Kamala Harris Slammed As “Liability” – Kristin Tate, an American author and Sky News contributor, hit out at Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday as a “liability” and a “dud.”
Tate, speaking to Sky News Australia host Chris Kenny, lambasted the vice president during a discussion about new reports detailing behind-the-scenes vulgarity and anger from President Joe Biden in the White House.
Tate described President Biden as “unstable, senile, and apparently, borderline abusive to staff members,” adding that his administration and campaign are working tirelessly to distract the American people away from his age and “frailty.”
Moving on to the topic of the vice president – now officially the least popular vice president in modern American history – Tate agreed with Kenny that Harris is “not a great running mate,” describing her as a “liability” and a “dud.”
“Nobody likes her, nobody’s ever liked her, she was a dud during the primaries, the last election cycle,” Tate said.
The American commentator also argued that the Democrats are aware of Biden’s problems, as well as the general unpopularity of Vice President Harris.
“The Democrats realize they have a real problem on their hands Chris with this ticket, Joe Biden is losing in the polls, many of them, to Donald Trump. I was just looking at an Echelon poll before we went on air that shows Donald Trump with an eight-point lead over Joe Biden in key swing states,” Tate said.
What the Polls Show
Tate appeared to be referencing an Echelon Insights poll of 1,020 likely voters which found earlier this month that former President Donald Trump could win 48% support in key swing states Michigan, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Wisconsin.
The poll also found, however, that Biden has a narrow edge over Trump among all likely voters, with 43% support compared to Trump’s 42%. The survey found that, when Green Party candidate Cornel West was thrown into the mix, 48% of respondents would back former President Trump and 40% would back Biden, giving Trump a theoretical eight-point lead overall.
Polls like these, however, often don’t play out exactly as pollsters expect, and other polls show Trump losing narrowly to Biden in a 2024 rematch.
As Team Biden struggles to overcome Harris’ huge unpopularity, Team Trump may find the vice president a convenient target throughout the rest of their campaign – and once Trump finds his vice-presidential candidate, it seems unlikely that Harris won’t become an immediate focus for attack ads and more.
Jack Buckby is 19FortyFive’s Breaking News Editor. He is a British author, counter-extremism researcher, and journalist based in New York. Reporting on the U.K., Europe, and the U.S., he works to analyze and understand left-wing and right-wing radicalization, and reports on Western governments’ approaches to the pressing issues of today. His books and research papers explore these themes and propose pragmatic solutions to our increasingly polarized society.