On Wednesday night, Kamala Harris made an appearance on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.’ During their discussion on air, Harris and Colbert discussed how accurate the HBO comedy series “Veep,” which stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as VP could be to what actually goes down in Washington D.C.
“There are bits of it that are actually quite accurate,” Harris replied, launching into a story about one of her staffers forgetting to open the fireplace flue before lighting a fire, subsequently filling her office with smoke.
Jesus, Kamala. Quit cackling and acting like a damn fool. You’re an embarrassment to this country.
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) March 16, 2023
Colbert then asked Harris about the actual role and daily responsibilities of a U.S. Vice President.
Embarrassingly, Harris was completely unable to describe what her job as vice president is and, instead, began talking about Joe Biden.
“Well, I have the privilege of serving with Joe Biden, who is the President of the United States… and was vice president,” Harris 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,” Harris rambled.
“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 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,” Colbert said, directly calling out Harris for intentionally avoiding the question that should have been easy for her to answer.
As Harris exited the studio, a large crowd of protesters could be heard shouting “Lock her up!” as her motorcade raced down the street. The NYPD and Secret Service had attempted to disperse them before she left but were unsuccessful – they argued their first amendment rights gave them permission to remain where they stood. Having no authority to make them leave, they were allowed to stay.