Kamala Harris Comes Clean, Sinks Joe Biden: “It’s real, and it’s rough, the cost of groceries has gone up, the cost of gas has gone up”
Vice President Kamala Harris went on ABC with ex-Clinton hack George Stephanopoulos to try to salvage her plummeting numbers as rumors swirl around DC that Biden and Harris have had a falling out.
Instead, she all but sunk President Joe Biden by coming clean on the number one issue facing Americans, inflation. If Biden can’t figure this out, his hapless Chief of Staff Ron Klain blamed oil companies for the high gas prices yesterday, he is done.
Kamala said: “This was a good week, and this week when we got this Bipartisan Infrastructure Act passed and signed by the president, makes a statement about all of the hard work that has gone into it, month after month after month. I’ve traveled around the country, as has the president.
“We have convened members of Congress, we have convened people around our nation, asking, ‘what do you want?’ And this is a response to what they want. And it’s actually going to hit the ground in a way that is going to have direct impact on the American people. We’re getting things done, and we’re doing it together.”
“So, you don’t feel misused or underused?” Stephanopoulos said.
“No,” Harris said. “I don’t. I’m very, very excited about the work that we have accomplished. But I am also absolutely, absolutely clear-eyed that there is a lot more to do, and we’re gonna get it done.”
Inflation came up and Kamala said:
“It’s real. And it’s, it’s rough. Groceries, the cost of groceries, has gone up, the cost of gas has gone up. And, as this is all happening, in the context of two years of a pandemic. Over 700,000 lives lost much less the loss of livelihoods and, and a sense of normalcy. So, it’s a lot. And it’s one of the highest priorities actually, for the president and for me.
“Essentially what we need to do is, we need to bring down the cost of living and so we’re dealing with this issue in a number of ways.
“The short-term issue, and the long-term issue.
“We passed this week, the infrastructure bill, bipartisan infrastructure bill, and that’s going to be about repairing roads and bridges and bringing internet and high speed internet to all families.
“But also we need to deal with the cost of child care, the cost of prescription drugs, the cost of housing, and that’s what we intend to do when we get the Build Back Better agenda passed.”
“I know you hope to get that passed, but as you know, several people including Senator Manchin, who could be the key vote on Build Back Better, believe that the bill is actually going to make inflation worse,” Stephanopoulos said. “That’s why they’re holding back.”
“So, here’s the thing, talk tot 17 Nobel laureates who are economists, who actually have studied the issue and have indicated that we’re not looking at a contribution to inflation, but actually we’re going to bring prices down.
“In fact, today Moody’s and a number of others have said, listen, when you look at the numbers, the whole point about inflation and why it hurts us is because prices go up. With the Build Back Better agenda, it’s gonna bring the cost down, again, cost of child care, elder care, housing.
“These are very critical issues for American families, who have to make very difficult choices about whether they can afford to pay for child care, or prescription drugs, or, or pay the rent.
“So, that’s what we’re going to actually accomplish, accomplish with this, is to bring the prices down,” she said.
EXCLUSIVE: Asked about the steep rise in inflation by @GStephanopoulos, VP Kamala Harris says bringing down the cost of living is “one of the highest priorities actually, for the president and for me.” https://t.co/38sK1CWxSX pic.twitter.com/W6nY6crkIR— ABC News (@ABC) November 18, 2021