Vice President Kamala Harris hasn’t impressed many during her first five months in the White House, and according to emerging reports, it appears as if her office — and her political future — is in peril.
According to Breitbart, anonymous sources from inside Harris’ office and from within the White House have recently told media outlets that Harris’ office is in disarray. Adding to her problems is a new trend in the media wherein some already seem to be paving a yellow brick road to the White House for Transporation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.
Rough waters ahead for Harris
Through the course of the past week, Axios and Politico broke bombshell stories regarding happenings from within Harris’ team of aides, as well as thoughts from other anonymous White House sources who feel like Harris is not the “heir apparent” for the 2024 nomination.
A White House staffer anonymously revealed that Harris’ aides “are thrown under the bus from the very top, there are short fuses and it’s an abusive environment,” Politico noted.
“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***,” an aide reportedly said.
Other aides have said they doubt Harris could “defeat whomever the Republican Party puts up” in 2024, and some are panicked, as they believe the vice president is “f*****g up,” reports noted.
President Biden’s senior adviser Cedric Richmond attempted to triage the controversy this week, saying: “It’s a whisper campaign designed to sabotage her.”
Buttigieg is getting popular
Though Harris, and Biden, have enjoyed extended protection from controversy from most of the mainstream media, it appears as if the tides are turning, at least to some degree.
In a brow-raising piece published earlier this month by The Atlantic, a far-left, extremely pro-Biden-Harris rag, the writer laid out a clear path for Buttigieg to ascend to the position of representing the Democratic Party as its nominee for the 2024 election, all but kicking Harris to the curb.
The piece dialed in on Buttigieg’s sexual orientation, adding at the end of the hypothetical scenario: “If everything comes together perfectly, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, becomes the first president since Herbert Hoover to have come out of the Cabinet.”
In a Yahoo News piece earlier this year, the writer expressed similar statements, praising Buttigieg for his aggressive, progressive policy agenda.
“National infrastructure, racial equity and climate change are an ambitious portfolio for the young secretary. They also sound like the sturdy pillars of a Democratic presidential campaign, something Buttigieg won’t talk about but that is not lost on his former staffers,” the Yahoo piece noted.