Vice President Kamala Harris had a challenging exchange with media host Charlamagne Tha God Friday, defending President Joe Biden from questions about roadblocks to the passage of his social spending package. grandfather.
Harris sat in a videotaped interview with Charlamagne that aired Friday night on Comedy Central’s “Tha God Honest Truth,” where she touted the government’s infrastructure package that addresses death problems. maternal mortality and police reform. But Charlamagne repeatedly pressed Harris about inaction on much of Biden’s agenda, particularly that of West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, who opposes the $2 billion social spending bill. trillion dollars is one of the main obstacles to the passage of this bill.
Manchin, he said, is “hurting black people in particular” by maintaining progress on key parts of the president’s agenda, and he warned that the turnout of black voters could decrease if barriers continue.
Harris largely avoided the line of questioning, instead pointing to the united Republican opposition as part of the problem in Washington, and insisted that with an equally divided senate, “every vote are important, especially in the Senate, and we must listen to the voices of the people who represent their districts. ”
As a Harris aide tried to close the interview, Charlamagne asked, “I want to know who the real president of this country is – is that Joe Biden, or Joe Manchin?” He repeated the question, much to the vice president’s dismay, “Come on, Charlamagne. That’s Joe Biden. ”
“No, no, no, no,” Harris insisted. “That’s Joe Biden, and don’t start talking like a Republican, about asking if he’s the president.”
She flagged a number of regulatory achievements, like the expansion of the child tax credit and the replacement of the conduit in infrastructure legislation, and continued, “I hear frustration, but let’s not deny it. the impact we’ve had and also agree that a lot of work remains to be done. ”
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It was a noticeably sharper tone from public appearances that were often muted and on Harris’s messaging, where she rarely diverged from prepared points or remarks. But Charlamagne notes that the tone is more reminiscent of Harris’s public record during her time in the Senate, when she became nationally known for her sharp questioning during the Advisory Committee hearings Senate legislation.
“That Kamala Harris? It’s something that I like,” he said. “It’s something that I’d like to see here more often on these streets.”
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