In the eyes of many around the world, U.S. President Joe Biden is currently facing one of the most embarrassing foreign policy blunders in modern U.S. history, with regard to his botched troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.
But others, as Fox News reported, are focusing on what appears to be a completely absent Vice President Kamala Harris, who hasn’t been seen in public since before news broke of the Taliban’s rapid advancement of power in Afghanistan, which places millions of Afghan women at great risk.
Vivek Ramaswamy, the author of Woke, Inc., slammed the vice president for hiding in the midst of what is quickly shaping up to be a newfound, long-term miserable existence for women in Afghanistan, many of whom grew up with some level of freedom, but will now be forced to live like their mothers and grandmothers under the brutal, anti-woman Taliban regime.
Ramaswamy took issue with the vice president’s absence, given that Harris has long claimed to be a champion of women’s rights, let alone her past bragging about being the last voice in the room as Biden finalized his troop withdrawal plan earlier this year, the New York Post reported.
“There are women being shot in the street for not wearing a burka by the Taliban. And we have the first woman [vice] president of the United States. America celebrated it,” Ramaswamy said. “This was an opportunity for her to emerge on the global stage as a leader, to call out the Taliban for their treatment of women. And she didn’t do it. She’s been completely absent.”
Ramaswamy added: “I think she’s totally lost on the job. I think she is in way over her head. She has been nowhere near this situation. And I’m sorry to say, for America, that may actually be a good thing. But it is sorry to see a wasted opportunity on the global stage.”
Former Trump White House adviser Kellyanne Conway echoed Ramaswamy’s opinion on Harris’ absence.
“Would love to hear from the ‘First Woman Vice President’ on how her reckless, naive actions will cause most harm to Afghan women… …and from the rest of the ‘pro-women’ ‘feminists,'” Conway tweeted earlier this week.
So far, Harris doesn’t appear to have any plans other than leaving the United States on Friday to embark on a trip to Vietnam and Singapore for other business, leaving many wondering how she could possibly be so tone-deaf in the middle of a crisis for which she’s at least partly responsible.