Kamala Asked If It Bothers Her To Be ‘Affirmative Action Hire,’ Gives Word Salad Answer

October 11, 2023

In a profile by the New York Times, Vice President Kamala Harris was asked how she feels about the narrative that she was selected because she's black and a woman. Her answer was not exactly intelligible.

The profile, published this week, examines Harris's struggles with low favorability and a rocky reputation. The Times profiler, Astead Herndon, asked Harris how she feels about the perception that President Joe Biden picked her as an "affirmative-action hire" for the role of vice president.

"He chose a Black woman. That woman is me," Harris said. "So I don’t know that anything lingers about what he should choose. He has chosen."

Herndon also asked Harris what her response is to people who ask, "What does Vice President Kamala Harris bring to the ticket?"

"Were you in this room of 2,000 people?" Harris said in the interview, which took place after Harris participated an event for a gun control group. "Did you see them cheering and standing? ... That's what I say."

The profile comes as Harris has faced record low approval ratings and ridicule over her frequent word salads and mistakes.

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