[Ed. – This article was published a month ago, on Aug. 18, but Harris is still nowhere to be found, which is remarkable.]
While President Biden and key members of his national security team have borne the brunt of criticism and outrage over the swift fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban — and the scenes of chaos and carnage as Americans and Afghans attempt to get out of the country — Vice President Kamala Harris has kept a conspicuously low profile.
It’s a far cry from April 25, when Harris appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” and proudly affirmed to host Dana Bash that she had been, as Bash put it, “the last person in the room” with Biden when he decided to end US involvement in Afghanistan.
“And you feel comfortable [with Biden’s decision]?” Bash followed up.
“I do, and I’m going to add to that,” Harris said. “This is a president who has an extraordinary amount of courage.