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Psaki Defends Harris, But There Really is No Defense for the Useless

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A lot of people have been going after the VP. Kamala Harris hasn’t done anything during the Biden administration as of yet. Whatever she’s been ordered to do, she’s ignored. After all, she was supposed to take care of the border crisis.

However, Jen Psaki doesn’t want anyone picking on the VP, regardless of how low her approval rating has fallen. So, the White House Press Secretary has a few choice words for everyone.

The tweet that came from Psaki was a direct result of CNN’s report that claimed some of Harris’ aides feel as though Biden has been sidelined.

“For anyone who needs to hear it. @VP is not only a vital partner to @POTUS but a bold leader who has taken on key, important challenges facing the country—from voting rights to addressing root causes of migration to expanding broadband.”

Though, maybe Harris’ aides are onto something. Perhaps Biden has sidelined her because she isn’t liked by many. She laughs at inappropriate things. She hasn’t done anything to help migration, and when women are getting murdered in Afghanistan, the VP is tweeting about how to get more people in America broadband.

Harris’ approval rating is in the toilet. According to the USA TODAY and Suffolk University poll that was recently released, she’s sitting at a 28 percent. Ouch. What’s funny is that it’s even lower than Dick Cheney, who was once considered the least popular VP in modern history.

Now, some of the VP’s ratings are tied to the president’s ratings. However, Biden has a higher rating than she does. It means that people simply don’t like her…and she’s one of the quieter VPs in recent years. How many times have there been big events and the media is looking everywhere for her only to be told that she isn’t attending? Too many to count.

Particularly because of Biden’s age, Harris should be doing more. And as the strong, independent woman that she has claimed to be, if she wanted to be doing more, she would be.

Symone Sanders, a Harris spokesperson, decided to address some of the “gossip” that Harris has been sidelined. On Twitter, she wrote, “It is unfortunate that after a productive trip to France in which we reaffirmed our relationship with America’s oldest ally and demonstrated U.S. leadership on the world stage, and following passage of a historic, bipartisan infrastructure bill that will create jobs and strengthen our communities, some in the media are focused on gossip – not on the results that the President and the Vice President have delivered.”

The problem is that Sanders isn’t being honest, and we all know that.

First, the “productive” trip to France was so that Harris could clean up relations that Biden botched. Second, she was also in France to help Europe with their immigration problem when she hasn’t even bothered to address the one we have going on at our southern border.

Then, there’s the passing of the bipartisan infrastructure bill that really isn’t all that bipartisan – and it’s going to cost us a fortune in added taxes. As for creating jobs, we’ll be lucky if we break even by the time the Dems are done cutting all of the pipeline jobs.

It’s not uncommon for the VP to run for president directly after the president finishes one or two terms. That means that Kamala’s chance to show the country what she can offer is right now. She would be running in 2024 if Biden steps down…or in 2028 after a second term (God help us all if Biden sits in the Oval Office for eight years).

However, she’s not the VP people wanted. And, she’s most certainly not the president that people wanted. It’s why they didn’t vote for her in the primaries.

If the Democrats think that they’re going to win in 2024 by keeping her on the ticket with Biden, they need to start rethinking their strategy right now.