Recently Kamala Harris appeared on late-night host Steven Colbert's show, and he managed to stump on what her actual job is.
Colbert used the show Veep to ask Harris what her role is and it didn't go well.
"One of the themes of the show is that her character, Selina Meyer, is frustrated by the sometimes vague duties of the role. It’s a high constitutional office but does not describe what you’re supposed to be doing. Does that ring true? Like, what’s the actual role on a daily basis as you have found it?" Colbert asked.
"Well, I have the great privilege of serving with Joe Biden, who is the President of the United States… and was vice president," Harris responded.
"He does, he does," Harris replied. "He really is a true partner and he understands that job. And remember, we came in during the height of the pandemic. And so much of the work was about okay, we’ve got to cover a lot of bases and let’s figure out between us how we can do it. But he’s an extraordinary leader and I wish people could see what I see because there’s only one person who sits behind that Resolute Desk. And the decisions that person has to make are the decisions that nobody else in the country can make. And he’s an extraordinary leader. He really is."
"That's an excellent answer and, uh, the question was what's the job of the vice president," Colbert pressed.
Then came the infamous cackle.
"And your answer is part of the job, I'm guessing," Colbert joked.
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The rest of the interview didn't go well.
Colbert asked Harris about Biden's decision to go ahead with the Willow oil drilling project despite backlash from the left.
Below was a response only Harris could give.
Kamala Harris on left-wing protests over the Willow Project:
"I think that the concerns are based on what we should all be concerned about, but the solutions have to be, and include, what we are doing in terms of going forward in terms of investments." pic.twitter.com/QZLU7OXIsO
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