Despite hiding from the public and only being vice president for 8 months, Vice President Kamala Harris is already in damage control mode as the Biden administration’s approval ratings continue to plummet.
According to the Washington Examiner, Vice President Kamala Harris has hired crisis experts to rebuild her “long-term planning” outlook in the midst of ongoing disasters brought to America by the Biden administration.
Harris has reportedly hired “crisis communications expert” Lorraine Voles and former Obama speechwriter Adam Frankel to improve public relations for the White House and the business community.
Harris, who has very little experience and who is one of the most disliked politicians in America, is currently trying to save her political career as policy after policy fails.
Check out what the Daily Caller reported:
Vice President Kamala Harris has been considered by many liberals as a potential 2024 candidate, but more than eight months into her term, she is already trying to save her political career amid policy failures, faltering poll numbers and internal scandals.
Harris had little experience in Washington before President Joe Biden nominated her to serve as vice president, and was in her first term as the junior senator from California prior to taking office in January.
Harris’ political career could now be on the line due to her largely unsuccessful attempt to lead on policy areas with major implications for the Biden administration. Multiple outlets reported earlier this week that she has hired two new advisers to assist with “organizational development, strategic communications and long-term planning.”
White House staffers close to Harris told CNN that she “appears eager for a portfolio that will allow her to achieve victories,” which is quite ironic considering Harris is doing almost nothing when it comes to her assignments including the the border crisis.
The Daily Caller continues:
Biden announced in late March that Harris will be in charge of the administration’s response to the surge of migrants at the southern border. Harris’ staffers reportedly panicked for her new role as they wanted her efforts to be characterized through a foreign policy lens rather than a border security lens.
But the vice president has faced scrutiny from Republicans and even some Democrats for failing to address the ongoing border crisis. Both the White House and Harris’ aides, however, have sought to distance her from the southern border and instead focus on her diplomatic efforts in Central America, though such efforts do not appear to have mitigated the border crisis.
Biden also announced in June that Harris will lead the administration’s efforts to “strengthen and uplift efforts on voting rights nationwide.” The vice president was likely expected to advocate for Congressional Democrats’ sweeping voting reform bill and oppose Republican-backed election integrity bills around the country.
Harris’ poor performance on policy has translated to plummeting poll numbers. Her net approval has been consistently underwater since July, and stood at -9.4 points between Aug. 7 and Sept. 28, according to a Real Clear Politics polling average.
Harris’ odds of becoming the 2024 Democratic nominee has similarly tanked in betting markets. The vice president was once the favorite to win the 2024 election according to one oddsmaker, Reuters reported in March. But her odds slipped under Biden’s in late July and have remained stagnant at around 27% compared to the president’s roughly 31%, according to Smarkets.
Some Democratic strategists are reportedly concerned that Harris could become a toxic figure for her party ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, a time when the vice president typically plays a large role in boosting support for down-ticket party members.
It also doesn’t help that Harris is currently battling multiple scandals including one about how she is abusive towards her staff.
“People are thrown under the bus from the very top, there are short fuses and it’s an abusive environment,” said one source to Politico. “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 shit.”
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