Kamala Harris laughs off report she feels underused
Vice President Kamala Harris chuckles at question about reports that she’s feeling underused in the Biden administration.
Vice President Kamala Harris, who has a habit of laughing when confronted by reporters, chuckled on Thursday when asked if she is being properly used by the Biden administration.
ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos asked Harris, the subject of a recent scathing CNN report that outlined frustration and dysfunction in her office, if she feels “misused or underused” by the Biden administration.
“No, I don’t,” Harris responded as she laughed.
WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 3: U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris laughs after answering a question from the press after speaking during an event on high-speed internet access in the South Court Auditorium at the White House complex on June 3, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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“I am very, very excited about the work that we have accomplished but I am also absolutely, absolutely clear-eyed that there is a lot more to do and we’re gonna get it done,” Harris continued.
The CNN piece touched a nerve in the White House, with press secretary Jen Psaki tweeting out a defense of the vice president that appeared to be in direct response to the article. Harris’ approval rating was a dismal 28 percent in one recent survey, a historically bad number for a vice president.
U.S. President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and Iron Workers Local 86 Political Director Heather Kurtenbach arrive for Biden to sign the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, U.S. November 15, 2021.
Harris has been mocked by critics for laughing when faced with tough or uncomfortable questions in the past. In June, she famously laughed when NBC News anchor Lester Holt asked if she planned to visit the southern border of the United States amid an immigration crisis she was tasked with finding the root cause of.
Harris claimed “we have been to the border,” seemingly referring to other administration officials, to which Holt responded that Harris, specifically, had not been to the border.
“And I haven’t been to Europe. I mean, I don’t understand the point you are making,” she replied, laughing.
Harris also drew backlash in March when she found a question about whether or not she planned to visit the border hysterical.
President Joe Biden looks at Vice President Kamala Harris during a ceremony where he will signs into law his Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, H.R. 3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on the South Lawn of the White House on November 15, 2021 in Washington, DC.
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“Not today,” she quipped while cracking herself up.
Fox News’ David Rutz and Brandon Gillespie contributed to this report.
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