As the 2024 Presidential election draws ever closer, there has been an increased focus on the possibility of Vice President Kamala Harris assuming the role of Commander-in-Chief in the event that President Joe Biden is unable to fulfill his term.
Democrats have reportedly grown more comfortable with this idea, and a Suffolk University/USA Today poll published Tuesday reveals that 86% of Biden supporters have a moderate or high level of comfort with this scenario.
Former Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says that Democrats are pushing hard for Biden’s re-election so they can install Harris as president after he steps aside or resigns – allowing her to assume power without having to face heavy competition in the 2024 election cycle.
“The DNC’s strategy to ensure the Democrat establishment remains in power is to re-elect Joe Biden, no matter how old or capable he is, and then get him to resign or step aside and install Kamala Harris as president,” said former Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, an Independent who ran for president in 2020 as a Democrat.
Gabbard also says that Harris is “clearly not qualified to serve as commander in chief” and believes it would be “disastrous and dangerous” if she were to become our first female president.
“She will be untested and unelected and ready to act as the Democrat Establishment’s puppet president. She will then have the advantage and power of incumbency to run in 2028,” she told the outlet.
“None of this is possible if Biden doesn’t run. If Kamala were to try to run for president herself, there would be heavy competition and no way she would win. This is why they are uniting around Joe Biden’s re-election – to ensure Kamala Harris is able to assume the throne unchallenged,” Gabbard noted further.
“This should be a major issue for voters, but the mainstream media will continue to try to cover for her because they don’t want the American people to know the truth: a President Kamala Harris would be disastrous and dangerous for all Americans and our country,” she said.
Democratic pollster Doug Schoen agreed with Gabbard’s assessment about Harris’ lack of qualifications for office – noting her dismal approval ratings.
Leo Terrell, a civil rights lawyer and a contributor to Fox News, believes that Democrats will try to sell the country on a “Biden-Harris” package for 2024.
“They have no choice. Democrats would alienate their most loyal constituency, black females, if they do not sell Harris as a viable replacement for President Biden. This is the problem Democrats will face because they play identity politics. When you select a candidate based on skin color or ethnicity in lieu of competence, you end up with a Kamala Harris. Moreover, the Democratic donor base has demanded that Harris be presented as a competent replacement,” he said.
“There is no way in hell the American public believe that Kamala Harris is qualified to replace Joe Biden, or to serve a single second as president of the United States of America,” he said.
Marc Lotter, a former special assistant to President Trump who is the chief communications officer for the America First Policy Institute, said Harris’ low polling numbers don’t “surprise” him.
“Make no mistake, Harris will certainly be an anchor on the Democrat ticket, given her horrible approval ratings and history of being a very poor candidate,” he told the network.
Clinton-Gore Campaign consultant Hank Sheinkopf suggests Democrats are hoping beyond hope that Biden will remain healthy enough throughout his four year term so they won’t have to rely on Harris taking over at any point during his tenure.