Vice President Kamala Harris was mocked as being "utterly incapable" after a recent report addressed concerns from fellow Democrats.
The concerns come as her husband, Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff, steps up in a more visible role in responding to antisemitism as the first Jewish spouse of a president or vice president.
Kamala Harris mocked as 'utterly incapable' as husband emerges as key Biden admin player https://t.co/ELBhi789qZ
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 2, 2023
"She talks as if she's reading a pop-up book to a group of 4-year-olds," former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer said on "The Faulkner Focus." "The intonation, the way she speaks… she's not a serious vice president. She wasn't a serious candidate. She flops in the public eye, and that's because we see who she truly is."
"You ask anybody in California who knew her as attorney general, they'll say she wasn't up to the job," he continued.
"Then as a senator, she was able to sort of just hide in rhetorical salads because a lot of them do that, and now as vice president it shows. So we have a vice president who is utterly incapable of ever becoming president, and that's worrisome," he added.
In interviews, more than a dozen Democratic leaders and activists expressed misgivings about Kamala Harris at the top of the Democratic Party.
Many Democrats “don’t know enough about what she’s doing,” one leader said. https://t.co/frQ5c5b7wN
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 30, 2023
Washington Post reporter Cleve R. Wootson Jr. revealed that several Democrats have expressed concerns about Harris in the White House.
"Harris’s tenure has been underwhelming, they said, marked by struggles as a communicator and at times near-invisibility, leaving many rank-and-file Democrats unpersuaded that she has the force, charisma and skill to mount a winning presidential campaign," Wootson wrote.
Kamala Harris anonymously hit by Democrats questioning her 'basic political skills' https://t.co/03eSw83Jnk
— Fox News (@FoxNews) January 31, 2023
The news comes as the Post noted Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) failing to endorse Harris.
"I really want to defer to what makes Biden comfortable on his team," Warren said Friday.
"I’ve known Kamala for a long time. I like Kamala. I knew her back when she was an attorney general and I was still teaching and we worked on the housing crisis together, so we go way back. But they need — they have to be a team, and my sense is they are — I don’t mean that by suggesting I think there are any problems. I think they are."
The problems continue to pile up for Harris as she seeks to stand out ahead of Biden's plans to announce a run for reelection in 2024.