Known for her willingness to flee difficult situations and evade tough questions, Vice President Kamala Harris embarrassed herself on camera Friday by responding to a reporter’s question about the crisis in Afghanistan with her typically dismissive chortle, as the Washington Examiner reports.
Harris encountered a group of journalists as she prepared to leave for an official visit to Singapore, and when one of the assembled reporters began to ask, “What’s your response to reports of Americans…,” the vice president, clearly eager to avoid having to answer for the administration’s handling of the crisis in Kabul, said, “hold on, hold on, hold on,” before unleashing a raucous laugh and saying, “slow down, everybody,” as the Daily Mail further noted. Watch:
Reporter: “What’s your response to reports of Americans—“
Kamala Harris: “Hold on. Hold on. Slow down everybody. Hahaha. Um, I want to talk about two things. First, Afghanistan — we couldn’t have a higher priority right now.”pic.twitter.com/oUv9yAtDfk
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) August 22, 2021
Realizing that she would be unable to dodge the topic entirely, Harris asserted, “I want to talk about two things. First, Afghanistan, we couldn’t have a higher priority right now,” adding that “in particular high priority is making sure that we safely evacuate American citizens, Afghans who worked with us, Afghans at risk, including women and children… .”
Harris, to whom Fox Business personality Lisa Kennedy Montgomery recently referred as a “cackling pantsuit,” has long been criticized for letting loose with inappropriate bursts of laughter when pressed on serious matters.
Fox News’ Jesse Waters recently opined that Harris’ habit is simply a “defense mechanism” used to defuse the tension when she is confronted by a question she is unable or unwilling to answer, saying, “In layman’s terms, it perhaps would be a glitch in the system, a tick, or a ‘tell’ in poker.”
According to Waters, “…she does it for several reasons: One, to soothe her anxiety. Two, to buy her time if she’s unsure, she can use that time to formulate a response. Three, to kind of guide the vibe of the interview from a serious to a less serious one, and then finally, it is kind of a lame attempt to form a bond with the person asking her a tough question.”
The bizarre, arguably offensive trait exhibited routinely by Harris may be partially to blame for the vice president’s tanking public approval ratings which indicate that voters in large numbers do not believe she is capable of holding the position from which she is a mere heartbeat away.
With a recent Rasmussen Reports survey revealing that a staggering 55% of likely American voters view Harris either as “not at all qualified” or “not qualified” to be president, it is becoming increasingly clear that a sense of buyer’s remorse among the electorate – and perhaps even within the Oval Office – is indeed strong.