It’s no wonder President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris don’t get along.
We already know that Joe Biden did not want Kamala Harris on the ticket and Jill Biden begged Ron Klain DNC leadership to pick someone else.
Biden relented after being told that Harris checked all the right boxes and would increase his electability.
“Speaking in confidence with a close adviser to her husband’s campaign, the future First lady posed a pointed question. There are millions of people in the United States, she began. Why, she asked, do we have to choose the one who attacked Joe?” the soon to be first lady asked according to a new book called “This Will Not Pass.”
Despite members of the administration claiming that they had “buried the hatchet” sour feelings spilled over into the infrastructure bill negotiations in 2021.
You may remember it was a stressful time for the administration. Their numbers were starting to slip after the crisis at the international bridge in Texas and the terrible withdrawal from Afghanistan. Joe’s Build Back Better Bill looked like it was going to die and Biden was looking to avoid a shutout while he was speaking with lawmakers on both sides.
During a meeting negotiating with lawmakers on the infrastructure bill, Harris interjected more social spending which was well above what Republicans said they would agree to. According to the book, Biden snapped back at the Vice President so harshly that even the Republican Senators in the room were shocked.
She ‘began to make the case for a larger package than the one Republicans seemed to have in mind.’
‘Biden dismissed her comment immediately,’ the authors wrote, in so harsh a tone ‘that even the Republican senators were taken aback.’
It’s no surprise, there have been reports that Joe flies into a rage and we’ve even seen glimpses of it during public appearances. We don’t know what occurred between the two before the meeting either but Kamala was wrong, the bill barely passed as it was.
To add insult to injury, not long after Kamala was in office a Senator close to her said that her political career is about to look like a “greek tragedy.”
The senator isn’t wrong, when Biden’s term in office is over anyone who held a high position in this administration’s political career is over.
April 27, 2022