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Dick Morris: Biden Aides Attacking Harris to Prevent Her From Invoking 25th Amendment

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Tensions between Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have been heating up for months.

Speaking on “The Cats Roundtable” radio show, former Bill Clinton strategist Dick Morris said Biden’s aides are leaking stories criticizing Harris because they are concerned she will invoke the 25th Amendment in an attempt to remove the president from office.

Morris began by citing a New York Times article that “talks about how Harris is not ready for prime time. She was antagonizing her staff. She screwed up on the trip to the border.”

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Morris said he thinks the leak for the story “must have undoubtedly come from the Biden forces.”

Morris said that this makes sense, because: “The rumor I keep hearing from sources close to the White House is that Biden is getting worse. That the dementia is really becoming noticeable and harder to control and harder to camouflage. I believe there may be a move coming to invoke the 25th Amendment against Biden and replace him with Harris.”

“Biden’s people are pushing back against it by shooting at Harris and saying that she’s not really ready to be president,” Morris said.

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Morris said it’s clear to him the leaks to the NYT came from Biden’s allies because “the only reason for them to do that [is to push back] against the 25th Amendment coup.”

Morris added that “the Democrats are realizing they’re cooked in 2022… They will lose the House. The Senate, they might also lose. I think that there is a sense of panic among Democrats.”

Rumors began circling in December that Biden’s administration is looking into the idea of replacing Harris as vice president and nominating her to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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White House insiders are painting a picture of total chaos and discontent between Biden and Harris, according to CNN.

“Kamala Harris is a leader but is not being put in positions to lead,” a top Democratic donor said. “[Biden] should be putting her in positions to succeed, as opposed to putting weights on her. If you did give her the ability to step up and help her lead, it would strengthen you and strengthen the party.”

“That chatter has already reached top levels of the Biden orbit, according to one person who’s heard it,” CNN reported.

“She’s perceived to be in such a weak position that top Democrats in and outside of Washington have begun to speculate privately, asking each other why the White House has allowed her to become so hobbled in the public consciousness, at least as they see it,” the report said. “Republicans and right-wing media turned Harris into a political target from the moment she was picked for the ticket. And implicit racism and sexism have been constant.”

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“When Biden picked Harris as his running mate, he was essentially anointing her as the future of the Democratic Party,” the report said. “Now many of those close to her feel like he’s shirking his political duties to promote her, and essentially setting her up to fail. Her fans are panicking, watching her poll numbers sink even lower than Biden’s, worrying that even the base Democratic vote is starting to give up on her.”

Harris’ own approval ratings have taken a nosedive, with only 42% of registered voters saying they have a favorable opinion of her.

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Over the summer, a new survey reveals that several Democrat strategists are alarmed at Harris’ sinking poll numbers and are questioning whether she would actually harm the party in the 2022 midterm elections.

With Harris being so unpopular, strategists worry that she won’t be able to help Democrats on the campaign trail in November’s midterms.

Harris has become the most unpopular vice president six months into an administration since at least the 1970s.

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