While most Democrats are still not willing to break ranks and criticize Vice President Kamala Harris even though there are plenty of negative things they could say, a few have decided to breach the glossy exterior and tell the truth about what they are seeing.
One such Democrat is former state Senator Gloria Romero, who said that Harris is “using” President Joe Biden as a “meal ticket” to the presidency in 2024.
“Let’s face it, Joe Biden is Kamala Harris’ meal ticket to potentially the presidency,” Romero, the former California Senate majority leader from 2005 to 2008, said.
“She needs to go ahead and to keep putting out there for the public and especially potential other opponents that Joe Biden is running, because the longer that people can believe that myth, the greater the opportunity is that no other contender like [Gavin] Newsom or [Pete] Buttigieg or even Hillary Clinton might step into the fray,” Romero added.
Harris is bully
Insiders of the vice president’s office have reported that it is full of chaos and that Harris is a bully who berates staffers when she doesn’t bother to read briefings they give her.
Only roughly half the lobbyists have bothered to approach Harris’s office that did so with Mike Pence’s, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
Rumors are flying around Washington, D.C. that Biden may be looking to replace Harris with another vice presidential candidate for his re-election bid.
But that’s only if he can hang on long enough to complete his first term. Some days that just doesn’t seem likely.
What will happen?
He has also talked about taking her out of the vice presidential role and putting her on the Supreme Court, which would shake up the situation even more.
“That chatter has already reached top levels of the Biden orbit, according to one person who’s heard it,” CNN reported.
New York Magazine has described the administration as having two factions that are “talking past each other”.
One faction thinks the current low approval ratings are normal for a midterm and Biden will bounce back by 2024, while the other thinks Biden’s age and Harris’s unpopularity may be insurmountable obstacles that cannot be overcome.