Should it be concerning that the vice president just reassured the nation that the president is still “very much alive?” Because that is exactly what Kamala Harris just said in a recent 60 Minutes interview.
If you didn’t see it, 60 Minutes aired the interview on Sunday. Naturally, the topic of succession and who would take over for Biden came up.
After all, Biden is looking remarkedly more and more his age and acting it too. He’s falling upstairs, forgetting even simple names, and making so many verbal blunders any sane person would have to question his senescence.
Therefore, it’s also only natural that we, as a nation and individually, would begin to question what the possible line of succession would be like were Biden to either not be able to do his job any longer or drop out of the presidential race for 2024.
So it shouldn’t be a shock that 60 minutes correspondent Bill Whitaker asked Harris about this. More specifically, he wanted to know why a growing number of people didn’t immediately mention Harris’ name as Biden’s would-be replacement.
As he asked, “You are in the spot that that would be a natural for you to step up. But we’re hearing from donors that they would not naturally fall into line. Why is that?”
And to this, her only response was that Biden is very much alive, so she wasn’t going to even think about it.
She could have said any number of things. You know, something along the lines that should Biden ever drop out, she would step up, and that voters and donors would fall in line. It might be a lie. But she could have said it.
Instead, she insisted that Biden is “very much alive and running for re-election.” when pressed about it, she still said little more than that she doesn’t “have times for parlor games when we have a president who is running for re-election.”
Not exactly a smooth cover there, Kamala.