A soon-to-be-released book reveals that First Lady Jill Biden and President Joe Biden were not on board with picking Kamala Harris to be Joe Biden’s vice president, according to Fox News.
The book is This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future, which is co-authored by New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns.
Fox News has obtained an excerpt of the book, which provides a behind-the-scenes look at the vice-presidential selection process that took place during Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign. The excerpt reveals a conversation in which Jill Biden took issue with Harris being the frontrunner to be her husband’s number two.
“There are millions of people in the United States,” Jill Biden is quoted as saying. “Why do we have to choose the one who attacked Joe?”
Jill Biden, no doubt, was referring to the infamous 2019 Democratic primary debate in which Harris attacked Biden for opposing federally-mandated school busing.
Jill Biden, though, wasn’t alone in opposing Harris’s selection to be her husband’s vice president. It turns out that Joe Biden was also against the selection of Harris.
Joe Biden, according to the book, took issue with Harris’s “past romantic relationship with Willie Brown, the former San Francisco mayor who had appointed Harris to a pair of minor political positions.” Biden reportedly said that this is “the kind of thing that should be off-limits.”
As we now know, though, Harris ended up getting the job despite Joe and Jill Biden’s protestations. It turns out that Biden’s advisers, including now-White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain, thought that Harris was the best candidate for the job.
In the crazy world that we live in, the Bidens’ were right on this one. Harris has been nothing but a disaster during her tenure as vice president.