Critics of President Joe Biden have long pointed to his habit of making bizarre, nonsensical, and at times incoherent remarks as being evidence that he is unfit for leadership.
However, this weekend Vice President Kamala Harris proved that she is capable of committing gaffes too. During a recent interview, she at one point suggested that America’s democracy is a problem.
According to the Daily Mail, Harris’ odd words came in response to a question on Sunday from “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan.
Harris lists “our democracy” as being among the biggest national security challenges
“What do you see is the biggest national security challenge confronting the U.S.?” Brennan asked. “What is the thing that worries you and keeps you up at night?
“Frankly, one of them is our democracy,” the vice president said in response, adding, “And that I can talk about because that’s not classified.”
“There is I think no question in the minds of people who are foreign policy experts that the year 2021 is not the year 2000,” Harris continued.
“You know, I think there’s so much about foreign and domestic policy that, for example, was guided and prioritized based on Sept 11, 2001.”
“And we are embarking on a- a new era where the threats to our nation take many forms, including the threat of autocracies taking over and having outsized influence around the world,” she said.
The Daily Mail noted that Harris later clarified her remarks, saying that she was referring to the obligation Americans have to “fight for the integrity of our democracy.”
Harris known for inappropriate laughter
That misstep is not the first embarrassing public moment Harris has encountered since assuming office this past January as the vice president has become known for bursting out with laughter at inappropriate times.
In one famous incident from March, Harris began laughing at a reporter who had just asked if she had any plans on visiting the southern border.
On another occasion, Harris started cracking up as she attempted to give a speech about the difficulty may parents faced when it came to educating their children during the pandemic.