United States Vice President Kamala Harris has had a tough year.
From being criticized for her handling of the border crisis and questioned about her authenticity after staging a classroom setting with paid child actors, to her forced French accent while on a mission in Paris and struggles with historically low poll numbers, it has been one setback after another for the first-time Vice President.
The combination of Harris’ sinking poll numbers and rising questions about President Joe Biden’s fitness to serve, has prompted the White House to go on the offensive.
On Monday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki spoke at a press conference and later tweeted: “For anyone who needs to hear it, [the VP] is not only a vital partner to [the President], 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.”
In a Fox News PrimeTime monologue on Monday, host Jessie Watters noted that Psaki’s endorsement notwithstanding, “Many in the White House feel Kamala doesn’t have what it takes to be President, or Vice President, for that matter.”
In a brief video posted to Twitter, Watters noted that Biden gave her a “high-profile speaking slot” at a televised infrastructure bill announcement in an effort to bolster her status.
Unfortunately for Harris, the person making her introduction did not do so correctly, saying, “Please welcome, Heather Kurtenbach.”
Watters commented, “How embarrassing,” after showing a video of the incident.
Kurtenbach is an ironworkers union organizer.
Critics say the slip illustrates Harris’ lack of presidential charisma.
Watters suggested the talk at the White House is that “Joe Biden won’t last another three years. We need to find his replacement… now,” and that Harris repeatedly shows herself not to be the “heir apparent.”
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