Kamala Harris is quite possibly the most unpopular vice president in recent memory. Dick Cheney had higher approval numbers than she does.
Now she is making excuses for this. In a recent story at the New York Times, Harris blamed negative reports about her on the fact that she is female and black.
Some critics have countered by suggesting that she would even have the job of VP if she wasn’t female and black.
VP Harris Blames Her Media Coverage on Race, Gender Bias
As Vice President Kamala Harris struggles amid reports of gripes of undersized influence in the White House, and declining if not cratering approval ratings, she is reportedly blaming media coverage and race and gender bias against her.
Harris is privately complaining she is being treated worse than past vice presidents, sources told The New York Times, because she is Black and a female, the first of both demographics to serve in that role.
“There is a double standard; it’s sadly alive and well,” Hillary Clinton, who visited Harris in the West Wing in November, told the Times. “A lot of what is being used to judge her, just like it was to judge me, or the women who ran in 2020, or everybody else, is really colored by that.”
Harris reportedly also laments that her key assignments from President Joe Biden, border security and election reform, are difficult issues that might be setting her up for failure.
Do Democrats have any idea how this sounds to other people?
Kamala Harris, who was picked to be Vice President because she’s a black woman, is now complaining that she’s being treated unfairly by the media because she’s not a white man. This was eminently predictable. It’s also why Democrats have to nominate her for president in 2024.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) December 23, 2021
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) December 24, 2021
Nothing to do with race . She's just incompetent & unlikable. Dropped out of the Presudential race 2% favourability. . Should tell you everything
NY Times: Kamala Harris gripes her media coverage would be better if she was White manhttps://t.co/xm03fUL4Of
— DoringHaak (@DoringHaak) December 23, 2021
Does Kamala Harris really think the media was nicer to Mike Pence?