In a new book titled “This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future,” readers learn that the behind-the-scenes process for selecting Joe Biden’s vice presidential candidate was fraught with disagreements, particularly over the selection of his eventual running mate.
To be fair, it’s not as if this is a huge surprise at this point. Anyone with a functioning brain can see that neither Joe nor Kamala have much use for the other. Joe sent her on a fool’s errand to clean up the border last summer – a border he has no interest in securing. What exactly was she supposed to do?
Then there were the cringe videos of the Obama visit a few weeks ago, and Kamala was so thoroughly implanted in the former president’s orbit that she couldn’t even be bothered to let her supposed boss in. Remember this?
This is the saddest, most pathetic thing pic.twitter.com/LZ78iWAFHu
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) April 5, 2022
As for the book itself, the two authors, both of the leftist New York Times – raising separate questions of the timing of this book’s release – captured quotes from the doctoral First Lady that clearly paint the relationship in a negative light. Fox News had early access to the soon-to-be-released book. They note:
“’There are millions of people in the United States,’ she began. ‘Why,’ she asked, ‘do we have to choose the one who attacked Joe,'” the authors wrote of a conversation Jill Biden had after she learned Harris became a leading candidate to serve as Biden’s running mate.”
I don’t agree with the doctor often, but on this topic she is absolutely correct. Here is part of Jill’s problem with selecting Kamala Harris as veep, taken from one of the DNC debates. She absolutely tears into Senility Joe, capturing thunderous applause by the end of her attack:
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“But I also believe – and it’s personal and…it was hurtful – to hear you talk about the reputations of two United States Senators who built their reputations and career [sic] on the segregation of race in this county. And it was not only that, but you also worked with them to oppose busing.”
“But Vice President Biden, do you agree today that you were wrong to oppose busing in America?”
“That’s why we have the Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act!”
Despite these reservations, Fox provides more context from the book:
“Several from Biden’s inner circle, however, supported Harris on the ticket. Ron Klain, now the White House chief of staff, had been tasked with vetting vice presidential candidates and, according to the book, told Biden early on that Harris was most qualified for the job as she had sought the presidency herself.
“Yes, Harris had attacked Biden more harshly than any other major candidate in the Democratic primaries. Yes, the Biden family had seen it as a smear and a betrayal. In Klain’s assessment, that would work to Biden’s advantage,” the book states. “Choosing Harris will show people that you are magnanimous and forgiving, Klain told Biden. It will show the country just what a unifying leader you can be.”
Apparently, Joe’s own issues were with the fact that Harris has a well-publicized past in sleeping her way to the top. The book writes about her “past romantic relationship” with former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown and Biden is quoted as saying this affair is “the kind of thing that should be off limits.
Amazingly, here we are with Kamala Harris. It is worth asking the question again: Who ius really running the country? Our sitting president didn’t even want his vice president, who failed to get more than1% of the vote in primaries and dropped out of the race, and he got stuck with her anway.