The terribly unfunny Vice President Kamala Harris presented what she believed to be a humorous story, but it only served to illustrate the incompetence of her staff. This week on “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert, she described “one of those times” when her job was similar to the television comedy “Veep.”
She told the host that several aspects of her job like the television show were indeed quite accurate.
“There are bits of it that are actually quite accurate,” she said to the host about her job mirroring the television show.
“Last week, my team, we were having long days as usual, and a member of my team decided to do something really sweet for me,” she said. “I was out of my office in the West Wing. I was having a meeting across the street, and we’re walking back toward my office, and he said, ‘I need to tell you something.’”
“The winter is almost over. It’s really cold today. We haven’t lit your fireplace. So I decided when you were in that meeting to light the fireplace,” she remembered the aide saying to her.
“But he forgot to open the flue,” she said with her trademark cackle.
“So Secret Service was like, ‘Ma’am, you cannot go back to your office,’ because there was smoke everywhere,” the vice president said.
“But it was the sweetest gesture,” she said. “So there are those moments.”
Kamala Harris confirms what we already know: her vice presidency is an episode of Veep pic.twitter.com/RZpUqd2xkJ
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A video indicated that demonstrators yelled “lock her up” and chased her motorcade before the performance.
Breaking: VP Kamala Harris gets heckled by protesters while leaving a taping of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Protesters chase the motorcade. pic.twitter.com/RHB11esETm
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Earlier today while waiting for Kamala Harris outside The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, protesters chant “lock her up!” One sign reads “Joe and Kamala fight in Ukraine yourselves” pic.twitter.com/ch1A95EJWx
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While she maintained the “Veep” parallel on the show, she struggled to describe her actual job as vice president.
“One of the themes of the show is that her character, Selina Meyer, is frustrated by the sometimes vague duties of the role. It’s a high constitutional office but does not describe what you’re supposed to be doing. Does that ring true? Like, what’s the actual role on a daily basis as you have found it?” the host said.
“Well, I have the great privilege of serving with Joe Biden, who is the President of the United States… and was vice president,” the vice president said.
“Does he understand what it’s like to be vice president?” Colbert said.
“He does, he does,” the vice president said. “He really is a true partner and he understands that job. And remember, we came in during the height of the pandemic. And so much of the work was about okay, we’ve got to cover a lot of bases, and let’s figure out between us how we can do it. But he’s an extraordinary leader and I wish people could see what I see because there’s only one person who sits behind that Resolute Desk. And the decisions that a person has to make are the decisions that nobody else in the country can make. And he’s an extraordinary leader. He really is.”
“That’s an excellent answer and, uh, the question was what’s the job of the vice president,” the host said, triggering the vice president’s well-known cackle. “And your answer is part of the job, I’m guessing.”
In another segment of the conversation, Colbert questioned Harris about the “math” that went into authorizing the Willow Master Development Plan (MDP) Project, which he claimed violated a campaign pledge that there would be no further oil drilling on public lands.
“Number one, no more subsidies for the fossil fuel industry, no more drilling on federal lands, no more drilling, including offshore, no ability for the oil industry to continue to drill, period, ends, number one,” Biden said in the promise.
“How do you square that with the president has said that, there will be no new drilling licenses issued on public land, and then approving the Willow Oil project in Alaska? People are saying that’s breaking a campaign promise. What’s the calculus there?” the host said.
“Well, I understand the concerns that have been made. But here’s the thing. When you look at what our administration has done, it’s historic in terms of an investment in a clean energy economy,” the vice president said.
“We are putting America back on the map globally, recognizing that we must live up to our role, in terms of our ability to invest in the future, create jobs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. And again, traveling the world, they are watching what we are doing as an example and as a challenge to nations around the world and what can be done to address this issue,” she said.
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