Though not known for particular eloquence or rhetorical precision as she addresses critical issues of the day, Vice President Kamala Harris shocked — and perhaps irretrievably disillusioned — even her most ardent supporters this week by offering a disastrously unintelligible response when asked to weigh in on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.
As the New York Post, reports, Harris dished up a hearty helping of the word salad for which she has become notorious, while attempting to sidestep a question posed by Robert Costa of CBS News of whether her party has failed over the past several decades by not codifying a right to abortion into federal law.
“I think that, to be very honest with you, I do believe that we should have rightly believed, but we certainly believe that certain issues are just settled. Certain issues are just settled,” Harris confusingly declared.
Costa swiftly pointed out that the primary issues to which Harris presumably referred “[c]learly were not” settled, the vice president embarrassingly and inexplicably responded by saying, “No, that’s right. And that’s why I do believe that we are living, sadly, in real unsettled times.”
As Fox News reported, critics were swift to point out the astoundingly incomprehensible nature not just of Harris’ comments, but also the frustratingly poor communication abilities of many in the current administration.
Emma Vigeland of liberal YouTube program “Majority Report” asked, “This is incoherent. Is everything ok…?”
Ryan Songalia of Ring Magazine added, “Captions need a bouncing ball to follow along with the words,” and Curtis Houck of NewsBusters asked, “What is with this administration and an aversion to basic speaking skills and grasp of the English language?”
Fox News aptly noted that the Roe response was not the only time Harris bungled her verbiage last week, recounting the vice president’s truly strange statement to traumatized residents of Highland Park, Illinois in the aftermath of the mass shooting that occurred there the prior weekend.
“We’ve got to take this stuff seriously, as seriously as you are because you have been forced to take this seriously,” she said, surely causing heads to explode among Democrat elites already terrified for their party’s electoral prospects come November and beyond.