Kamala Harris, the Vice President of the United States, has been hiding from the media for almost a full year after a controversial interview with NBC News anchor Lester Holt, according to The New York Times.
The article, published Monday, highlights the difficulties that Vice President Harris has faced in her role and cites sources within the White House who have expressed their frustration with the Vice President’s absence from the public eye.
The June 2021 interview with Lester Holt caused widespread backlash after Vice President Harris struggled to explain the Biden administration’s strategy for securing the border. The Vice President falsely claimed that she had been to the border, which only heightened the criticism.
Despite being a high-ranking official in the government, Vice President Harris has been noticeably absent from the media in the past year. Since the Holt interview, she has made very few television appearances and has only been interviewed a handful of times throughout 2022.
Some in the White House believe that Vice President Harris has been avoiding the media out of fear of making mistakes and disappointing President Biden.
Her last televised interviews occurred in the first four months of 2022 and she has not conducted any major interviews for the remainder of the year.
Despite her lack of media presence, Vice President Harris has continued to focus on her priorities and has made trips to Guatemala to address the root causes of migration.
However, for many Republicans and passionate conservative voters, her absence from the media raises questions about her ability to effectively lead and represent the American people.
The Vice President’s office and the White House have not responded to a request for comment.