Vice President Kamala Harris was stumped by a question about Roe v. Wade, and proceeded to give a rambling answer.
During a CBS News interview, correspondent Robert Costa asked Harris, “When you look back, did Democrats fail – past Democratic presidents, congressional leaders – to not codify Roe v. Wade over the past five decades?”
Harris immediately ceased having eye contact with Costa, looked away, then gave a meandering response.
“I think that, to be very honest with you, I do believe that we should have rightly believed, but we certainly believe that certain issues are just settled. Certain issues are just settled,” Harris rambled.
Costa quickly rebutted, “Clearly were not.”
Harris replied, “No, that’s right. And that’s why I do believe that we are living, sadly, in real unsettled times.”
— CBS News (@CBS News)
Vice President Harris was lampooned for her blathering response in numerous Twitter reactions.
Digital strategist Logan Hall: “Mastered the art of talking while saying nothing.”
“The Simpsons” writer Broti Gupta: “Kamala Harris talks like she has a translator earpiece on and it has water damage.”
Radio host Erick Erickson: “Holy cow what a bad answer. This is going to cause a Dem revolt. The GOP has been after this for decades. But the Dems thought it settled so did nothing?!”
Kamala was also mocked this week for being “seriously” repetitive while giving a speech at the site of the 4th of July parade shooting in Highland Park, Illinois.
“And — and we’ll deal with what we need to deal with in terms of also, as we move forward, all agreeing that we’ve got to be smarter as a country in terms of who has access to what and, in particular, assault weapons,” Harris told the crowd.
“And we got to take this stuff seriously, as seriously as you are — because you have been forced to have to take it seriously,” Vice President Harris blithered.
— Jake Sheridan (@Jake Sheridan)
On Friday, Harris met with state legislative leaders from Indiana, Florida, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Montana who are seeking to expand abortion in their states.
Harris was repetitive once again.
The vice president uttered, “Well, this really does highlight, um, the importance of elections and who will be elected in terms of who gets elected.”
— RNC Research (@RNC Research)
Also during the meeting, she said, “We cannot wait for Congress to act. Congress must act but also we cannot wait for Congress to act.”
— RNC Research (@RNC Research)
However, it wasn’t only the vice president who had a difficult time talking this week. President Joe Biden also suffered yet another round of verbal gaffes this week.
While speaking about a new executive order on abortion, Biden read instructions to “repeat the line” out loud from the teleprompter instead of repeating the line.
The president also read the words “end of quote” aloud instead of acknowledging that it was an end of a quote.
The White House assistant press secretary and the White House official transcript attempted to cover for President Biden by claiming that he said, “let me repeat the line,” despite video evidence that he actually said, “repeat the line.”
— Kyle Martinsen (@Kyle Martinsen)