Vice President Kamala Harris said she's ready to lead the nation if President Joe Biden is unable to finish his time in office.
Harris shared the comments during an interview at the Southeast Asian Nations summit this week.
🔔 | Kamala Harris says she’s ready to take over the presidency if Joe Biden becomes unfit to lead https://t.co/thneaLymjd
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"Joe Biden is going to be fine, so that is not going to come to fruition," she told the Associated Press in Indonesia.
"But let us also understand that every vice president — every vice president — understands that when they take the oath they must be very clear about the responsibility they may have to take over the job of being president," she added.
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"It’s beyond obvious that, were Joe to drop his re-election bid, Democrats wouldn’t vote to make Kamala the nominee," a New York Post op-ed stated.
"Indeed, some top Dems (including Sen. Liz Warren) are already publicly nervous about Harris being at the bottom of the ticket," it added.
Kamala Harris has revealed she is "ready" to take over as President of the United States, should the current POTUS Joe Biden become unable to fulfill the role.https://t.co/U8paDlXKC7
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"Biden is the oldest-ever President of the United States and will turn 81 in November," VT reported.
"Eight of the 45 men who have served as President died while they were in office, with four being assassinated and four dying of natural causes," it continued.
Harris also holds even lower approval numbers than Biden. The president's approval rating was recently noted by CNN as the lowest of any modern president since former President Jimmy Carter who lost after his first term.
The latest comments from Harris also come after a series of public statements that have left her the center of comedy with her speeches often referred to as "word salad" over the mix of statements that have appeared nonsensical.
The vice president may claim she is ready for the job but the American public may not be as convinced, leading to an issue for Biden and Harris as the duo seek to win a second term in the White House next year against a comeback bid by former President Donald Trump.