In a very awkward exchange, CNN’s Anderson Cooper asked Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) if she thought Vice President Kamala Harris was a good running mate for President Biden in 2024.
She deflected several times on the question while speaking with Cooper on CNN Wednesday, claiming that the vice president doesn’t do much and that Biden thinks she’s a good fit and that is all that matters.
“Is Vice President Kamala Harris the best running mate for this president?” Cooper asked Pelosi.
“He thinks so, and that’s what matters,” she tellingly answered.
Full Pelosi video here. Anderson Cooper asks three times if Harris is the best running mate for Biden and she dodges. pic.twitter.com/vc331wmbfh
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) September 14, 2023
“Do you think so?” Cooper pressed.
Pelosi pivoted and did not respond to the question, instead waxing poetic over Harris’ so-called accomplishments while making it obvious that she’s not that keen on Harris as Biden’s running mate.
“And by the way, she’s very politically astute. I don’t think people give her enough credit. She’s, of course, values-based, consistent with the president’s values and the rest,” she asserted.
“And people don’t understand. She’s politically astute. Why would she be vice president if she were not? But when she was running for attorney general in California, she had 6% in the polls – 6% in the polls. And she politically, astutely made her case about why she would be good, did her politics, and became attorney general. So, people shouldn’t underestimate what Kamala Harris brings to the table,” Pelosi said, chastising Americans.
Simple yes or no answer would have done it but in honor of Kamala she launched into a heaving, hefty serving of word salad.
— Charlie_Don’t_Surf (@dirtyhockeyjerz) September 14, 2023
Cooper was not giving up on the issue. He continued to bulldog Pelosi on the topic.
“But do you think she is the best running mate though?” he asked once again.
“She’s the vice president of the United States. People say to me, ‘Well, why isn’t she doing this or that?’ I say, ‘Because she’s the vice president.’ That’s the job description. You don’t do that much. You know, you, you’re a source of strength, inspiration, intellectual resource, and the rest, and you– and I think she’s represented our country very well at home and abroad,” Pelosi damningly concluded.
That was the most DC slight I’ve ever seen. https://t.co/4EQNONTgTb
— paige s. (@PaigeSully88) September 14, 2023
Pelosi’s responses were couched politically and were worded very, very carefully. Not only was it a bad look for Harris, but Biden and Democrats in general.
Users on X are not as dense as Pelosi evidently believes and raked her over the coals for not giving a simple answer. They pretty much think Harris is toast:
If the answer was yes she would have just said so
— Steven (@Th3Sheriff) September 14, 2023
Buh Bye Kamala
— Hey Boo Boo (@HeyBooBoo16) September 14, 2023
“strength, inspiration, intellectual resource”…
— Lili (@meisiekund) September 14, 2023
So she inspires people and strengthens them by not doing that much?
— B (@BCamTX) September 14, 2023
“… intellectual resource.” LMMFWAO! Right!!
— Philly the Kid (@GAVolb) September 14, 2023
Ouch. Under. The. Bus.
— Stranger than Fiction (@Stranger_T_Fic) September 14, 2023
not since the voice told poor Dorothy, “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.” Has there been a less ringing endorsement of anyone.
— Danner Foundation (@DannerFoundati1) September 14, 2023
“She’s “politically astute”.. why would she be VP if she were not?”.
— Yates Unser (@ValUnser) September 14, 2023
Translation: “Kamala sleeps with the fishes.”
— Puddle Pirate (@SafeSpacePirate) September 14, 2023
What an absolute hack. Nothing honest ever falls out of her mouth.
— Dean Morris (@DeanMorris35370) September 14, 2023
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