Kamala Harris is the sitting vice president.
That should position Harris as the most second powerful elected Democrat in Washington.
But that isn’t the case as Bernie Sanders just embarrassed Kamala Harris with one huge, televised announcement.
Count Bernie Sanders among the many Democrats not buying Joe Biden’s claims that Biden is running for re-election in 2024.
Sanders’ 2020 campaign manager Faiz Shakir circulated a memo to allies all but announcing a Bernie Sanders 2024 campaign in waiting.
The Washington Post reported:
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is open to running for president in 2024 if President Biden declines to seek reelection, according to a campaign memo a top political adviser distributed to allies on Wednesday that was shared with The Washington Post.
“In the event of an open 2024 Democratic presidential primary, Sen. Sanders has not ruled out another run for president, so we advise that you answer any questions about 2024 with that in mind,” says the memo from Faiz Shakir, a close Sanders adviser who was his campaign manager when he ran in 2020.
The memo was shared by a person with direct knowledge of its contents on the condition of anonymity because it was not released publicly, and confirmed by a second person with direct knowledge of the contents.
In an interview on “Meet the Press Daily” Shakir ruled out Sanders challenging Joe Biden in a primary declaring that is “off the table.”
Host Chuck Todd pointed out that the memo did not show “the same deference for the vice president.”
Shakir’s response spoke volumes about what Harris’ fellow Democrats think of her.
“No, he respects Senator Harris,” Shakir responded.
But Shakir did not rule out the possibility of Bernie Sanders challenging Kamala Harris in a 2024 primary if Joe Biden declines to run for re-election.
“The question on Vice President Harris if she were to run, or anybody, is to just say, what are you going to run for? What’s your agenda going to be? And then Sen. Sanders would make his determination and judgment at that point,” Shakir concluded.
Kamala Harris is a walking, talking political dumpster fire.
Harris dropped out of the 2020 presidential race months before the first votes were cast.
Aides leaked to POLITICO in the summer of 2021 that Harris oversaw a toxic work environment.
Giving credence to that story is the fact that chief of staff Tina Flournoy became the 12th Harris aide to quit her office in 15 months.
Harris also is utterly failing in her capacity as Biden administration border czar where the month of March saw a 22-year high 221,000 illegal aliens attempt to invade America.
That toxic stew of failures and incompetence shows why a USA Today/Suffolk poll found just 28 percent of Americans approved of Kamala Harris as vice president.
And that is why Bernie Sanders – and every other Democrat harboring presidential ambitions – does not fear running against Kamala Harris in a 2024 primary.
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