In a surprising turn of events, former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has sold out her fellow Californian power player, Vice President Kamala Harris. During an interview with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, Pelosi was asked twice if she believed Harris was the right choice for Vice President. Rather than providing a strong endorsement, Pelosi gave a lukewarm response, saying, “He [Biden] thinks so. And that’s what matters.” Ouch. Talk about throwing someone under the bus.
This is a shocking betrayal from Pelosi, considering the Democrats typically stick together like glue. While Republicans often find themselves at odds with one another, the Democrats consistently present a united front. But I guess loyalty only extends so far in the world of politics.
Pelosi’s lackluster endorsement left viewers questioning her true opinion of Harris. And her dismissive comments about the role of Vice President didn’t help matters. It seems Pelosi believes the office is merely a decorative position, with limited responsibilities. Harris must be thrilled to receive such high praise from her supposed ally.
It’s worth noting that Vice Presidents have played increasingly important roles in recent administrations. From Al Gore’s efforts to cut government waste to Joe Biden’s involvement in Ukraine policy, the position has become more than just a ceremonial title. Unfortunately for Harris, she hasn’t exactly shone in her assignments. When tasked with managing the border crisis, she failed miserably, and her lack of action or acknowledgement only adds to her incompetence.
So why would Pelosi undermine her own party member? Perhaps she’s hoping to push Harris aside and create the “Joe and Nancy Polident Ticket.” Or maybe Pelosi just enjoys playing political games, even if it means throwing her own colleague under the bus. Whatever her motivations, this move is a reminder that loyalty can be a fickle thing in politics.