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Biden’s Harsh Dismissal of Kamala During Negotiations Left GOP Senators ‘Taken Aback’: New Book

Martin Walsh
April 27, 2022

There’s apparently major tension between President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in the White House that has not settled down.

New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns detail in their upcoming book, “This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future” a slew of tense moments and exchanges between Harris and Biden.

In one instance, the book alleges that Biden left Republican senators stunned during legislative negotiations last year when he strongly shut down Harris in front of everyone.

In a meeting last May, Biden and Harris met with senators to discuss passing a $1 trillion infrastructure bill through Congress when Harris reportedly “thought that there was something missing from the conversation.”

The book alleges that Harris “began to make the case for a larger package than the one Republicans seemed to have in mind,” which included adding more Democratic goodies.

“Biden dismissed her comment immediately,” the authors explain, adding, “that even the Republican senators were taken aback” by his harsh tone.

In another meeting, the NYT authors quote Maryland GOP Gov. Larry Hogan, who recounted a meeting between Biden, Harris, and a handful of governors.

Hogan recalled Harris’s role in meetings as “very strange,” saying she sat quietly and it was noticeable.

“Harris did not say a word,” Hogan said, adding that he didn’t know if Harris was “just being deferential to the president — didn’t want to step on him” or there was something else going on.

“Some of Harris’s advisers believed the president’s almost entirely white inner circle did not show the vice president the respect she deserved,” Martin and Burns wrote in excerpts.

“Harris worried that Biden’s staff looked down on her; she fixated on real and perceived snubs in ways the West Wing found tedious,” the authors add of Harris who has yet to improve her dismal approval ratings.

In another section, the authors detail how First Lady Jill Biden apparently did not want Harris to be her husband’s pick for vice president and he had reservations of his own.

“There are millions of people in the United States. Why do we have to choose the one who attacked Joe,” Jill Biden said in a conversation after she discovered that Harris was in the lead for the job.

In another example of the Biden-Harris feud in the West Wing, the book claims Biden threatened to dismiss any staffers for Harris if they were discovered spreading negative stories about her leadership and personality.

Biden reportedly made the threat amid a flurry of news stories documenting rising frustration and dissatisfaction with the VP among the ranks of her staff, many of whom have already quit in the year she’s been in office.

Biden was angry following negative reports last June claiming dissatisfaction among Harris’ staff.

In response, Biden brought in senior staff to the Oval Office and told them that if “he found that any of them was stirring up negative stories about the vice president…they would quickly be former staff,” according to an excerpt of the book reported by Politico.

Many of the reports contained specific complaints from unnamed staffers.

In early December, the Washington Post published a lengthy report and quoted several current and former staffers who were frustrated with her.

“It’s clear that you’re not working with somebody who is willing to do the prep and the work,” a former staffer said. “With Kamala, you have to put up with a constant amount of soul-destroying criticism and also her own lack of confidence. So you constantly sort of propping up a bully and it’s not really clear why.”

Here are some other headlines from the book:

Book: Biden Threatened to Fire Harris Staffers If Caught Spreading Negative Stories About VP

Biden Believed Kamala Harris’ Team Was Sabotaging Rivals For Veep Slot

Biden May Be Secretly Planning To Replace Kamala Harris As VP: Insider Rumor

‘A Sign Of Disrespect’: Book Claims Harris Wanted Biden’s Staff To Stand Whenever She Walked In

Zelensky’s Ex-Press Sec Blasts Harris: ‘Would Be A Tragedy If This Woman Won The Presidency’

Martin Walsh
March 11, 2022

The former press secretary to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is not a fan of Vice President Kamala Harris.

In a tweet that has since been deleted, Iuliia Mendel wrote on Twitter that it would be a “tragedy” if Harris ever became president.

“It would be a tragedy if this woman won the presidency,” Mendel wrote on Twitter following Harris’ Thursday press conference alongside Polish President Andrzej Duda addressing the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Below is a screenshot of Mendel’s now-deleted tweet:

Mendel’s tweet was directed at a video posted by another user showing Harris awkwardly laughing following a question from a reporter about Ukrainian refugees.

Harris oddly laughed when she asked if the United States planned on making space for Ukrainian refugees as she met with foreign leaders in Poland to discuss the ongoing Russian invasion.

Both Harris and Poland’s President Andrzej Duda were asked about whether the U.S. would be accepting a greater number of Ukrainian refugees, with the VP giggling awkwardly before Duda actually took the time to answer what was a serious question, given that many of the 2 million Ukrainians who have fled the fighting are currently in his country.

“A friend in need is a friend indeed,” Harris said with a smile before a more somber Duda said he had asked the U.S. vice president to help speed up the process for Ukrainian refugees with family in the U.S. to be able to head to America.

“We are looking for international support because indeed the vast majority of Ukrainian refugees are coming to our country,” Duda said, though Harris did not commit the U.S. to take in a certain number of Ukrainians trying to escape the war.

That said, Harris did note that Ukrainians who are currently in the United States and may have visas that are set to expire soon could remain in America for the time being.

“We will not send them back tow hat is a war zone,” she said.

She also committed the Biden administration to assist Poland.

“As we have said many times through our work collectively in the UN through NATO, we will support Poland in terms of the burden it is facing and our collective responsibility to ensure the safety and well-being of these refugees,” Harris said.

Many on social media slammed Harris over her response:

The White House explained the purpose of Harris’ trip in a statement.

“During her trip to Warsaw, Poland, today, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris announced nearly $53 million in new humanitarian assistance from the United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), to support innocent civilians affected by Russia’s unjustified invasion of Ukraine,” the statement said.

“This additional assistance includes support to the UN World Food Program (WFP) to provide lifesaving emergency food assistance to meet immediate needs of hundreds of thousands affected by the invasion, including people who are displaced from their homes and who are crossing the border out of Ukraine. In addition, it will support WFP’s logistics operations to move assistance into Ukraine, including to people in Kyiv,” the White House added.

“The United States is the largest provider of humanitarian assistance to Ukraine and has provided $159 million in overall humanitarian assistance to Ukraine since October 2020, including nearly $107 million in the past two weeks in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This includes food, safe drinking water, shelter, emergency health care, and winterization services to communities affected by ongoing fighting,” the statement continued.

“To date, two million people have been forced to flee Ukraine due to the conflict, and an estimated one million are displaced inside Ukraine. At least 12 million people are in need of humanitarian aid across Ukraine. The United States continues to stand with the people of Ukraine and will continue to work to meet immediate needs and save lives,” the White House noted further.

Kamala Harris Looks Totally Out of Place at Munich Meetings – Ukrainian President Zelensky Calls Out Joe Biden, “Someone Is Lying!” (VDEO)

Joe Hoft
February 20th, 2022

Kamala Harris was totally out of place today on the world stage.  Everyone knows it.  The Conservative Treehouse reported:

The fiasco of U.S manipulation in Ukraine continues as the Biden administration dispatch Kamala Harris to play the role of a grown-up at the Munich conference.  She failed…

…The baseline remains the same, and at the end of the meeting between Harris and Zelenskyy, the Ukrainian president delivered remarks to call the bluff of Joe Biden (video also below).  The words “someone is lying” lead off his speech.

President Zelenskyy emphasized the geopolitical farce when he said to the world if the United States, and as an extension NATO, is so certain that Russia is about to invade and destroy Ukraine sovereignty, then why are they waiting to trigger deterrent sanctions?

Underneath the true answer to that question is the crux of the issue.  All of these events within Ukraine are being manipulated by the U.S. State Department and the U.S. intelligence apparatus, just as the events of 2014 in Ukraine were done before.

The article goes on to point out Harris’s performance today:

President Zelenskyy has to pretend the words from Harris are accurate, while simultaneously knowing she is a totally clueless pawn, a tool of the people behind Biden who sent her specifically in an effort to improve the way she is viewed by U.S. voters.   The team behind Biden are trying to rebrand Kamala Harris as a serious person, but her stupidity is so evident we cannot hear a word she is saying.

Here is Zelensky’s speech, with his comment on “someone is lying” at the very beginning.

Zelensky: ” Europe is longing for peace.  The world is saying it doesn’t want any war.  While Russia is saying she doesn’t want to intervene.  Someone here is lying.”

Hillary Met With Kamala Harris, Is ‘Putting Together Exploratory Committee’ for 2024 Run

Jon Dougherty
January 21, 2022

OPINION: This article contains commentary which reflects the author’s opinion

Human Events senior editor Jack Posobiec explained during an interview on Thursday why he believes Hillary Clinton is already well on her way to staging a political comeback and a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination for 2024.

Specifically, Posobiec, formerly with One America News, said Clinton is already putting together a campaign apparatus.

“Hillary Clinton – mark my words – is putting together a potential exploratory campaign to either primary Joe Biden – I’ve been reporting on this at Human Events for over a month, now – to either primary him or run if he does not run,” he told the Breitbart News Daily podcast with special guest host Jerome Hudson.

“We know that she’s met with Kamala Harris in the White House, so those two are cooking something up, and now all of a sudden, we see this Wall Street Journal article, Doug Schoen’s out there,” Posobiec, a former U.S. Navy intelligence officer, continued.

“Now they’re on CNN talking about, ‘Is Hillary our Beto for 2024?’ This is coming. She is looking for a comeback.”, Doug Schoen’s out there. Now they’re on CNN talking about, ‘Is Hillary our Beto for 2024?’ This is coming. She is looking for a comeback,” he continued.

The left-leaning mainstream media’s effort to promote Clinton is a sign of how weak Democrats’ presidential depth really is in terms of viable candidates, Posobiec suggested.

That’s how bad the Democrats’ bench is. It’s so bad. … They have nowhere else to turn to. Hillary Clinton being the famous – infamous – opportunist that she is, is looking at this situation, she’s reading the tea leaves, and she’s saying, ‘You know what? I can come in and I can beat them in a primary,’ and she might just be right,” he explained.

He went on to say that Biden’s press conference on Wednesday should have been of particular interest to Clinton, indicating that she likely watched it very closely.

“There are three entities who are paying very close attention to that press conference: the leaders of Ukraine, the leaders of Taiwan, and Hillary Clinton,” he said.

Posobiec also offered Republicans some advice heading into the 2022 midterm elections later this fall.

“[Republicans] seem very content to rest on their laurels and ride to victory over the back of Joe Biden and his failures,” he said. “That’s all well and good, but at the same time … if Republicans want to stick the landing, they need to have a strategy to govern from day one, and I haven’t seen that yet, whether it be from Kevin McCarthy or from the Freedom Caucus.

“I haven’t seen that Republican plan, that conservative agenda to say, ‘We are going to return the country to normalcy,’” he offered.

Posobiec’s analysis comes on the heels of another report — this one from the Daily Mail — claiming that both Bill and Hillary Clinton want to get back into the political sphere as Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris flounder and the FX network’s :Impeachment: American Crime Story,” which produced by Monica Lewinsky, flopped.

A campaign finance bundler told Politico Playbook that the Clintons, formerly the Democratic Party’s premier power couple, “don’t want to be pariahs anymore,” adding they believe their ‘centrist’ policies would work.

“It’s less about being kingmakers and more about being relevant and people seeing them as a net positive, not a net negative,” the bundler told Politico, per the Daily Mail.

Notably, when asked last week what the Democrats’ 2024 presidential ticket is going to look like, Vice President Kamala Harris went out of her way to avoid answering.

“I’m sorry, we are thinking about today,” Harris told NBC’s Craig Melvin after he asked the question.

“Honestly, I know why you are asking the question because this is part of the punditry and the gossip around places like Washington, D.C.,” she continued.

Kamala Harris’ Kwanzaa Message Immediately Called Out as People Post Serious Doubts About Her Claim

 Grant Atkinson, The Western Journal
Published December 28, 2021

As most Americans celebrated Christmas, Vice President Kamala Harris wrote about her childhood memories from a different holiday. However, many social media users questioned the legitimacy of her claims.

“Our Kwanzaa celebrations are some of my favorite childhood memories,” Harris said Sunday on Twitter.

“As families across the United States light the red, black, and green candles of the Kinara this week, our family sends our wishes and blessings for a happy and healthy new year,” she said.

An array of comments under the tweet questioned whether Harris actually had a childhood connection to a holiday that was created less than 60 years ago.

“Sounds so nice,” one user said in a seemingly sarcastic response. “You should post pics from your childhood Kwanzaa celebrations, as an encouragement to the community today!”

Philosopher and author Peter Boghossian said simply, “I do not believe you.”

Harris posted a similar Kwanzaa message last holiday season. Notably, it started with the exact same sentence as this year’s tweet.

In the video that accompanied the message, she said her family “would gather around across multiple generations” to celebrate the holiday.

However, Harris was born in 1964, while Kwanzaa did not exist until 1966. African studies professor Maulana Karenga created it to “give blacks an alternative to the existing holiday of Christmas and give blacks an opportunity to celebrate themselves and their history, rather than simply imitate the practice of the dominant society.”

So while it may be true that Harris’ parents and grandparents gathered for the holiday, their connection to the celebration would have been short-lived at the time.

Conservative commentator Matt Walsh questioned whether Harris could have “a deep childhood attachment to a holiday that didn’t exist when she was born.”

Despite the doubts of many Americans, Harris has continued to tout her connection to Kwanzaa. So far, it does not seem to have positively affected her image in the way she might have hoped.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Wikileaks Posts 137 Documents on Kamala Harris Hours After She Is Named Joe Biden’s Running Mate

Jim Hoft,
August 11th, 2020

Joe Biden chose California Senator Kamala Harris as his Vice President nominee. Politico reported:

Joe Biden has selected Sen. Kamala Harris to be his running mate, elevating a charismatic blue-state senator, former prosecutor and onetime 2020 primary rival who has built a reputation as an unyielding antagonist of the Trump administration.

Harris, the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India, was the wire-to-wire frontrunner for Biden’s No. 2 job. Her experience as a battle-tested presidential contender, her efforts leading major law enforcement offices and her political track record of three election wins in California helped her overcome a crowded list of contenders.

Biden also made the announcement on his official Twitter account.

Hours after today’s announcement Wikileaks released 137 documents on Kamala Harris.

Wikileaks published their list on Kamala Harris on Tuesday