Kamala Harris Called Out After Refusing to Say What Her 'Actual Role' Is As VP

Kamala Harris Called Out After Refusing to Say What Her 'Actual Role' Is As VP

During a very friendly interview with “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert on Wednesday, Vice President Kamala Harris appeared to be taken aback by a question about her role in the executive branch of government.

Harris had started the conversation on Wednesday by comparing her life as VP to the HBO comedy “Veep.”

“I know you love ‘Veep,’” Harris said as she pointed at Colbert.

“I do! I love ‘Veep.’ Is it accurate?” Colbert jokingly asked.

“There are bits of it that are actually quite accurate,” Harris grinned before sharing an anecdote about how one of her staffers accidentally filled her office with smoke by lighting the fireplace without opening the flue.

Following Harris’ mention of meeting “Veep” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Colbert continued the conversation, exploring how Harris and the show’s fictional vice president can relate to each other.

“One of the themes of the show is that her character, Selina Meyer, is frustrated by the sometimes vague duties of the role. It’s a high constitutional office but does not describe what you’re supposed to be doing. Does that ring true? Like, what’s the actual role on a daily basis as you have found it?” Colbert asked, as reported by Fox News.

“Well, I have the great privilege of serving with Joe Biden, who is the president of the United States… and was vice president,” Harris said in response.

“Does he understand what it’s like to be vice president?” Colbert asked.

“He does, he does,” Harris replied. “He really is a true partner, and he understands that job. And remember, we came in during the height of the pandemic. And so much of the work was about okay, we’ve got to cover a lot of bases, and let’s figure out between us how we can do it. But he’s an extraordinary leader, and I wish people could see what I see because there’s only one person who sits behind that Resolute Desk. And the decisions that person has to make are the decisions that nobody else in the country can make. And he’s an extraordinary leader. He really is.”

“That’s an excellent answer and, uh, the question was what’s the job of the vice president,” Colbert grinned, which led to Harris bursting with her characteristic cackle when she’s cornered. “And your answer is part of the job, I’m guessing.”


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