Kamala clearly can’t think deeper than matter that are just surface level.
Vice President Kamala Harris appeared completely perplexed during an interview when questioned about the significance of the “narrative” surrounding President Biden’s choice of her as his running mate, particularly emphasizing her identity as a Black woman.
According to Fox, The New York Times’ Astead Herndon conducted the interview for the outlet’s “Run Up” podcast in August, where he asked about Biden’s commitment to selecting a woman as his running mate in 2020.
Despite Biden’s initial pledge, pressure from prominent Democrats urged him to choose a Black woman. During the decision-making process, Biden acknowledged that Black women were among the finalists. Herndon asked Harris about the lingering narrative and whether it should matter that Biden felt the need to select a Black woman.
Harris responded with confusion, stating she didn’t understand the question. Herndon rephrased the question, asking if the narrative about choosing a Black woman still affected the selection process. Harris, laughing, acknowledged the narrative but expressed uncertainty about its persistence. Awkward.
“He chose a Black woman, and that woman is me. I don’t know that anything lingers about what he should choose. He has chosen; he asked me to join him on the ticket,” Harris explained, prompting Herndon to move on. In October, Herndon reported that allies of the vice president were frustrated by Democratic criticism of Harris, with some calling it disrespectful.
Sen. Laphonza Butler, D-Calif., who filled the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s seat, found the criticism disrespectful, emphasizing Harris’s historic role and contributions. In 2020, the late Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., asserted that race played a crucial role in Biden’s decision, stating that Black women, as the most loyal voters, deserved representation in the form of a Black vice-presidential candidate.