Kamala Harris Seeking Advice From Hillary Clinton!
There are reports that Vice President Kamala Harris has been seeking advice from Hillary Clinton and has even met with the former Senator and First Lady at the White House!
Why Harris would seek advice from a two-time loser like Clinton is anybody’s guess; still, the Dems in general and Harris specifically are not really known for their smarts or political savvy.
In any event, according to the New York Times, Clinton visited Harris at the White House as recently as November. Reports claim Harris sought advice from Clinton on how to find a path to increase her influence within the Biden Administration.
Harris is reportedly unhappy that Biden relied on her on the campaign trail, but he does not need her to actually govern. Meantime some commentators say Clinton may have her own motives for such meetings. Reports also say Harris is concerned with her low approval ratings, at about 28% compared to Biden’s 38%, and she sought Clinton’s advice on improving her public image.
Harris has privately complained to allies she is being treated differently by the media than her 48 predecessors while describing them as all white and male. According to the report, former Secretary of State Clinton echoed that sentiment.
“There is a double standard; it’s sadly alive and well,” Clinton told the newspaper. “A lot of what is being used to judge her, just like it was to judge me, or the women who ran in 2020, or everybody else, is really colored by that.”
In her post-election book What Happened, Clinton identified her media coverage among a host of other causes for her defeat.
Faced with her own attacks by Republicans amid critical media coverage, Harris “has turned to powerful confidantes, including Clinton, to help plot a path forward,” the Times reported.
In addition to her visits to the Veep at the White House, the Times report said that Clinton speaks to Harris every few months on the phone.
The Times stated that Harris and President Biden have an affable relationship “by all accounts,” a contrast to a CNN report from last month that described the two as being in an “exhausted stalemate.” However, the report says the vice president’s allies are worried she’s sometimes seen as “an afterthought.”
“The vice president has diligently worked alongside the president coordinating with partners, allies, and Democratic members of the House and Senate to advance the goals of this administration,” said Sabrina Singh, the vice president’s deputy press secretary.
Harris has declined multiple requests from the Times to comment on their lengthy and detailed piece.