Kamala Harris Considers MORE TV Interviews
Kamala Harris considers MORE TV interviews with her new team of aides, hoping it will help revive Democrats’ “faith” in her after a string of low polls and gaffes
- Harris appeared on the ‘Today’ Show Thursday
- She stood with Biden for important January 6 speeches and voting rights
- She is plagued by low approval ratings
- New communications director Jamal Simmons has joined the team after leaving
- Plans to campaign for Democrats in the medium term
- Party faces multiple retirements and faces historic headwinds
- One of her responses in NBC interview was mocked as ‘word salad’
- She spoke to PBS and said there was ‘malaise’
Vice President Kamala is bolstering her media presence through prearranged TV interviews, with plans to win chips from elected Democrats through campaign appearances ahead of the 2022 election following staff turnover.
Like President Joe Biden, Harris has a negative approval rating — she was 40 percent approve and 53 percent disapprove in the latest LA Times poll.
After a series of employee departures and the arrival of Jamal Symons as its new communications director, some relocations are already taking shape.
Harris has featured prominently alongside President Biden in two recent major speeches. They flew with him to Atlanta for his speech on voting rights – using separate planes, as is customary for security reasons.
Vice President Kamala Harris Steps Up Her TV Appearances Amid Low Approval Ratings and Staff Changes
She also gave her own fiery speech on the subject, after being named his coordinator on the matter.
Harris ‘considers’ higher media presence, the Washington Post reported. The former senator, who failed to finish her lone term after Biden selected her, is also planning an active campaign schedule.
In all, 26 House Democrats have already said they plan to retire, and Democrats face an uphill battle to maintain their House majority. Assistants hope Harris’s activity “will revive Democrats’ confidence in her political prowess and popular appeal,” the paper said.
Harris spoke about voting rights and the response to the coronavirus in a sit-down on the ‘Today’ show
Harris accompanied President Biden on his trip to Atlanta. Both talked about voting rights
She also accompanied Biden to the Capitol on January 6.
Harris made a few stumbling blocks in her ‘Today’ show interview. The White House had to correct a comment that new free home coronavirus test kits would be shipped next week.
And some Republican agents mocked her for her response when interviewer Craig Melvin asked if it was time to change the government’s covid strategy, as some experts are urging.
“It’s time for us to do what we’ve done and that time is every day,” she said.
“Every day it is time for us to agree that there are things and tools available to us to slow this down. And so we know at this point that we still have a number of people, that is, in the millions of Americans who have not been vaccinated and could be vaccinated, and we are urging them to get vaccinated because it will take their lives. save,” she says. said.
Vice President Kamala Harris said there is a ‘level of malaise’ in the country following COVID-19 in a PBS interview last week
“Kick off 2022 with a big bowl of word salad,” former GOP employee Matt Gorman wrote in response.
In Atlanta, Biden’s attacks on Republicans provoked furious reactions, but Harris also had a few zingers of her own.
“Senate Republicans have exploited arcane rules to block these bills,” she said, calling for the filibuster to be changed. And let’s be clear: The United States Constitution gives Congress the power to pass legislation. And nowhere — nowhere — does the Constitution give a minority the right to unilaterally block legislation.’
And she gave a radiant introduction to Biden. “It is now my honor to introduce a leader who is unwavering in his commitment to defend our democracy and ensure that the vote wins: the President of the United States of America,” she said.
Last week, Harris sat down for an interview with PBS, where she asked a question about the government’s “stuck” agenda — and ended up dropping the politically taboo phrase of nationwide “malaise.”
“There is a degree of malaise,” she says told the network.