VP Kamala Harris traveled to her home state of California to appear on “The Late Show” with host Stephen Colbert. Her bad night started before she even managed to make it inside the building, with protesters chanting “lock her up.” And that happened in liberal California, not some deep red state.
Watch the hilarious heckling here:
“Breaking: VP Kamala Harris gets heckled by protesters while leaving a taping of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Protesters chase the motorcade.”
Breaking: VP Kamala Harris gets heckled by protesters while leaving a taping of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Protesters chase the motorcade. pic.twitter.com/RHB11esETm
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“Earlier today while waiting for Kamala Harris outside The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, protesters chant “lock her up!” One sign reads “Joe and Kamala fight in Ukraine yourselves””
Earlier today while waiting for Kamala Harris outside The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, protesters chant “lock her up!” One sign reads “Joe and Kamala fight in Ukraine yourselves” pic.twitter.com/ch1A95EJWx
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Unsurprisingly for the Vice President known more for spewing word salads and cackling than any notable achievements, or even actions, of hers, the Colbert appearance was a disaster. At one point, for example, she struggled to even explain what it is that she does as Vice President.
On the show, she struggled to explain what her actual job as vice president is.
That came when she said, “I know you love ‘Veep.‘” Colbert played along, saying “I do! I love ‘Veep.’ Is it accurate?” Then, embarrassingly, Kamala struggled to actually say what it is that the VP does, instead just rambling about random incidents. She said
“I know you love Veep. There are bits of it that are actually quite accurate. Last week, so my team, we were having long days as usual a member of my team decided to do something very sweet for me. I was out of my office in the west wing having a meeting across the street and walking back toward my office and I need to tell you something. The winter is almost over, it was really cold today. We haven’t lit the fireplace So I decided when you’re in the meeting to light the fire place. But I forgot to open the flu flu and so the secret service is like ma’am, you cannot go back to your office. Because there was smoke everywhere,” she said.
“So there are those moments. But recently, an event at the White House, the first time I met (star Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and she is terrific.”
Colbert then again tried to ask what it is that she does, asking “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?”
Kamala again didn’t really answer, saying “Well, I have the great privilege of serving with Joe Biden, who is the President of the United States… and was vice president.” Colbert, in response, asked, “Does he understand what it’s like to be vice president?”
Kamala responded with a fawning word salad about Biden, saying, “He does, he does. 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 a person has to make are the decisions that nobody else in the country can make. And he’s an extraordinary leader. He really is.”
Colbert, responding, said, “That’s an excellent answer and, uh, the question was what’s the job of the vice president,” triggering Kamala’s distinctive cackle.
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