Kamala is unfit.
While President Biden’s first-year media engagements weren’t eventful, considering he only held two news conferences, the same can’t be said for Vice President Kamala Harris.
The VP has even struggled with typically liberal news outlets, where she often struggled to answer questions, laughing off tough questions and giving plenty of questionable answers. These errors have led to Harris being compared to a handful of fictional characters, many of whom are buffoons.
Of the many debatable media appearances, these have been the most memorable of them all.
Guthrie Interview: Russia-Ukraine Crisis
In an interview with NBC’s “Today” Savannah Guthrie, the Vice President failed to answer crucial questions as she often showed her frustration while appearing to recite talking points.
Guthrie started her questioning by asking Harris if Biden had given Russia “the green light” to invade Ukraine as he had mentioned in his first press conference of the year, that the U.S. response would depend on whether Russia made a “minor incursion” or something more serious.
Harris began her response by defending the President, saying the “President has been very clear,” then mentioning that the U.S. was “prepared to levy serious costs” before being cut off by Guthrie who stated that the President hadn’t been clear, prompting the White House Press Secretary to “clarify the President’s remarks.”
Harris, showing her frustration, responded by saying, “I’m being clear with you right now. And so if you’re interested, I’ll continue to be clear.”
Guthrie’s grilling eventually led to midterm elections and voting rights legislation, with Harris growing more frustrated and pleading to finish her sentences only to avoid large portions of Guthrie’s questioning.
Melvin Interview: Questions on COVID-19 Strategy
One of the many times Harris would be compared to fictional characters for her “word salad” was after an interview between her and NBC News’ Craig Melvin aired.
During the interview, Melvin questioned the Vice President if it was time for Biden to change his COVID strategy, following an open letter by former administration health officials that urged the President to change his strategy.
In response to the rather straightforward question, Harris responded, “It’s time for us to do what we have been doing, and that time is every day.”
She continued, “Every day it is time for us to agree that there are things and tools that are available to us to slow this thing down.”
Then she pivoted to vaccines, “And so right now we know we still have a number of people that, that is in the millions of Americans who have not been vaccinated and could be vaccinated, and we are urging them to get vaccinated because it will save their life.”
Later in the same interview, Harris responded, “We are doing it,” to a question about the Biden administration’s timeline for 500 million COVID-19 tests.
Many online drew parallels to Michael from “The Office” and Adam Sandler’s Billy Madison character.
Brennan Interview: Question on Inflation
Giving a coherent, succinct reply eluded Harris during an interview with CBS’ Margaret Brennan.
“Was it wrong to consider inflation transitory?” Brennan asked, pointing to price hikes being there “for a while.” The question referred to comments made by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, in which she stated inflation was only “transitory” and would decrease in the next year.
Harris’s response was all over the place. She fumbled when trying to answer the question before eventually highlighting support for the administration’s Build Back Better Act.
Harris started her response by saying, “We have to address the fact that we have got to deal with the fact that folks are paying for gas, paying for groceries, and are – need solutions to it. So let’s talk about that.”
She then mentioned “short term solutions” which included “what we need to do around the supply chain, right? So, we went to the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Savannah, Georgia, and said, ‘Hey, guys, no more five days a week, eight hours a day; 24/7, let’s move the products because people need their product – they need what they need.’ We’re dealing with it in terms of the long term. And that’s about what we need to do to pass Build Back Better. It strengthens our economy.”
The lengthy response that made very little sense reminded critics of what Harris’ former staffers had said about the Vice President: her refusal to read briefing materials and prepare for meetings.
Charlamagne the God: Audio Issues
In an interview with Charlamagne Tha God, when the Comedy Central host asked Harris who the real President of the country was, one of Harris’ aides tried to intervene.
After discussing the likelihood of the Build Back Better Plan passing and voting rights legislation being stalled, Charlamagne asked, “I want to know who the real president of this country is — is it Joe Biden, or Joe Manchin?”
At that time, you can see Harris’ former aide Symone Sanders appear and say the VP can’t hear the question before saying they have to wrap.
Charlamagne calmly refutes these claims, stating Harris can hear him chuckling and then saying, “They’re acting like they can’t hear me.”
Harris eventually acknowledged she could hear the question, criticizing the host for asking the question and “talking like a Republican.”