On Wednesday, Vice President Kamala Harris appeared on the “Late Show” with Stephen Colbert, attempting to lighten her public image by comparing her role in the White House to the hit HBO comedy “Veep.”
Instead of providing a meaningful discussion on the responsibilities and challenges of her position, Harris evaded the questions with humor, leaving viewers wondering about the actual duties of the vice president.
After Harris shared an anecdote about her office being filled with smoke due to a fireplace mishap, Colbert asked her about the day-to-day role of a vice president.
Instead of answering the question directly, Harris shifted the conversation, praising President Joe Biden for his understanding of the job and his leadership.
Colbert, not letting Harris off the hook, humorously pointed out that she hadn’t answered the question about her role. Harris then mentioned her recent attendance at the Munich Security Conference, where she declared that Russia had committed “crimes against humanity” in its invasion of Ukraine.
Harris’ attempt to dodge serious questions and focus on trivial matters is concerning. The American people deserve transparency and a clear understanding of the responsibilities held by those in the executive branch of government. Instead, they received an evasive and comedic performance, raising questions about her ability to lead and communicate effectively.
As a staunch Republican and conservative commentator, it is disheartening to see the second-highest-ranking member of the executive branch treat her position lightly. We need strong, decisive leaders who are able to address the issues that matter, not those who hide behind humor when confronted with difficult questions.