The liberal Los Angeles Times said Vice President Kamala Harris has been ineffective in her role only five months after fawning over her so hard that the paper’s coverage was labeled “inappropriate and disappointing.”
The L.A. paper was ridiculed on social media in January when it announced “Covering Kamala Harris,” a project described as “a beat dedicated to her historic rise to the White House” that was loaded with complimentary content.
A piece published Wednesday by staff writer Noah Bierman headlined, “Essential Politics: Failure of elections bill shows limits of Kamala Harris’ influence,” shows what a difference five months can make.
“Fast forward three weeks, and Democrats are where many thought they would be: nowhere. The Senate killed the House-passed ‘For the People Act’ on Tuesday, with Democrats lacking the 60 votes to overcome a Republican filibuster,” Bierman wrote. “As for Harris’ role, the takeaway was how little we saw of her. No dramatic trips to the Senate to court votes. No statements on how to find compromise. No known talks with West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, the sole Democratic holdout in supporting the bill.”
The Times writer then took another shot at Harris, noting “her lack of any significant engagement in the Senate has not been a surprise” to anyone who has paid attention to her political career.