Vice President Kamala Harris is ending her first year as vice president on a low note, with just 28 % of Americans saying they approve of her.
In a new interview with CBS, the embattled vice president said she worries about losing touch with Americans and said that her “biggest failure” is not venturing outside Washington, D.C. more, the New York Post reports.
Her biggest failure
When asked by CBS about her biggest setback so far, Harris responded with her signature inauthentic laugh and said, “To not get out of D.C. more.”
“And I actually mean that sincerely,” she emphasized, according to the Post.
Many would agree that Harris has spent too much time in Washington and not enough time at the southern U.S. border, where illegal immigrants have crossed at record rates under President Joe Biden. She visited the region only once, in June, after sustaining months of criticism from Republicans, the Daily Mail noted.
Harris showed a rare hint of self-awareness when she admitted to spending too much time in a “bubble,” and said she is concerned about losing touch with the American people.
“My biggest concern is I don’t ever want to be in a bubble when it comes to being aware of and in touch with what people need at any given moment in time,” she remarked.
Pulling the race card
However, Harris gave an answer very typical of the liberal “bubble” when she appeared to blame the disappointing trajectory of her time in the Biden administration on racism and sexism in the electorate.
“Maybe it’s because I am that,” she said of her identity as the first woman of color to serve as VP.
But critics such as Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Texas Democrat whose district lies near the Mexican border, say Harris has made no discernible effort to do her job.
“I say this very respectfully to her: I moved on,” Cuellar told The New York Times. “She was tasked with that job, it doesn’t look like she’s very interested in this, so we are going to move on to other folks that work on this issue.”
There’s nothing mysterious about Harris’s unpopularity. The media made her out to be something she is not: a beloved, historic figure. A year into the Biden-Harris era, Americans can see that she’s a cynical, political hack who is clearly not cut out to be president.