Democ­rats don’t seem eager to defend Har­ris ahead of 2024

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Ques­tions are once again swirling around Vice Pres­i­dent Kamala Har­ris.
This time, the sto­ry is about whether or not Har­ris is an asset to Pres­i­dent Joe Biden and whether she’s the best choice to join his 2024 tick­et.
For­mer House Speak­er Nan­cy Pelosi (D‑CA) spoke well of Har­ris dur­ing a recent CNN appear­ance but stopped short of endors­ing her for ’24.
“[Biden] thinks so, and that’s what mat­ters,” Pelosi said when asked by Ander­son Coop­er if Har­ris should be on the tick­et.
Pelosi point­ed to Harris’s cam­paign record as Cal­i­for­ni­a’s attor­ney gen­er­al in 2011, call­ing the vice pres­i­dent “very polit­i­cal­ly astute” for win­ning the elec­tion while only hav­ing 6% in the polls at one point.
But when asked again if she believed Har­ris was the best run­ning mate for the pres­i­dent, Pelosi dodged giv­ing an endorse­ment for the sec­ond time, say­ing the vice pres­i­dent gen­er­al­ly does­n’t “do that much” but is “a source of strength, inspi­ra­tion, intel­lec­tu­al resource, and the rest.”
While 54% of Demo­c­ra­t­ic vot­ers are sat­is­fied with Har­ris as Biden’s run­ning mate in 2024, few­er are enthu­si­as­tic, 30%, accord­ing to the lat­est CBS News-YouGov poll. Her approval rat­ings have con­sis­tent­ly lagged Biden’s.
Rep. Jamie Raskin (D‑MD) fol­lowed up the next morn­ing by dis­cussing “the MAGA Right” when asked about Har­ris.
Jake Tap­per then pressed again on Rask­in’s opi …