Kamala Harris’s awkward moments, a non-exhaustive list

President Joe Biden is notorious for his verbal missteps, but Vice President Kamala Harris, Biden’s heir apparent, is providing just as much food to Republican operatives ahead of the 2022 midterm elections and a possible second campaign in the White House.

Harris, whose communications store has seen rapid clip rotation, raised eyebrows this week with another example of clumsy speechwriting and clumsy delivery.

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“When we talk about our children – I know for this group, we all believe that when we talk about the children of the community, they are children of the community,” she said at an event on Monday. mental health and wellness at Children’s National Hospital.

Besides his explanation of the Russian-Ukrainian war as a conflict between “a country in Europe” which “exists alongside another country called Russia”, which is “a larger country”, here is a non-definitive list of some of Harris’s most interesting comments:

But will we work together?

Earlier this month, Harris addressed delegates from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations at the State Department. She told the Southeast Asia-focused conference that she and the United States shared “a belief that our world is increasingly interconnected and interdependent.”

“This is especially true when it comes to the climate crisis, which is why we will work together and continue to work together to solve these problems, meet these challenges and work together as we continue to work, operating from the new standards, rules and agreements that we will call to work together to galvanize global action,” she said.

“With that, thank you all,” Harris added. “It’s an urgent priority for all of us, and I know we’ll work on it together.”

Harris’ ASEAN appearance was similar to a January interview on NBC News during which he was asked if Biden should adapt his strategy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s time for us to do what we’ve been doing, and that time is every day,” she said. “Every day it’s time for us to agree that there are things and tools that are available to us.”

The passage of time is important

During a trip to the Sunset Community Center in Louisiana in March, Harris touted the Biden administration‘s funding to improve high-speed internet access and affordability, but was candid about the timing of the projects.

“We were all going around the library here and talking about the importance of the passage of time,” she told the crowd. “Okay? The importance of the passage of time.”

“So when you think about it, the passage of time matters a lot in terms of what we need to do to lay those cables, what we need to do to create those jobs,” Harris continued. “And there is such great significance to the passage of time when we think about a day in the life of our children and what that means for the future of our nation, depending on whether or not they have the resources they need to reach their God – given the talent.”

A month later, Harris told MSNBC host Joy Reid that there was “is a Mississippi Delta community that has long been part of America’s history.”

north flank? East side?

Prior to Harris’s southern turn, she traveled to Poland and Romania at the height of the Russian attack on Ukraine to demonstrate American support for NATO’s eastern flank.

“I’m here, standing here on the northern flank, on the eastern flank, talking about what we have in terms of the eastern flank and our NATO allies and what’s at stake right now,” he said. Harris said alongside Polish President Andrzej Duda. , correct oneself.

She added: “What is at stake right now are some of the guiding principles around the NATO alliance and, in particular, the issue and importance of upholding sovereignty and territorial integrity. , in this case, Ukraine.”

Later that week, the transcript of remarks from the winter meeting of the Democratic National Committee was corrected to emphasize that Ukraine is not a member of NATO.

“So I’ll say what I know we’re all saying, and I’ll say it again and again: The United States stands firmly with the people of Ukraine. [and] for the defense of the NATO alliance,” it read.

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Harris’ trip followed her defense of not traveling to the southern border, despite her portfolio of illegal migration root causes, telling NBC News that she hadn’t flown to Europe either. .

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