Vice President Kamala Harris has seen her approval rating crater in recent months, leading to plenty of speculation about her future within the Biden administration.
Despite his own falling poll numbers, some in the mainstream media are reporting that President Joe Biden might be planning to move Harris out of the executive branch.
Rumor being discussed at “top levels”
According to one rumor, Biden has discussed appointing his vice president to the U.S. Supreme Court as a way to wash his hands of her.
One insider asserted that such a theory has been brought up at the “top levels” of the White House.
While such a gambit might be far-fetched, there is little doubt that Harris and her allies are paying close attention to her low poll numbers as they consider her future in politics.
As it stands, she is the most unpopular vice president in modern history with one poll putting her approval rating at a dismal 28%.
It has been a dramatic fall over the past year from the media fanfare she received as Biden’s running mate.
Harris faces uncertain future
Now, many voters are put off by her performance in office and the Biden administration is clearly finding her to be a liability.
Meanwhile, Biden is facing continued concerns about possible cognitive decline given his advanced age and Harris would ordinarily be the next in line to take over if the president must step down. Many pundits on both sides of the aisle are convinced that she does not have what it takes to beat a leading GOP contender in an election.
For her part, the vice president appears to be complaining about the difficulty of the assignments she has received since Biden’s inauguration — most notably, the ongoing immigration crisis along the nation’s southern border.
The situation has led some on the left to wonder if the president is setting her up to fail.
As one top Democratic Party donor opined: “Kamala Harris is a leader but is not being put in positions to lead. That doesn’t make sense to me. We need to be thinking long term, and we need to be doing what’s best for the party.”