Kamala Harris, the Democrat Vice President, was mocked on social media for appearing to be unprepared once again as she was stumped by easy questions some people referred to as ‘softballs’ which should be easy to knock out of the park with a well-spoken answer. Harris faced backlash over a host of remarks that she made during a CNN interview that aired on the left-leaning network in which she was asked about a variety of issues ranging from inflation to abortion. While discussing the issue of abortion, Harris was first stumped by CNN host Dana Bash.
“You’re saying now, the President said that this fall Roe is on the ballot. But what do you say to Democratic voters who argue, ‘wait a minute, we worked really hard to elect a Democratic president and vice president, Democratic-led House, a Democratic-led Senate? Do it now,’” said Bash.
Harris then asked: “But do what now? What now? I mean, we need, we listen, what we did, we extended the Child Tax Credit for the first year.”
“I’m sorry when I say do it now, act legislatively to make abortion rights legal,” responded Bash.
Harris refused to talk about the matter when asked about eliminating the filibuster to ram through an abortion law, saying that Biden has spoken on the issue.
“I think that he has been clear about where we stand on, on this issue of reproductive health and what the President and our administration have within our toolkit to do and so far, that’s what we’ve been pursuing,” said Harris, while also noting that there are not the votes in the Senate to make abortion legal even if the filibuster is eliminated.
She was also asked about Supreme Court Justices who the Left claims lied about their stances on Roe v. Wade during their confirmation hearings. Harris did not answer the question when asked about what could be done about the situation, and simply stated that she did not vote for them.
As Bash noted that “people’s wallets are really being hurt” under the Democrat Biden administration, Harris was also pressed over the issue of the economy and inflation.
“Right now, gas prices, as you well know, they’re still near about $5 a gallon. The President said he wanted a gas tax holiday, it doesn’t seem like it’s going anywhere in Congress,” said Bash, and asked: “What else is in your toolbox? Is there anything else you can do to help bring down the cost of gas?”
“Well, first of all, let’s just say that this is a very real issue. And we have to do something about it. And it’s one of our highest priorities as an administration,” said Harris, which was followed by her trying to blame Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine for the high gas prices.
Bash said then said: “But that has, you’ve been fighting for that since day one. But now, inflation is really high. Are you concerned about a recession? The administration said that they weren’t that worried about the inflation and then that changed.”
“I think that there can be no higher priority than what we have been clear is our highest priority, which is bringing down the cost and the prices as much as we possibly can and we will stay focused on that,” Harris responded.
Harris also appeared to advocate for young men not having to be responsible for their actions.
“And when we think about it, everyone has something at risk on this. First of all, if you are a parent of sons, do think about what this means for the life of your son and what that will mean in terms of the choices he will have,” Harris said.