First Lady Jill Biden was against Vice President Kamala Harris being selected as President Joe Biden’s running mate, according to a new book.
The claims are found in a new book by New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns titled “This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future,” coming out in May.
Looks like Jill didn’t want to take the deal Jim Clyburn put in the table. Jill Biden was against picking Kamala Harris as Joe Biden running mate, new book reveals https://t.co/orbhh7PKD9
— on1vasa (@on1vasa) April 24, 2022
To Biden’s advantage
“There are millions of people in the United States. Why do we have to choose the one who attacked Joe,” Jill Biden said according to the book, as reported to Fox News.
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— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) April 24, 2022
Current White House chief of staff Ron Klain argued for Harris to be included.
“Yes, Harris had attacked Biden more harshly than any other major candidate in the Democratic primaries. Yes, the Biden family had seen it as a smear and a betrayal. In Klain’s assessment, that would work to Biden’s advantage,” the book states.
“Choosing Harris will show people that you are magnanimous and forgiving, Klain told Biden. It will show the country just what a unifying leader you can be,” the book added.
First Lady Jill Biden was against choosing Kamala Harris as her husband Joe Biden’s running mate after she attacked him during a primary debate, according to a new book. https://t.co/7PGEY69Gkl pic.twitter.com/pwcZU1kfqW
— Newsmax (@newsmax) April 24, 2022
Not the first time
The accusations are not the first time the first lady’s concerns about Harris have been noted.
According to a book published last year called “Battle for the Soul: Inside the Democrats’ Campaigns to Defeat Trump” by Edward-Isaac Dovere, Jill Biden told supporters on a conference call that Harris should “go f**k” herself for attacking her husband during the Democratic primaries, according to the New York Post.
Jill Biden did not deny the remark, but said at the time,“That was two years ago. We’ve moved on from that.”
The new book may be from a liberal perspective, but claims to offer new insight into the relationships at work in the White House.
At the very least, it’s clear that the first lady and vice president were never close from the start, something that seems to remain the case today.