Here is a very simple question regarding the national humiliation of a Taliban blitzkrieg that took back Afghanistan after nearly 20 years of U.S. involvement there. Why didn’t we hear from the vice president of the United States ever since the situation in Afghanistan started going so badly?
Kamala Harris has been completely silent and no one in the media seems to be asking why and she has not made any interviews regarding this issue.
Here’s an excerpt from the Just News report:
Where is Kamala Harris? As Biden falters, VP is relegated to the sidelines.
It’s no secret that the past few weeks have not been President Joe Biden’s best. But what about the costar of the “Biden-Harris administration?”
The vice president has been conspicuously absent lately from coverage and appearances pertaining to the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan — after having proudly claimed just four months ago to have been the “last person in the room” with Biden as he decided to fully withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan.
Kamala Harris’ absence is especially puzzling given the recent drop-off of confidence in the president. The generally even-keeled Mike Pence was often trotted out to take questions as head of the coronavirus task force, especially after days of the more combative commander-in-chief duking it out with the press corps. The same, however, cannot be said of this vice president.
The speculation that the VP has been benched due to her performance in recent months is beginning to bubble up. “They had a minority, they had a woman, and know that they don’t need her, they have her shelved,” said Fox News’ Will Cain.
Harris’ approval numbers appear to be plummeting even faster than Biden’s, which are now underwater. Harris, however, according to the Real Clear Politics average, is now looking at a favorability rating of just 41.8%, with an unfavorability rating of 48.8%.
Perhaps when Harris eventually takes a question from the press again – it’s been a while since we’ve seen that happen – then someone could ask about her thinking around this decision. And in a related story, she has yet to hold even one formal press conference since taking office more than 200 days ago.
Here are some of the Tweets from people who also noticed this no action from Harris.
Where is @VP Harris? She said she’s the last person in the room when he makes major decisions, including Afghanistan.
— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) August 31, 2021
Where is the border czar Kamala Harris? https://t.co/HTyiSOs1HM
— Mercedes Schlapp (@mercedesschlapp) September 2, 2021
Where is Kamala Harris??? Is she in the Witness Protection Program??? pic.twitter.com/ZaTxOlh9gd
— Don Gallerani (@LakeRonkGuy) September 3, 2021