Kamala Harris, Vice President, has a standard response to difficult questions. It’s almost a joke to even mention it.
On Thursday, Harris was interviewed by George Stephanopolous on Good Morning America. She spoke about reports suggesting that Harris feels the Biden administration doesn’t make the most of Harris’ talents and gifts.
The “Kamala Cackle” didn’t raise its ugly head. Instead, she replied confidently and gave more of a “Kamala Chuckle” to the follow-up question.
Stephanopolous asked her whether she felt the same frustrations as her friends about Harris not getting enough opportunities to lead. She talked about the maneuvering that led to the passage of the Bipartisan infrastructure Bill and stated, “We’re getting it done and we’re doing this together.”
Stephanopolous asked her a follow up question, which directly addressed reports that Harris felt “misused” or underutilized by the Biden administration.
The vice president laughed and said, “I’m very, very excited about what we’ve done, but I am also very clear-eyed that there are a lot of things to do, and we’re going to get it done.”
CNN published a long, scathing article last week that highlighted the frustration and dysfunction within the vice-president’s camp. While the report led White House staff to rush to defend her, it also raised questions about how much disunity exists within the administration.
Harris’s confidence when answering a direct question about administration problems may indicate that things aren’t quite as bad as it seems. Kamala may be simply whistling or cackling past the graveyard.