Vice President Kamala Harris has faced mounting criticism of her actions and remarks related to immigration and other important issues. She might be hoping for a more receptive audience, however, with her latest venture.
According to reports, Harris is set to appear in a new YouTube series aimed at teaching children about space and related subjects, which she said will allow her to explore a personal fascination with “the unknown.”
“Over the moon”
For their part, YouTube executives say they are “over the moon” to be working alongside the vice president to create Get Curious with Vice President Harris.
In a clip from the forthcoming series, Harris noted that her mother was a scientist who would take her to the laboratory “on the weekends and after school because she had to work long hours.”
YouTube has faced its share of controversy related to a ban on so-called misinformation regarding COVID-19 vaccines. Nevertheless, the company vowed that the new children’s program would encourage “kids to ask questions” about a variety of topics.
One company spokesperson said it is “pretty cool” to partner with Harris for an “exciting special” aimed at informing the next generation.
While it appears that Harris can rely on the support of most mainstream media outlets and tech giants like YouTube to stroke her ego, it is increasingly obvious that much of the nation’s population does not care for her brand of politics.
“Maybe she shouldn’t be the heir apparent”
Her approval rating has taken a beating in recent months and she was recently given the dubious distinction of being the most unpopular vice president in recent memory.
In her role as a leader in the Biden administration’s immigration response, she has sought to blame “root causes” in Latin America — not the current president’s lax policies — for an ongoing crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border.
One White House correspondent recently alleged that Harris was given a “trash” portfolio because she does not have the full trust of the president.
Such concerns seem to be bolstered by reports that Biden’s inner circle is afraid that Harris is beyond salvaging and would be in a position to lose to former President Donald Trump, or just about any Republican, in a potential 2024 presidential race.
Describing the perception within the party, one political operative declared earlier this year that Democrats are increasingly concluding that “maybe she shouldn’t be the heir apparent.”