Vice President Kamala Harris just made a stunning admission.
Over the weekend, Harris revealed her biggest fear as vice president: being out of touch with the American people.
“Get out of D.C.”
According to Breitbart, the VP’s remark came Sunday during an interview with CBS’s Face The Nation. There, moderator Margaret Brennan asked Harris:
What do you think, as you come to the end of this first year, what do you think your biggest failure has been at this point?
“To not get out of D.C. more,” Harris replied with her usual giggle, as Breitbart reported.
“I actually mean that sincerely for a number of reasons,” she added. “You know we— the president and I came in…COVID had already started, the pandemic had started, and when we came in we really couldn’t travel.”
She went on: “A large part of the relationship that he and I have built has been being…together in the same office for hours on end doing Zooms or whatever, because we couldn’t get out of D.C.”
The vice president also said it’s “critically important” to her to be able to listen to advocates on the issues rather than “some pundit.” And that applies to “anything from voting rights to child care to one of the issues that I care deeply about — maternal health,” she said, according to Breitbart. “Being with the people who are directly impacted by this work, listening to them so that they, not some pundit, tells us what their priorities are — I think it’s critically important.”
“My biggest concern”
That’s when Harris delved into her biggest fear: “People have a right to know and believe that their government actually sees and hears them,” she said, “and my biggest concern is I don’t ever want to be in a bubble when it comes to being aware of and in touch with what people need at any given moment in time.”
Unfortunately for her, it seems that’s already become the reality.
According to RealClearPolitics, Harris’ average approval rating has been hovering around 40% for the last several months. And most of us probably remember that abysmal sub-30% approval rating she received in one poll earlier this year.
Surely, such an approval rating isn’t the result of Harris being in touch with the American people.
And her analysis, at least in some respects, is right: She needs to get out more — perhaps to that southern border she is supposed to be overseeing — and take on the real issues that Americans care about, rather than avoiding them. But I wouldn’t hold my breath on that.