Kamala Harris thought that her position as Biden’s running mate was secure.
But Democrats may be considering replacing her.
Nancy Pelosi stabbed Kamala Harris in the back when asked this one question.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) refused to answer whether Vice President Kamala Harris was the best option for President Joe Biden’s running mate, when questioned about it on Wednesday night with Anderson Cooper on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360°.”
“Is Vice President Kamala Harris the best running mate for this president?” Cooper asked.
“He thinks so, and that’s what matters,” Pelosi responded.
Pelosi was asked again by Cooper if Harris was the best running mate for Biden. Pelosi once again dodged the question and answered, “And by the way, she’s very politically astute. I don’t think people give her enough credit. She’s, of course, values-based, consistent with the president’s values and the rest.”
“And people don’t understand. She’s politically astute,” she continued. “Why would she be vice president if she were not? But when she was running for attorney general in California, she had 6% in the polls – 6% in the polls. And she politically, astutely made her case about why she would be good, did her politics, and became attorney general. So, people shouldn’t underestimate what Kamala Harris brings to the table.”
Cooper again asked Pelosi, “But do you think she is the best running mate though?”
Pelosi answered, “She’s the vice president of the United States. People say to me, ‘Well, why isn’t she doing this or that?’ I say, ‘Because she’s the vice president.’ That’s the job description. You don’t do that much.”
Many Democrats are worried about a Biden/Harris ticket running again.
“I don’t think Biden and Vice President Harris should run for re-election,” Washington Post columnist David Ignatius wrote on Tuesday.
“It’s painful to say that, given my admiration for much of what they have accomplished. But if he and Harris campaign together in 2024, I think Biden risks undoing his greatest achievement — which was stopping [former President] Trump.”
However, replacing Kamala Harris might lose Biden the support of black voters according to “The View” co-host Sunny Hostin.
Responding to Harris’ low poll numbers, and calls for Biden to replace her, Hostin claimed that Biden would lose the black vote if he dropped her from the ticket.
“Can I say this very quickly? Over the past five elections, where you’ve had a Democrat win, they needed the black vote. Ninety-one percent of African Americans voted for Biden and will continue to vote for Biden if Kamala is his running mate,” Hostin declared. “I would be very careful, President Biden, about getting rid of Kamala Harris because we will not support you.”
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