LU contributor Ben Bowles has already commented on Kamala Harris’s curious presence in the background whenever her boss addresses a gathering, but now a new even more peculiar sighting of the vice president has been reported.
It occurred last Thursday when Joe Biden and a bipartisan group of senators gathered outside the White House to report having reached an agreement on an infrastructure package. (Almost instantaneously, Biden did an about-face, announcing that the lack of “human infrastructure” such as climate-change spending was still a deal breaker, but on Saturday he relented, and the original deal is now back on.)
But we’re drifting from the main theme of the post, which is Harris’s appearance at the initial infrastructure press briefing. Perhaps it would be more correct to say “her lack of appearance.”
Look again at the photo at the stop of the page. In fact, study it, and see if you can find the veep.
Give up? Here is the answer:
Here is a closeup for those who need it.
But the question yet to be answered is why she was lurking in the background behind a pillar. Was she asked not to attend the presser and felt slighted? Was she simply curious about what would be said and thought no one would notice her? And if so why? According to U.S. News and World Report, she was present at the meeting.
With each passing day, the Biden-Harris administration becomes the weirdest in the history of the country. A question that looms is how soon they will become the formerest?