CALLS DECLINED: Harris Won’t Speak To Warren After ‘Insulting’ 2024 Jab


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Vice President Kamala Harris reportedly refuses to return Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s phone calls after the Massachusetts Democrat didn’t endorse Harris as President Joe Biden’s vice president for 2024.

“Warren has called Harris twice to apologize for her comments, according to CNN, but the vice president has not returned her calls. The Massachusetts senator seemed to stop short of endorsing Harris as Biden’s running mate in 2024 during a Boston Public Radio interview in January. The radio host asked Warren if Harris should be Biden’s running mate if he runs for re-election in 2024,” Fox News reported.

“I really want to defer to what makes Biden comfortable on his team,” she responded. “I’ve known Kamala for a long time. I like Kamala. I knew her back when she was an attorney general and I was still teaching and we worked on the housing crisis together, so we go way back. But they need — they have to be a team, and my sense is they are — I don’t mean that by suggesting I think there are any problems. I think they are.”

After her interview on GBH News, Warren clarified her comments and said she fully supports a Biden-Harris 2024 ticket.


“I fully support the President’s and Vice President’s re-election together, and never intended to imply otherwise,” Warren told GBH News. “They’re a terrific team with a strong record of delivering for working families.”


Several Democrats are admitting that they have lost hope in Vice President Kamala Harris, with some admitting to the media that Harris is a liability for the 2024 presidential election.

The New York Times headlined in an article that Harris is struggling to “define her vice presidency and that even her allies are tired of waiting.” The outlet added that more and more Democrats are beginning to agree that Harris is a disappointment at best.

“But the painful reality for Ms. Harris is that in private conversations over the last few months, dozens of Democrats in the White House, on Capitol Hill, and around the nation — including some who helped put her on the party’s 2020 ticket — said she had not risen to the challenge of proving herself as a future leader of the party, much less the country.”

Even some Democrats who were supposed to be supporters of Harris “confided privately that they had lost hope in her.”

Democratic fundraiser John Morgan was so fed up that he went on the record against Harris, arguing her weakness as vice president will be “one of the most hard-hitting arguments against Biden.”

“It doesn’t take a genius to say, ‘Look, with his age, we have to really think about this,’” he argued. “I can’t think of one thing she’s done except stay out of the way and stand beside him at certain ceremonies.”

It is possible that Harris could be on her way off of Biden’s 2024 ticket.

Political pundit and conservative commentator Mike Miller opined in a piece for Red State that he believes the unpopular vice president could be replaced, but President Biden would be met with accusations of being a misogynist and a racist even if she was replaced by another black woman.

Miller argued that her lack of any discernable skills, abhorrent speech-making, and general unpopularity could be a hindrance to the president, particularly due to his age, which would be 82 in 2024.

“Kamala Harris has been the best insurance policy against being dumped by the Democrat Party that feckless Joe Biden could have. And as his decision to seek re-election looms, Corn Pop’s pal — with a ‘little’ help from his Democrat ‘friends’ — must also decide whether Kamala Harris will be with him on the 2024 ticket if he does decide to run,” Miller said.

But Miller is not the only person to doubt Harris’ ability to attract voters, with some of those naysayers coming from within her own party.

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A report by The Washington Post said some top Democrats are concerned about the vice president’s political prospects.

“Such concerns about Harris’s political strength were repeated often by more than a dozen Democratic leaders in key states interviewed for this story,” it said. “Harris’s tenure has been underwhelming, they said, marked by struggles as a communicator and at times near-invisibility, leaving many rank-and-file Democrats unpersuaded that she has the force, charisma, and skill to mount a winning presidential campaign.”

“People are poised to pounce on anything — any misstep, any gaffe, anything she says — and so she’s probably not getting the benefit of the doubt,” Jacquelyn Bettadapur, the leader of the Cobb County Democrats in Georgia said. She said that people “don’t know enough about what she’s doing” and “it doesn’t help that she’s not [that] adept as a communicator.”


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