Vice President Kamala Harris raised more than a few eyebrows on Thursday when she refused to say whether she and President Joe Biden would be on the Democratic Party ticket come 2024.
“I’m sorry, we are thinking about today,” Harris went on to say in response to NBC’s Craig Melvin after he asked her what the ticket would “look like” during the next presidential election.
“Honestly, I know why you are asking the question because this is part of the punditry and the gossip around places like Washington, D.C.,” she said.
When Harris was asked if she and Biden had been discussing the 2024 presidential race, the vice president responded by saying that she was remaining focused on current issues.
“The American people sent us here to do a job, and right now, there’s a lot of work to be done,” she responded. “And that’s my focus, sincerely.”
You know, all she really had to do when this question came up was just say yes, the two of them were planning to be on the 2024 ticket and then move on to the next question.
But that’s not what Harris did. In fact, the answer she gave is only going to pour more fuel on the fire when it comes to speculation concerning the Democratic Party 2024 ticket, especially with both Harris and Biden having near-historic basement level ratings after only a year in office.
It seems that many Democrats are now working out various situations and scenarios for the future that do not involve either Biden or Harris.
There are currently a ton of rumors spreading all over the place that the Biden administration is looking into the idea of replacing Harris as vice president and then nominating her to the Supreme Court.
According to a report from CNN, White House insiders have given the impression that there is total chaos and even discontent between the president and vice president:
“Kamala Harris is a leader but is not being put in positions to lead,” a top Democratic donor said. “[Biden] should be putting her in positions to succeed, as opposed to putting weights on her. If you did give her the ability to step up and help her lead, it would strengthen you and strengthen the party.”
According to the Conservative Brief, “The CNN report also claims there’s a rumor that Biden has considered booting Harris from the vice presidency altogether and nominating her to a Supreme Court vacancy.”
“That chatter has already reached top levels of the Biden orbit, according to one person who’s heard it,” CNN said.
The report then goes on to make the claim that the president’s allies in the administration have been avoiding dealing with the vice president because they see “entrenched dysfunction and lack of focus” from her.
“She’s perceived to be in such a weak position that top Democrats in and outside of Washington have begun to speculate privately, asking each other why the White House has allowed her to become so hobbled in the public consciousness, at least as they see it,” the report continued. “Republicans and right-wing media turned Harris into a political target from the moment she was picked for the ticket. And implicit racism and sexism have been constant.”
The report from CNN has also alleged that sources have revealed Harris’ staff has failed her.
“When Biden picked Harris as his running mate, he was essentially anointing her as the future of the Democratic Party,” the report added. “Now many of those close to her feel like he’s shirking his political duties to promote her, and essentially setting her up to fail. Her fans are panicked, watching her poll numbers sink even lower than Biden’s, worrying that even the base Democratic vote is starting to give up on her.”
To put things into perspective so you can understand just how unpopular Harris really is, she became the most unpopular vice president within six months of being in office since at least the 1970s.