Former VP aide reveals desk chairs had to be changed to accommodate short stature of Harris

As Democrats and their media allies have repeatedly reminded us, Vice President Kamala Harris is the first woman to serve in that particular office, which apparently necessitated certain changes be made to various things in order to accommodate her.

One such change was to the height of the chairs in the vice president’s office, given her diminutive height in comparison to her much taller male predecessors, the Washington Examiner reported.

That revelation was recently shared by Jamal Simmons, the now-former communications director for VP Harris, as just one of several things her staff had to deal with and “recalibrate” after she ascended to the office in 2021.

Harris “forces us to recalibrate our assumptions”

It was in an article from The New York Times on Monday that Simmons relayed his account of what had happened with the desk chairs in the vice president’s office after she was elected alongside President Joe Biden.

Among the “more mundane hiccups” of the transition, according to The Times, was the realization by her staff that “the desk chairs in her office needed to be changed to suit Ms. Harris — who stands about 5-foot-2 — instead of the ‘average male height’ of her predecessors.”

Simmons told the outlet of Harris, “She forces us to recalibrate our assumptions.”

Some of Harris’ advisers have “lost hope in her”

While that recollection about having to change the height of desk chairs for the vice president may help humanize Harris, it was buried in an otherwise decidedly negative article from The Times about how a growing number of Democrats have become “tired of waiting” for Harris to fully “define her vice presidency” ahead of the 2024 election.

The Times took note of some of Harris’ efforts in that regard, but reported that “the painful reality for Ms. Harris is that in private conversations over the last few months, dozens of Democrats in the White House, on Capitol Hill, and around the nation — including some who helped put her on the party’s 2020 ticket — said she had not risen to the challenge of proving herself as a future leader of the party, much less the country.”

“Even some Democrats whom her own advisers referred reporters to for supportive quotes confided privately that they had lost hope in her,” the outlet revealed.

“Most Democrats interviewed, who insisted on anonymity to avoid alienating the White House, said flatly that they did not think Ms. Harris could win the presidency in 2024,” The Times wrote of the “quiet panic” around her prospective political future. “Some said the party’s biggest challenge would be finding a way to sideline her without inflaming key Democratic constituencies that would take offense.”

“Now with Mr. Biden appearing all but certain to run again, the concern over Ms. Harris has shifted to whether she will be a political liability for the ticket,” the newspaper added.

Harris “lacks the political skills to win” the presidency

This rather damning report from The Times followed a similarly disconcerting article — for VP Harris and her devoted supporters, at least — about a week prior from The Washington Post which revealed how “Some Democrats are worried” about the future “political prospects” for the vice president.

According to a dozen Democratic leaders across the nation interviewed by The Post, “Harris’s tenure has been underwhelming, they said, marked by struggles as a communicator and at times near-invisibility, leaving many rank-and-file Democrats unpersuaded that she has the force, charisma and skill to mount a winning presidential campaign.”

To be sure, some Democrats predictably sought to pre-emptively blame America’s “racism and sexism” as the primary reason Harris would likely fail to win the presidency, but others, who are apparently more willing to accept reality, “worry that Harris herself lacks the political skills to win a national race,” given how poorly she performed in the 2020 Democratic primary, in which she dropped out with minimal support before a single vote had even been cast.

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