As Americans continue to struggle with historic inflation, weakening economic prospects, and rising crime waves, Vice President Kamala Harris appeared to be focused more on office etiquette.
According to a new book, Harris reportedly gets angry when White House staffers do not rise to their feet when she comes into the room.
According to the Independent Journal Review:
That’s one of the bizarre revelations from the book “This Will Not Pass,” co-authored by New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns.
The duo appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday to discuss some disturbing findings from their research, which exposes the deep fissures between Harris and President Joe Biden’s aides.
Host Chuck Todd recounted: “Here’s one anecdote you have: ‘Harris worried that Biden’s staff looked down on her; she fixated on real and perceived snubs in ways the West Wing found tedious.
“‘When Harris walked into a room, the White House staff did not stand up the way they did for Biden. The vice president took it as a sign of disrespect.’”
Todd went on to express shock that the White House actually held a meeting to discuss the issue after Harris demonstrated her fury at Biden’s staff for failing to be subservient enough.
“What was astonishing here is apparently, there was a meeting about this,” Todd said.
“Yes,” Martin replied. “The chief of staff to Kamala Harris telephoned the West Wing and told a senior adviser in the West Wing to Biden, ‘The VP has noticed this and she would like folks to stand — staff members to stand — when she enters the room.’”
The author continued: “This pulls back, I think, the curtain on what this White House is really like. The tensions are deep and they are real between the VP’s office and the West Wing.”
“What is hovering over all of this, Chuck, is ’24,” Martin said. “Is Biden going to run again? And if not, is it going to be VP Harris?”
“That is the mood music hanging over the entire Democratic Party right now, as are Biden’s poor numbers.”