Late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert took a swipe at Kamala Harris, jokingly asking if she considered kissing President Biden ‘part of the job’ of the vice president after he praised several resumed his “extraordinary” leadership.
The conversation began innocently enough when the pair joked about the life of a vice president imitating that of the character Selina Meyer in the HBO comedy “Veep”.
Colbert noted that one of the show’s themes is that the title character, played by actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, is often frustrated with “vague tasks” in her role as Veep.
“Does that ring true?” Colbert asked. “Like, what is the actual day-to-day role as you found it?”
Stephen Colbert tweaks VP Harris after Biden praise https://t.co/xCkAcMkEY3 pic.twitter.com/LMLRQ9kiMr
— New York Post (@nypost) March 16, 2023
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Stephen Colbert shoots Kamala Harris
The host of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” may have found Kamala Harris’s answer to the question about her day-to-day role somewhat puzzling.
Her response seems to indicate that she believes it is her job to support the president as an “extraordinary leader”, which he clearly is not.
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“Well, I have the great privilege of serving with Joe Biden, who is the President of the United States…and served as Vice President,” she replied.
Then she indulged in further effusive praise of the president.
“He really is a real partner and he understands this job,” Harris said.
“But he’s an amazing leader and I’d like people to see what I see because there’s only one person sitting behind that Resolute Desk,” she added.
“And the decisions that person has to make are the decisions that no one else in the country can make. And he is an extraordinary leader. He really is.
Colbert joked, “That’s a great answer and, uh, the question was ‘What’s the job of the vice president? And your answer is part of the job, I guess.
“He (Joe Biden) is an extraordinary leader”
Kamala Harris receives massive applause for praising Joe Biden over Stephen Colbert. pic.twitter.com/h5xpOFaEih
— Mythinformed (@MythinformedMKE) March 16, 2023
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Critics rip Harris for his response
Several critics have noted that it’s not pretty when the vice president has no idea what her job is outside of drooling over President Biden’s greatness.
“Of course she’s ‘Veep,’ because she’s a joke,” said ‘Outnumbered’ co-host Emily Compagno.
Fox News contributor David Webb countered that, in her defense, she doesn’t really have any accomplishments to speak of.
“The fact is, his journey from the Attorney General to the Senate to [vice president] is not an accomplishment,” Webb said.
“And if that’s all you are, you haven’t gained experience and become a better politician, elected or maybe the next one. [presidential] candidate.”
After her appearance with Stephen Colbert, VP Kamala Harris was greeted by hecklers outside the studio chanting, among other things, “Lock her up!”
BREAKING: Kamala Harris was just heckled by protesters chanting ‘LOCK HER UP’ after taping The Late Show with Steven Colbert pic.twitter.com/PiNorNDAb7
—Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) March 16, 2023
Speaking to a group of historically black college and university students last month, Harris had to have those in attendance encouraged to clap when she entered the room.
Kamala Harris walks into the room in awkward silence, her audience is told “You can clap!” as she does her characteristic cackling.
So humiliating… pic.twitter.com/ZVlQb4c1vu
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) February 23, 2023
Harris has endured a seemingly endless string of embarrassing moments, including some recent endeavors where she waded through her fascination with Venn diagrams and yellow school buses.
Kamala Harris gets VERY animated when she discusses climate change “in the context of a Venn diagram”:
“I tell you, it’s FASCINATING! » pic.twitter.com/Pd4J62SSpY
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) February 23, 2023
Kamala: “Who doesn’t love a yellow school bus, right? Can you raise your hand if you like a yellow school bus? Many of us went to school in the yellow school bus, didn’t we? » pic.twitter.com/ackasjj4Z3
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) October 26, 2022
Kamala Harris was chosen exclusively because of her gender and skin color. But Biden — the extraordinary leader that he is — gave him doomed roles first, and has since given him very little to do.
Except making late night appearances singing his praises. Probably not what the first black vice president imagined when she took the job.
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