Vice President Elizabeth Warren is reportedly not returning phone calls to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) over comments the senator made in January.
Warren called Harris on multiple occasions to apologize for comments made during a radio interview about whether she should be President Joe Biden's running mate during a second run for the White House.
Kamala Harris not returning calls to Elizabeth Warren: Report https://t.co/OfppiURUq3
— Laconia17 🇺🇸🇬🇷🇬🇧🇳🇿🇮🇱🇨🇦🇦🇺🖖 (@Laconia171) March 13, 2023
"I really want to defer to what makes Biden comfortable on his team," Warren told Boston Public Radio. "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," she added.
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) March 12, 2023
"Several people close to Warren said the senator was calling to explain her statement as purely a mistake – a fumbling, unintentional attempt to avoid stepping on a campaign announcement from the president," CNN reported.
"A spokesperson for Warren pointed to the statement the senator issued hours after the original interview clarifying what she said, and an additional person close to Warren cited a personal and political relationship that goes back to being the first senator to endorse Harris for Senate and said of her support, 'she didn’t mean to imply otherwise,'" it added.
Well, well well! I guess Warren sees she stepped in it. People won’t forget soon. When the WH drags you,clean-up is needed. Shame on her.
Warren clarifies she's all in with Biden-Harris ticket for 2024 https://t.co/gPQ3pb1uJ7
— Kriss (@KMC4wauk) January 29, 2023
“I fully support the President’s and Vice President’s re-election together, and never intended to imply otherwise,” Warren told GBH News in a statement.
“They’re a terrific team with a strong record of delivering for working families," she noted.
Harris has continued to show signs of struggling in public speeches in ways that have led even some Democrats to question whether she should remain on Biden's 2024 ticket.
After being celebrated as the first African American female vice president, Harris has struggled to find success now in her third year in office, including widespread pushback over her lack of help in her role in responding to the border crisis.
The future now may be in question and Warren is caught in the crossfire for even mentioning the idea out loud.