, according to a stunning, just-released poll. In a survey published Sunday by USA Today, the president’s approval rating stands at just 38 percent. According to USA Today, that’s the lowest number they’ve ever recorded for a president at this point in his term — with the exception of Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump. Notably, independents — by a 7-to-1 margin (44% to 6%) — believe that the president has done a worse job than they thought he would. The vice president fared equally poorly in the new poll. USA Today found that just 28 percent of those surveyed approve of Kamala Harris at the moment. In all, 51 percent disapprove of the vice president’s job performance, and 21 percent are undecided. The poll was taken Wednesday through Friday — so it does not factor in any bounce the administration may have received from passage of an infrastructure package. That said, there was little good news to be...
    Vice President Kamala Harris will address the plight of migrants and refugees next week – but the talks will have little to do with the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a report. Harris will travel to Paris – her first European trip as vice president – and is scheduled to take part in the "Paris Conference on Libya," where she and other world leaders will focus on the Northern African country that was run by dictator Muammar Gadhafi until his assassination in 2011. Harris is expected to call for stronger borders for Libya -- as she and President Biden continue to receive criticism from Republicans about security issues along the U.S.-Mexico border. Biden has not visited the southern border since becoming president, and Harris has made only a brief trip to El Paso, Texas, in late June. VP KAMALA HARRIS TOUTS ‘GREAT WINS’ IN DEEP BLUE AREAS AFTER BAD NIGHTS FOR DEMOCRATS "We want to show support for the Libyan people as they move towards national elections and as they focus on the importance of the withdrawal of foreign forces and...
    Vice President Kamala Harris got her third dose of COVID-19 vaccine at the White House on Saturday. A White House official said her busy schedule of meetings and travel put her in the high-risk category and made her eligible for a jab. On Saturday afternoon, she appeared in the South Court Auditorium, where she held up her sleeve for a member of the White House Medical Unit to administer the Moderna jab to her left arm.  'Got the booster shot,' she told reporters afterwards, 'and I want to encourage everyone to do the same when you are eligible. 'And as we have said from the beginning: the vaccines are free they're safe, and they will save your life.' Vice President Kamala Harris gets her third shot of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the White House on Saturday. An official said her job made her eligible for the booster 'As we have said from the beginning: the vaccines are free they're safe, and they will save your life,' said Harris after getting her third jab on Saturday President Biden, 78, got...
    President Biden's plan to promote gender equity includes a proposal to eliminate cash bail for suspects, despite a rise in violent crime across the country. "We are also committed to increasing federal oversight and accountability for police departments and prosecutors’ offices to address systemic misconduct, including gender bias and sexual misconduct," reads part of a 42-page White House report entitled the National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality. "And we will work to end cash bail and reform our pretrial system, recognizing the harm these processes cause, particularly for Black women and families." President Joe Biden boards Air Force One at the Brussels airport on June 15, 2021, en route to Geneva. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) The report calls for a "whole of government" approach to ending gender inequalities, with the elimination of cash bail being one of the steps governments can take to combat gender and race disparities. SULLIVAN SAYS G20 LEADERS WILL 'UNDERSTAND' DOMESTIC POLITICS IF BIDEN AGENDA HAS NOT PASSED But the calls to end cash bail come at a time when FBI data show an...
    Vice President Kamala Harris was delivering a speech in the Bronx when a protester stood up and began shouting something about climate change, drownings and the "right to infrastructure." "You are right, brother," Harris responded. "I am right about that," the man shouted back. "I know you are, and how about you and I talk about that –" Harris said. DID KAMALA HARRIS VIOLATE FEDERAL LAW IN VIRGINIA? The protester then asked her about China's Belt and Road Initiative, though it was difficult to understand the exact nature of the question. next Image 1 of 3 Vice President Kamala Harris responds to a protester at a Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, event in the Bronx, New York. (Image: Fox News) (Fox News) prev next Image 2 of 3 A man is removed by security after shouting questions at Vice President Kamala Harris, including about climate change and recent drownings, during her speech at the Northeast Bronx YMCA, in the Bronx borough of New York, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) ...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Vice President Kamala Harris will visit families in the Bronx on Friday. It’s in part to promote the Biden administration’s infrastructure plan, which includes investments in child care and other social services. Harris will be visiting a YMCA in the northeast Bronx. The vice president will be accompanied by Labor Secretary Martin Walsh and another cabinet officials.
    Vice President Kamala Harris accepted flowers from the president and was serenaded by a roomful of staffers as she celebrated her birthday from the White House on Wednesday. President Joe Biden held a bouquet and a frame as he walked into the vice president's office in a 34-second video posted on Twitter Wednesday night. Harris, 57, wore a grey blazer and matching pants and stood behind her desk, laughing at the sight of the commander-in-chief bearing gifts. 'Really? Aw Joe, I’m very touched. Thank you,' she said, kissing him on the cheek. Biden turned the frame to reveal a photo of he and the vice president smiling and walking alongside each other in front of the White House. President Biden surprised Vice President Harris with flowers for her birthday on Wednesday The president also gifted her a framed photo of the two of them walking side-by-side The duo posed for a photo, with Harris gushing: 'I'm gonna hang this up with great pride' The gifted photo shows Biden and Harris smiling as they walks past the White House lawn 'This is...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Supply chain issues remain front and center as consumers find fewer products on the shelves. In an exclusive interview seen only on KDKA, political editor Jon Delano asked Vice President Kamala Harris what the government is doing about it. READ MORE: Police: Man Charged In South Hills Village Threat Believed MS-13 Gang Members Would Carry Out Mass ShootingEmpty shelves for consumers and missing parts for local manufacturers — it all adds up to inconvenience and now an inflation rate of 5.4 percent in September. Delano: What can you and the administration do to alleviate these problems in western Pennsylvania and throughout the nation? Harris: It’s a big issue for western Pennsylvania, throughout the nation, and actually a global issue. The supply chain issue also actually predated the pandemic but it’s been highlighted during the pandemic.” WATCH: Full Interview With VP Harris On Wednesday, President Joe Biden said the delays in unloading ships with products at America’s ports require a 24/7 approach, nonstop unloading of ships. Delano: Is that going to be sufficient to solve the problem in...
    Kamala Harris was bashed as 'anti-American' for her remarks vowing to address the 'shameful past' of the country being founded by European settlers arriving 500 years ago. 'One of the most anti-American administrations in the world currently resides in the White House,' the director at the conservative Heritage Foundation's Center for Freedom, Nile Gardiner, wrote on Twitter in response to the vice president's comments. 'Kamala Harris is practically writing the talking points for Beijing, Moscow, Tehran and every enemy of the free world,' he accused. The Senior Editor-at-Large for far-right news website Breitbart, Joel Pollak, questioned: 'Why govern a country you hate?' 'America is going down the drain and that inept imbecile talks about the past instead of the current grave problems affecting the Nation,' one Twitter user blasted. 'Another vile attempt to further divide this country,' they continued. 'Worst administration ever!' Vice President Kamala Harris received backlash for her day-after Columbus Day remarks vowing to address the 'shameful past' of America being founded by white European settlers A director at the Heritage Foundation said Harris' remark were  indicative of...
    Vice President Kamala Harris has found herself in hot water over various gaffes, missteps and debacles on a regular basis during her chaotic first year on the job.  She’s regularly mocked, often criticized and has become known for laughing when confronted with tough questions. Along with her political struggles managing the southern border crisis and grappling with reports of dysfunction in her office, Harris has had a rough go of it in 2021. Here are some of Harris’ most memorable media moments since taking office in January:  Space video produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment, feature child actors The internet recently erupted over the report that child actors appeared in the first video of a YouTube series with Harris called "Get Curious with Vice President Harris." U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris meets with civil society change makers who work on LGBT, transgender, and disability rights and climate change, at the U.S. Chief of Mission's residence in Hanoi, Vietnam, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Pool Photo via AP) The much-criticized video showed Harris talking to a group of children about her...
    Vice President Kamala Harris’ widely panned science video is the latest mishap in what has been a chaotic first year for the vice president's office. Harris was recently featured in a space-themed video — the first in a YouTube series entitled "Get Curious with Vice President Harris" — that was heavily criticized online for the veep’s performance as well as the fact that child actors were used in its production. KAMALA HARRIS SPACE VIDEO USED CHILD ACTORS The vice president was roasted online for the video, with many criticizing it as disingenuous and cringeworthy. And the use of child actors in the video saw critics comparing the saga to the hit HBO show "Veep," which depicts an incompetent vice president and her hapless political team. A White House spokesperson told Fox News the vice president did not have a hand in selecting the child actors for the YouTube video. Harris' vice presidential tenure so far has seen repeated controversies.  From laughing off a question about the deteriorating southern border amid the immigration crisis to applauding a George Mason University student...
    Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday deplored the European explorers who first landed in North America, using a virtual address at the National Congress of American Indians 78th Annual Convention to claim President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda will do much to ameliorate the damage she attributes to mass migration. “Since 1934, every October, the United States has recognized the voyage of the European explorers who first landed on the shores of the Americas,” said Harris told the gathering held the day after Columbus Day. “But that is not the whole story. That has never been the whole story. “Those explorers ushered in a wave of devastation for Tribal nations — perpetrating violence, stealing land, and spreading disease,” she continued. “We must not shy away from this shameful past, and we must shed light on it and do everything we can to address the impact of the past on Native communities today.” President Biden’s multi-billion-dollar Build Back Better agenda will have “a significant impact on Indian Country” Harris went on to claim without offering specific evidence. Watch for yourself below:...
    The White House passed the buck to YouTube after backlash ensued for Vice President Kamala Harris' awkward performance alongside child actors in a video promoting kids' interest in space. According to a White House official, the vice president's office did not select the children involved in the YouTube special Get Curious with Vice President Harris, a series focused on getting kids interested in space. Harris was tasked in May with leading the Cabinet-level National Space Council. The same few days Harris was shooting the video at the Naval Observatory, the Taliban was beginning to take over Afghanistan and the southern border was being flooded with illegal immigrants. Questions have emerged over whether taxpayer dollars were used to fund the video and pay the children actors who appeared alongside the vice president.  The head of Entertainment Communications at YouTube did not immediately answer a DailyMail.com call requesting comment on the series. The video, which has received a slew of criticism ranging from the vice president's mannerisms to the fact the children were hired actors, was shot at Harris' residence from August...
    The company hired to produce Vice President Kamala Harris’s widely-mocked space video is named Sinking Ship Entertainment, a fact the vice president’s critics gleefully pointed out Monday. Harris’s video first went viral Friday due to what many argued was the vice president’s over-acted performance. The video is part of an ongoing series from Harris titled “Get Curious With Vice President Harris.” This installment was intended to gin up excitement for space exploration among children, but it gained further traction when it was revealed that paid child actors had filled the roles of at least some of the excited children. (RELATED: Kamala Harris Interview Cut Short After Two ‘The View’ Co-Hosts Test Positive For COVID-19) Kamala Harris’ cringy video was produced by a company called “Sinking Ship Entertainment.” You can’t make this stuff up.https://t.co/jQdShGPDlu — Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) October 12, 2021 “This just keeps getting better,” Tim Murtaugh, the former Trump 2020 communications director, tweeted Monday. “The company producing Kamala Harris’ video featuring professional child actors, which is called *Sinking Ship Entertainment*…is based in Canada.” Other critics compared the incident...