New reports claim that even Democrats are acknowledging Vice President Kamala Harris may not be the one to take over the White House should President Joe Biden opt not to run in 2024.
As one anonymous Democrat strategist told Axios, the running line of thought is: “Oh, she’s f*****g up, maybe she shouldn’t be the heir apparent.”
Another Democrat insider who works on Capitol Hill echoed that sentiment in a talk with the New York Post.
“She would have a hard time beating anybody, as we saw the last time she ran. And I think we run the risk of a 2016 redo,” the insider said, hearkening back to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 loss to Donald Trump.
It’s clear that Vice President Harris is dragging the Biden administration down — and her political career with it. Things are so bad that Democrats fear Vice President Harris won’t even be able to beat former President Trump in a hypothetical 2024 match-up, Axios reported Friday.
Some even labeled Harris politically tone-deaf, particularly after her disastrous trips to Central America and the U.S.–Mexico border that brought with it the first signs Democrats were experiencing buyer’s remorse.
But that was just the beginning. Most recently, reports have leaked out of the White House suggesting that Harris’ office is a toxic and abusive work environment.
“People are thrown under the bus from the very top, there are short fuses and it’s an abusive environment,” one of 22 individuals who spoke with Politico on the matter said. “It’s not a healthy environment and people often feel mistreated. It’s not a place where people feel supported but a place where people feel treated like s***.”
As Harris’ prospects of winning over the American people come 2024 continue to dim, it’s becoming clearer that Democrats have been left with few options.
Of course, Kamala Harris was always a terrible choice to be Biden’s “heir apparent.” Her performance in the 2020 presidential primaries should have been the warning sign for Biden to stay away.
Meanwhile, the Republican field is a wide one, with names like Ron DeSantis, the current governor of Florida, appearing alongside former President Donald Trump.
When it comes to the White House, the GOP seems poised to put up a strong fight in just a few short years. It doesn’t seem Dems can say the same.