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Fox News host Will Cain speculated this week that Kamala Harris was “used” for Joe Biden’s presidential ticket but has been “missing in action” since they took office.
During a segment on “The Five,” Cain and the panel discussed where Harris has been as the Biden administration is jumping from one crisis to another.
Ranging from the unprecedented surge of illegals at America’s southern border to the disastrous withdrawal of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, Harris has been noticeably absent.
“If I’m Kamala Harris right now, I’m extremely offended because you have been used,” Cain said.
“They used you to pander to a voting base to get votes. They had a minority, they had a woman and now that they don’t need her, they have shelved her because her approval rating is -19,” he continued.
“Kamala has a right to be very, very upset,” he said.
“But the Biden administration is in a very tough position. Do we admit that we used Kamala to get elected, or do we run her back out and hurt our numbers the way hers have plummeted?” Cain asked.
Co-host Shannon Bream added that Harris’ own presidential campaign never took off and she was forced to drop from the race.
“She was a great fit for this ticket,” she said. “But remember during the primaries she never caught on fire. She wasn’t great in the primary debates. She wasn’t polling well, she couldn’t raise money… So while she was a good fit on the ticket, whether she can be a good leader and manage things well is a totally different question.”
Greg Gutfeld suggested Harris prefers to stay hidden while Biden’s presidency takes a tumble, and is currently being kept “behind the glass like an ax.”
“They’re just waiting for the right time to break the glass and take her out,” he said. “We really don’t know how bad she is but Democrats are going to assume it can’t be any worse than this.”
Harris continues to busy herself with activities that make her appear detached from current and unfolding events and disasters including the worsening situation in Afghanistan and the ongoing illegal migrant crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border.
In fact, it appears that Harris is doing “everything she can” to avoid fulfilling her roles and responsibilities as the Executive Branch’s second-in-command amid escalating questions about President Joe Biden’s mental capacities.
“Neither Joe Biden nor Kamala Harris is people you wanna call if you need to be rescued,” conservative author and pundit Tammy Bruce said during an interview Thursday morning on “Fox & Friends” in response to Ainsley Earhardt’s framing of the twin crises in Kabul and along the border, as well noting that Harris will be “jetting off to California” to attend a campaign event being held by embattled Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom.
“This is a woman who is arguably — could be the most powerful woman in the world who the international press would view and take seriously,” Bruce continued.
“She couldn’t wait to get out of the country,” Bruce added, a reference to Harris’ trip this week to Singapore and Vietnam just as the situation in Afghanistan was getting worse amid a rush to get Americans out before the Aug. 31 deadline, the urgency of which was only compounded by the twin bombings near the airport in Kabul that left at least four Marines killed and three others wounded along with other Americans.
“But no, she couldn’t do that,” Bruce continued. “It’s as though she’s doing everything she can to not do her job.”
Following the debacle in Afghanistan, Harris also faced doubts about her leadership abilities ahead of her Asia trip from world leaders and allies.