‘Whispers’ Emerge That Kamala Harris Will Be Replaced as Vice President
Reports suggest House preparing for confirmation hearings for new VP
Rumors have begun to swirl around Washington D.C. that Democrat Joe Biden's administration is planning to replace Kamala Harris with a new vice president, according to reports.
Fox News host Jesse Watters has suggested that Biden may be considering removing Harris as her popularity among voters has continued to plummet.
The network has allegedly heard “whispers” that secret "high-profile" confirmation hearings are coming up in Congress.
However, the "whispers" suggest the hearings are being prepared for the House of Representatives, which doesn't normally handle regular nominees.
"Our Capitol Hill Correspondent Chad Pergram tells us he’s been hearing whispers suggesting there could be some new high-profile confirmation hearings on the horizon in the House of Representatives,” Watters said.
“Why is this a big deal? Because the house does not confirm normal nominees, but it does confirm vice-presidential nominees."
"Does this have something to do with Kamala Harris?" Watters continued.
"It’s been no secret she’s been running out of favor with the Biden team.”
"There is a lot of conjecture right now about the future of Vice President Harris and her lagging poll numbers,” Pergram told Watters.
"So I got a message recently from someone who knows Capitol Hill very well and they suggested I should familiarize myself with the process to confirm a vacancy for the vice president in the Senate and in the House.”
Watters’ comments come after two CNN reporters penned a piece on Sunday headlined: “Exasperation and dysfunction: Inside Kamala Harris’ frustrating start as vice president.”
The article cites almost three dozen officials in Harris’ office and the White House as their sources, and few had positive things to say.
There was one passage that caught everyone’s eye, however.
"Defenders and people who care for Harris are getting frantic,” CNN reported.
"When they’re annoyed, some pass around a recent Onion story mocking her lack of more substantive work, one with the headline, ‘White House Urges Kamala Harris To Sit At Computer All Day In Case Emails Come Through.’
"When they’re depressed, they bat down the Aaron Sorkin-style rumor that Biden might try to replace her by nominating her to a Supreme Court vacancy.
"That chatter has already reached top levels of the Biden orbit, according to one person who’s heard it."
That small “rumor” prompted the Daily Mail to write: “Harris’ approval rating has plunged even further than Biden’s in recent months, with rumors swirling that the president is considering appointing her to the Supreme Court as a backdoor method of selecting a new VP.”
Now, as CNN noted, it is indeed an “Aaron Sorkin-style rumor,” referring to the writer of the hit show “The West Wing.”
Dramatic things were always happening on the show, but things are much slower — and much more boring — inside the Beltway.
Harris’ approval rating has plunged to just 28%, according to a poll of registered voters released last week by USA Today and Suffolk University.
As Charles Cooke noted in a recent article:
Harris is not interesting, she’s not substantive, she’s not provocative, or innovative, or wry.
She’s not funny. She’s not amiable.
She’s not accomplished or persuasive or adroit.
She’s a heedless, cowardly, cackling cipher — an insipid, itinerant woolgatherer, whose first instinct in any situation is to resort to farcical platitudes or to suggest wanly that we should all have a “conversation about that.”
Were she to be cast in a kids’ movie, it would not be as the hero, but as the ghastly mid-level bureaucrat who sends the hero’s dog to the pound halfway through the second act.
Meanwhile, Biden’s rating hit yet another new low, plummeting to 38%.
Nevertheless, all eyes are on Harris as the person most likely to succeed Biden and run for president when he leaves office.
The notion of appointing Harris as a Supreme Court Justice isn’t that odd, though.
Democrats immediately began talking about “packing the court” — meaning to add more justices to the Supreme Court — shortly after Biden took office.
In April, Biden announced he had created a commission to study packing the court.
The New York Times reported that Biden made the decision to move forward with studying the partisan plan because he was “under pressure from activists.”
But the move is so toxic that even socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) doesn’t support it.
Sanders warns that if Democrats do so, then “the next time the Republicans are in power they will do the same thing.”