Kamala Harris has many wondering where she is as crises and scandals surround the administration of Joe Biden.
The vice president has remained largely absent from the public spotlight in recent months and is not addressing major issues she was tasked with handling, such as the border crisis.
On the Fox News show “The Five,” the hosts speculated about where Harris may be during her apparent absence.
He said Harris is a “liability” to the administration when she is on the scene but she was not a liability during the 2020 presidential election.
“Kamala has a right to be very, very upset,” the host said. “But the Biden administration is in a very tough position. Do we admit that we used Kamala to get elected, or do we run her back out and hurt our numbers the way hers have plummeted?”
Shannon Bream noted that Harris’ own presidential campaign was a disaster.
“She was a great fit for this ticket, the host said. “But remember during the primaries she never caught on fire. She wasn’t great in the primary debates. She wasn’t polling well, she couldn’t raise money… So while she was a good fit on the ticket, whether she can be a good leader and manage things well is a totally different question.”
But host Greg Gutfeld speculated that Harris is being kept safe so that she can be used when the time comes.
“They’re just waiting for the right time to break the glass and take her out,” he said. “We really don’t know how bad she is but Democrats are going to assume it can’t be any worse than this.”
Harris’ approval ratings continue to nosedive as her office is dealing with a slew of negative reports and several aides leaving the administration.
According to a new Rasmussen Reports poll, only 39 percent of likely voters have a favorable impression of Harris, with a whopping 57 percent saying they have an unfavorable view of her.
“Harris is further underwater among those who have strong views of her. While 19 percent of likely voters say they have a very favorable opinion of the vice president, fully half (50 percent) of all respondents say they have a very unfavorable impression,” The New York Post reported.
Last week, Symone Sanders, a senior adviser to Harris and her chief spokesperson, announced that she will leave the White House at the end of the year.
Symone Sanders, Vice President Kamala Harris’ chief spokesperson and senior adviser, is leaving the Biden administration at the end of the year, according to a source familiar with the decisionhttps://t.co/DD8Vbdo36p
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) December 2, 2021
There’s more chaos at the White House following reports of a serious feud between Kamala Harris and Joe Biden.
Ashley Etienne, Harris’ communications chief, has left her position at the White House to ”pursue other opportunities.”
Kamala Harris’ comms director Ashley Etienne LEAVES her team https://t.co/kZuQr8bHln
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) November 18, 2021
🚨Kamala Harris’ communications director, Ashley Etienne, leaving after reports of tension between Biden’s aides and VP’s office.
Is Ashley Etienne the one leaking reports about Biden and his staff being racist and sexist? pic.twitter.com/86oh4IWD5c
— Alexander Higgins (@kr3at) November 18, 2021
Rumors are flying that Biden’s administration is at least looking into the idea of replacing Harris as vice president and having her nominated to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.
White House insiders are painting a picture of total chaos and discontent between Biden and Harris, according to CNN.
“Kamala Harris is a leader but is not being put in positions to lead,” a top Democratic donor said. “[Biden] should be putting her in positions to succeed, as opposed to putting weights on her. If you did give her the ability to step up and help her lead, it would strengthen you and strengthen the party.”
The CNN report also claims there’s a rumor that Biden has considered booting Harris from the vice presidency altogether and 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,” CNN reported.
CNN’s report claims Biden allies in the administration have avoided dealing with Harris because they see “entrenched dysfunction and lack of focus” from her.
“She’s perceived to be in such a weak position that top Democrats in and outside of Washington have begun to speculate privately, asking each other why the White House has allowed her to become so hobbled in the public consciousness, at least as they see it,” the report said. “Republicans and right-wing media turned Harris into a political target from the moment she was picked for the ticket. And implicit racism and sexism have been constant.”
Over the summer, a new survey revealed that several Democrat strategists are alarmed at Harris’ sinking poll numbers and are questioning whether she would actually harm the party in the 2022 midterm elections.
With Harris being so unpopular, strategists worry that she won’t be able to help Democrats on the campaign trail next November.
Harris has become the most unpopular vice president six months into an administration since at least the 1970s.