ConservativeBrief recently reported that Vice President Kamala Harris raised eyebrows anew on Thursday when she refused to say whether she and President Joe Biden would be on the Democratic Party ticket in 2024.
“I’m sorry, we are thinking about today,” Harris told NBC’s Craig Melvin after he asked what the ticket would “look like” during the next presidential election cycle.
“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 continued.
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When asked if she and Biden had been talking much about the 2024 race, Harris said she was focused on dealing with 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 said. “And that’s my focus, sincerely.”
It would have been extremely easy for the vice president to simply say that, yes, she and Biden planned to be the 2024 ticket.
But Harris pointedly did not do so, which is only likely to fuel further speculation that amid near-historic low approval ratings for an administration just a year into its first term, Democrats are war-gaming various political scenarios involving candidates not named Biden or Harris.
Rumors are flying that Biden’s administration is at least looking into the idea of replacing Harris as vice president and having her nominated to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.
White House insiders are painting a picture of total chaos and discontent between Biden and Harris, according to CNN.
“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.”
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 reported.
CNN’s report claims Biden allies in the administration have avoided dealing with Harris because they see “entrenched dysfunction and lack of focus” from her.