In a recent interview on the “Late Show” with Stephen Colbert, Vice President Kamala Harris attempted to showcase her lighter side by comparing her role in the White House to the HBO comedy “Veep.” However, when questioned about the daily duties of the vice president, Harris was unable to provide a clear response and instead opted for humor.
The vice president shared a story about her office being filled with smoke due to a fireplace incident before being asked about her role by Colbert. Instead of addressing the question directly, she focused on praising President Joe Biden for his understanding of the job and his leadership qualities.
Colbert playfully noted that Harris hadn’t answered the question and asked her again about her role. Harris then discussed her recent attendance at the Munich Security Conference, where she accused Russia of “crimes against humanity” in its invasion of Ukraine.
This avoidance of serious questions and focus on trivial matters is concerning for the American public, who deserve transparency and a clear understanding of the responsibilities held by those in the executive branch of government. Harris’ evasive and comedic performance raises questions about her ability to lead and communicate effectively.
As a conservative writer, it is disappointing to see the vice president treating her position lightly. Strong, decisive leaders are needed to address pressing issues, not those who use humor to sidestep difficult questions.