Vice President Kamala Harris declared herself prepared to assume the presidency in case it were necessary.
Harris responded to a question from an interviewer in Jakarta, Indonesia, by saying, “Joe Biden looks like he’s going to do just fine, so that isn’t going to come to actuality. It is important to note, however, that each and every vice president is aware of the responsibility that comes with taking the oath of office and may have to assume the role of president.”
“I am no different,” she said.
Harris said that Biden, who is 82 years old, is “smart” and can understand “complex” problems. She added that he can get things done by pointing out the administration’s track record.
“I see him every single day,” Harris said of President Biden. “We work together in the Oval Office for a significant amount of time, and I witness firsthand how his ability to comprehend problems and navigate complicated situations in a way that no one else can has proven to be effective in helping the American people make wise and significant decisions.”
“Therefore, I will tell you that, in the end, I believe that what the American people really want to know is that their president performs. Joe Biden comes through,” she said.
Harris made these remarks at the same time as a recent Associated Press/NORC survey found that 69 percent of Democrats and 77 percent of Americans thought Biden was too elderly to serve another four years in office.
But only 32% of people who are registered to vote like Harris. 49 percent of people have a bad opinion of Harris, and 39 percent of those people have a “very” bad opinion of her.
An NBC News poll found that Harris’s net favorability fell to a record low for a vice president in June. Harris has a reputation for mixing words in strange ways.
Harris got an overall negative score of -17. That is the lowest number of people who said they didn’t like the vice president since the study began. Mike Pence’s score in October 2019 was -4. Joe Biden’s was +1 in December 2010, Dick Cheney’s was +23 in May 2003, and Al Gore’s was +15 in March 1995.