Vice President-elect Kamala Harris gave her first interview after the Electoral College met to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election. A one-on-one at her Alma mater Howard University with ABC anchor Robin Roberts that aired on Good Morning America Wednesday.
Among the soft-pressing topics was her background, President Trump, the stimulus package details, and COVID-19. Harris said officials in Washington need to “stop living in a bubble,” and come together to pass a stimulus bill. Even though she refers to those serving in the halls of Congress like she is no longer there. Sure, the American people need help in this difficult time, but to say people need to come together when you’ve been part of that group comes off disingenuous.
Roberts asked Harris about California Gov. Gavin Newsom and why her colleague felt it was necessary to enforce strict COVID-19 orders on others while he dined at fancy restaurants. The soon-to-be Vice President didn’t have a straight answer about it, She said, “I think we all have to understand that right now this is a moment for everyone to sacrifice. And if we are going to get through this together as a country, then we all have to do it.” No follow up from Roberts asking why Newsom was hypocritical. Also, nothing about Harris’ other colleague, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, ignoring Coronavirus guidelines for a blow out.
The interview went on to talk about Harris’ husband, Doug Emhoff, making history as the country’s first second gentleman. A great accomplishment, but has nothing to do with the crisis people are facing right now. This was a huge miss by Roberts. She had the perfect opportunity to ask the questions that matter to everyday working Americans and failed to do so.
Listen to Pat’s thoughts on the Robin Roberts interview with Kamala Harris below.