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Awkward! White House Announcer Appears to Snub VP Harris at Infrastructure Signing

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In an embarrassing exchange or lack thereof, the White House announcer skipped over Vice President Kamala Harris during the signing ceremony of the bipartisan infrastructure bill. The announcer stated, “please welcome Heather Kurtenbach” which forced the vice president to say “In a moment” so she could give her speech.

Media is speculating whether or not the mistake was purposeful following a disastrous CNN report on Harris. “The snub is very likely a flub, but it nevertheless served as a metaphor for Harris’ current travails, coming just a day after a CNN report that her office is facing internalized dysfunction and an absence of focus and that President Biden’s aides were fed up with hers” reports Fox News.

Biden signed the bipartisan infrastructure package into law during a ceremony on the White House lawn Monday, after months of negotiations. A spokesperson for Harris pointed Fox News to tweets from vice presidential staff as well as White House press secretary Jen Psaki’s tweet defending the vice president’s “vital role” in the administration.

The CNN’s piece about the vice president and her office’s operations is painful from the first paragraph:

Worn out by what they see as entrenched dysfunction and lack of focus, key West Wing aides have largely thrown up their hands at Vice President Kamala Harris and her staff — deciding there simply isn’t time to deal with them right now, especially at a moment when President Joe Biden faces quickly multiplying legislative and political concerns.

The exasperation runs both ways. Interviews with nearly three dozen former and current Harris aides, administration officials, Democratic operatives, donors and outside advisers — who spoke extensively to CNN — reveal a complex reality inside the White House. Many in the vice president’s circle fume that she’s not being adequately prepared or positioned, and instead is being sidelined. The vice president herself has told several confidants she feels constrained in what she’s able to do politically. And those around her remain wary of even hinting at future political ambitions, with Biden’s team highly attuned to signs of disloyalty, particularly from the vice president.

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  1. BlueBoomerang

    November 17, 2021 at 10:40 am

    Biden and the congress should look into what’s legally needed to remove a standing VP from office. She’s a ‘toady’ who’s nothing more than ‘token window dressing’ at best. She was given her position purely to placate the BIPOC (aka: everyone other than white) voters.

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Tim Scott Slams Biden For Executive Order Stealing From His Police Reform Bill

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On Wednesday evening, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) slammed President Biden for apparently stealing key pieces of Scott’s police reform bill, the JUSTICE Act, which stalled in the Senate in 2020 over opposition from Democrats.

“After the radical ‘defund the police’ movement helped create the current crime wave, President Biden is pursuing a partisan approach to many of the exact same policy solutions I proposed in the JUSTICE Act just two years ago. The fact is Democrats used a filibuster they call racist to block my reforms that they’re now embracing,” Scott said in a statement.

“While my proposal added funding to help local law enforcement comply with higher standards, the Democrats’ proposal sets departments up for failure by issuing unfunded federal mandates,” he added. “Making it harder for police to do their jobs to the best of their ability should be a nonstarter, yet that’s exactly what the Biden plan does. I’m disappointed that the president who campaigned on unity has once again fallen into the trap of divisive politics.”

Among many other similarities between the JUSTICE Act and Biden’s executive order, they both would have created a database for law enforcement officer misconduct, created a database for use-of-force by officers, and banned chokeholds.

President Biden has a long history of presenting other people’s work as his own. When Biden was a student at Syracuse Law School in 1965, he plagiarized 5-pages from a law review journal. During his first failed presidential campaign in 1988, Biden repeatedly plagiarized from speeches by multiple politicians. Even Biden’s “Build Back Better” slogan was stolen from a United Nations initiative.

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Biden ‘allies’ concerned with Hollywood lawyer’s ‘aggressive public defense of Hunter Biden’

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Hunter Biden’s Hollywood attorney buddy Kevin Morris is reportedly upsetting President Joe Biden’s “allies” with his very public defense plan for Hunter. Among the defenses is a plan to question the validity of, and story behind, the New York Post’s exclusive 2020 story on Hunter’s laptop found at a Delaware repair shop.

Another issue of concern, according to a New York Times report, is that Morris gave Hunter a loan totaling over $2 million to pay off his tax debts and take care of his living expenses. “It potentially echoes the cash he received while serving on the board of a Ukrainian oligarch’s company and pursuing deals with a Chinese tycoon, the Times said.”

But President Biden’s supporters want his scandalous son to stay out of the public eye and avoid going to trial. Morris’ tactics, however, are making a big splash. For one, he was recently accused of “spying” on filmmakers who are making an independent movie “My Son Hunter.” The movie allegedly paints an unflattering portrait of the Biden family.

The Times said Morris may try to use footage he shot on the movie’s set located in Serbia to try and “undermine” the film and the laptop. Another potential issue for the Bidens is how Morris came to  be in possession of Hunter’s controversial artwork.

Morris is rumored to be an art collector, and according to one source, Morris might have received Hunter’s art as a gift. The Times cited two people familiar with the story.

Everything is exacerbating the scrutiny the White House has already been under, when it comes to Hunter’s scandals. Hunter and Morris met at a fundraiser for then-candidate Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.

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