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Vice President Kamala Harris is regularly being touted as the clear choice for Democrats, prompting a fresh scrutiny of her performance at the White House if President Biden chooses not to seek re-election in 2024. which is punctuated by several gaffes, awkward moments, and shoddy poll ratings. ,

While 79-year-old Biden has expressed his intention to seek a second term in 2024, some Democratic strategists doubt that will happen, given his age and dwindling popularity, fueled by a devastating gubernatorial election defeat for Democrats in Virginia. has become complicated. His presidency was interpreted as a referendum.

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Kamala Harris’s science video accident is the latest sign of chaos in the Vice President’s Office

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Harris is often being touted in Democratic circles as a potential successor to the Biden presidency, but his missteps and plunging approval ratings throughout the year have sparked concerns. A Granthshala News poll last month showed that 45% of registered voters approved of Harris’ performance as vice president and 53% disapproved.

A lengthy CNN piece recently outlined mutual resentment between the offices of Harris and Biden as the vice president’s approval ratings, with former aides feeling hung to dry up as he continues to do thankless actions without a White House cover. , and subsequent employees “thrown their hands” at that “lack of focus,” as CNN said.

Harris’ public appearances have been marked by unforced errors and uncomfortable moments, some because of the vice president and some by those around him.

A day after CNN reports, the White House announcer at the signing ceremony of Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure bill skipped Harris’ turn to speak, instead introducing union political activist Heather Kurtenbach as the vice president awkwardly on stage. Been waiting since

In front of the screen, Harris sparked many controversies during his public appearances as vice president. Earlier this month, he was mocked after he was seen imitating a French accent while speaking to French scientists during a tour of a Paris laboratory.

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Vice President Kamala Harris speaks to the press before boarding Air Force Two at Columbus International Airport on November 19, 2021 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

A week earlier, Harris was mocked for “great victories” for Democrats in New York City and New Jersey after Republican Gov.

In October, Harris was featured in a space-themed video – the first in a YouTube series titled “Get Curious with Vice President Harris” – which was criticized online for Veep’s animated performance, as well as the fact that the child Artists were used in its production.

In September, Harris nodded criticism while a student accused Israel of “ethnic genocide.” Harris responded by telling the student “the truth should not be suppressed” during an event at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

A few days earlier, Harris compared the behavior of customs and border protection agents depicted on horseback to the historical behavior of slaves and indigenous Americans while riding Haitian immigrants off the US border.

Harris was also criticized in September for traveling to California to campaign for Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom, while Californians were still stranded in Afghanistan.

In August, The Los Angeles Times, Harris’ hometown paper, which had previously shelved him, published a story The headline, “Kamala Harris Reveals Her Role on Afghanistan Policy. Now, She Owns It Too,” slammed her for her role in the failed execution of Biden’s military withdrawal.

In July, Harris was ridiculed for arguing against voter identification laws, claiming that rural Americans cannot get photocopies of their IDs because “they have no Kinkos” or “OfficeMax has them.” ”

Harris also faced criticism in July when she announced that Democratic lawmakers who fled Texas in an effort to prevent the state from passing new election legislation were “in line” with the legacy of Frederick Douglass and the Selma Marchers. Were.

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on Monday, November 22, 2021 in Washington, DC.  Harris talked about equity and the nation's health care workers.  (Photographer: Oliver Contreras/Abaca/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

In June, Harris was slammed by Republicans and Democrats alike when she, despite being tapped as Border Tsar by Biden in March, brushed off a question from NBC News’ Lester Holt that she should still be Why not visit the southern border till now?

“And I didn’t go to Europe,” Harris said at the time. “And I mean, I don’t understand the point you’re making. I’m not downplaying the importance of limits.”

Harris was knocked down for not traveling to the US-Mexico border for nearly 100 days after his appointment as border czar, ultimately raising eyebrows after traveling to Guatemala to address the root causes of the border crisis rather than the actual border. Picked up

She eventually traveled to El Paso, Texas, in June for her first visit to the border as vice president, which some critics blasted as a photo-op. She previously repeatedly laughed at the question of whether she would travel.

In March, Harris was blasted for not addressing multiple sexual assault allegations against Democrat Andrew Cuomo, the now-former governor of New York, despite being a vocal supporter of the #MeToo movement. While Biden eventually called on Cuomo to resign, Harris remained silent on the matter.

And within days of entering office, Harris faced controversy over an organization he had once promoted, called the Minnesota Freedom Fund, after a man who had previously been funded twice. Was granted bail, was arrested again. Most recently, in August, a man who was bailed out of prison by the same fund on charges of domestic assault was later charged with murder.

Granthshala News’ David Rutz and Brian Flood contributed to this report.