Everyone knows White House tensions have reached a boiling point, but no one knew it was this bad.
While this slip up appears to be unintentional, it’s important not to ignore these idiosyncratic moments in history that act as a foreshadowing of what’s to come.
On Monday, Joe Biden gave a victory lap on the White House lawn in celebration of passing a bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. The signing ceremony comes at a time when numerous reports have exposed the growing tensions between Bien, Harris, and their respective staffers.
Not to mention the White House rumor that Joe Biden is planning to nominate Kamala Harris to the Supreme Court despite promises not to pack the court while on the campaign trail.
After Biden thanked his cadre of deplorables, including his Vice President, it was Kamala’s turn to speak, and this is where it got awkward.
Harris, Biden and union member Heather Kurtenbach all approached the stage together to give separate speeches celebrating the bipartisan bill. The announcer, however, assumed that Kurtenbach would be the first person to speak, despite Harris approaching the microphone first. Harris handled the snafu with a brief joke.
Announcer: “Please welcome Heather Kurtenbach”
Kamala Harris: “In a moment.” pic.twitter.com/oLo2R4NArY
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) November 15, 2021
The signing ceremony celebrated the passing of Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure package, which passed with bipartisan votes in both the House and the Senate. Republican Ohio Sen. Rob Portman spoke at the event, and Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Susan Collins of Maine and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana also attended.
The bill passed following extensive negotiations that took place largely among different wings of the Democratic Party. Moderates like Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona butted heads with the more radical wing comprised of New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her squad of like-minded representatives.
The bill represents a semblance of hope for Biden and the Democrats who are in shambles, failing to gain traction with the American people.
This slip-up is merely a representation of not only the growing discontent within the White House, but the utter hatred the American majority has against the Biden-Harris administration.
Author: Elizabeth Tierney