Nancy Pelosi hesitantly supports Harris as Biden’s running mate | Kamala Harris | ET REALITY


Nancy Pelosi seemed to offer a less than ringing endorsement when asked if Kamala Harris was the best running mate for Joe Biden next year, saying, “He thinks so, and that’s what matters.”

But the former speaker of the United States House of Representatives also praised the vice president, narration CNN: “And by the way, she’s very politically astute. I don’t think people give him enough credit. “She is… consistent with the values ​​of the president and the rest.”

As Biden knows, after eight years under Barack Obama, the vice presidency has never been easy to fill. Harris may or may not agree with John Nance Garner’s famous observation that the work he did for Franklin D Roosevelt was not worth it.a jug of hot urine”, but has experienced family trials.

Speculation about his performance and possible replacement has been constant. In a deeply researched new book about the Biden White House, author Franklin Foer describe Harris’ struggles to define her role.

Harris also does not enjoy favorable polls. His approval rating – like Biden’s – has long been stuck at around 40%.

Biden is the oldest president ever elected and will turn 82 shortly after the 2024 elections. In that sense, former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley has stood out among Republicans targeting Harris in the election campaign. The prospect of a Harris presidency should “send a chill down the spine of every American,” Haley said recently. he told Fox News.

Pelosi, however, spoke glowingly of her fellow Californian’s political skills.

“People should not underestimate what Kamala Harris brings to the table,” he said. said CNN. “People don’t understand. She is politically astute. Why would she be vice president if she wasn’t? But when she ran for attorney general in California (in 2010), she got 6% in the polls…and she politically astutely made the case for why she would be good, she did politics and became a prosecutor. general “.

Harris became a U.S. senator in 2016, then mounted a presidential campaign in 2020, appearing strongly at Biden’s expense on the debate stage, but dropping out before the first vote. Biden mended bridges and named Harris her running mate.

“She is the vice president of the United States,” Pelosi said. “People say to me, ‘Well, why doesn’t she do this or that?’ I say, ‘Because she’s the vice president.’ That’s the job description. You don’t do that much. You know, you are a source of strength, inspiration and intellectual resource. I think she has represented our country very well inside and outside the country.”

Biden and Harris seem ready to face a rematch with Donald Trump, if not with Trump’s vice president, Mike Pence, who is seeking the Republican nomination (and who on Wednesday saying Biden advised him to “stay close to the president and build that relationship” after he and Trump won in 2016.)

Pence’s tenure as Trump’s vice president ended with the Jan. 6 riot, when Trump supporters searched for Pence at the Capitol, chanting that he should be hanged.

On Wednesday, Pence saying That showed that his time as vice president “did not end the way he wanted.”

Pelosi said CNN’s Trump’s attempt to overturn the last election meant that “nothing less than our democracy is at stake… that’s what you hear around the country. You hear that globally. And we have to remove all doubt that our democracy is strong.”

Last Sunday, Harris was asked if she was ready to take over as president.

“Yes, I am, if necessary,” he told CBS. “But Joe Biden is going to be fine. And let me tell you something: I work with Joe Biden every day.”

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