Vice President Kamala Harris reportedly won’t return Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s, D-Mass., phone calls after the senator did not endorse Harris as President Joe Biden’s vice president in 2024.
Warren said it was a mistake and has tried to call Harris and apologize. But according to CNN, Harris has not returned her calls. Warren said earlier:
“I really want to defer to what makes Biden comfortable on his team. I’ve known Kamala for a long time. I like Kamala. I knew her back when she was an attorney general and I was still teaching, and we worked on the housing crisis together, so we go way back.
“But they need — they have to be a team, and my sense is they are — I don’t mean that by suggesting I think there are any problems. I think they are.”
“I fully support the president’s and vice president’s reelection together and never intended to imply otherwise,” Warren said after the backlash.
“They’re a terrific team with a strong record of delivering for working families.”
“Pretty insulting,” is how one person close to Harris described the feelings of people in the vice president’s office.
According to CNN:
“But the Warren moment is infuriating many in Harris’ circle: To them, it’s the latest in a long string of snubs to a vice president whom they say has never gotten the respect or support she deserves. Warren’s words sting even more, they say, because they came from a former rival who in 2020 hoped to be picked as Biden’s running mate instead.”
Many leading Democrats are worried Harris may drag down Biden in a tight race.
One said: “Right now, she seems to be an albatross.
“She’s either going to be a liability or a help.
“And you better embrace her because it’s not like she’s going to be off the ticket.”
“It’s gone from the negative, ‘We can’t have her be weak,’ to the positive, ‘She must be a force, and she’s demonstrated that she can be.’”
MEEE-OOOW: Sounds like the claws are OUT between Liz Warren and Kamala Harris (let them FIGHT!)https://t.co/oYzAq2Q5zN
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