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Kamala Harris Is A Liability For The Democrats



Kamala Harris may have won the 2020 Democratic primary and eventually the vice-presidency, but that doesn’t mean that she is well-loved in America. In fact, she did very badly in the primaries in 2019 and got a measly 7 percent support from her fellow Californians. 

As the United States VP, her popularity hasn’t improved according to a poll done by YouGov. Kamala Harris’ net approval rating is at a dismal position, with half of Americans saying that they hold “very unfavorable” opinions on the vice president.

It isn’t surprising that Harris is one of the least liked figures in politics today. Very early in her vice presidency she has already committed some blunders and many fear that this is only the start.

Last month, Kamala Harris was criticized for not visiting the southern border to check on the immigration crisis that’s happening over there. Joe Biden made an announcement 30 days earlier that he will be appointing his vice president to lead a diplomatic mission that will address the border situation. Harris didn’t accept the role with urgency and her inaction drew the ire of the public and other leaders in government. 

High ranking Republican members put the pressure on Harris for being irresponsible, calling her out on social media and media interviews. The likes of Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio poked fun on the lazy VP. “Vice President Kamala Harris visited North Carolina yesterday. She’s set to visit New Hampshire on Friday. When’s the ‘border czar’ going to visit the southern border?,” the House Judiciary member stated on his official account back in April.

Republican Whip Steve Scalise was more creative in his approach when he brought a milk carton with Kamala Harris’ missing picture on it. Everyone must’ve had a good laugh at the Capitol when they saw it. 

During a news conference on immigration however, Scalise was more stern in his comments about the vice president. “If she’s the vice president of the United States and the president put her in charge of this, Vice President Harris needs to go down to the border and see this for herself. Because maybe she would then encourage President Biden to reverse his policies that have failed,” Scalise stated.

Many people believe that the Democrats are only using Kamala Harris’ status as a female minority to win points for the party. With an ageing Joe Biden already facing tons of pressure in his first year as president, the Democratic Party just wanted to make sure that they have a face to sell in a post-Obama/post-Biden world. Kamala is that face, nevermind the unsatisfactory body of work.

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