Vice President Kamala Harris lashed out at negative coverage in the media, but she ignored tough questions about numerous staffers leaving her embattled office.
Harris made the comments during an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle that was published Sunday.
"Oh, how about, 'She's going to buy a pot on her way to the airport,' after a very significant and highly successful bilateral meeting in France on issues that are about national security, on issues that are about climate, on issues that are about what we are doing in terms of international norms and rules on everything from cyber to space," she complained.
"Come on," Harris added.
The vice president was referring to criticism she received when she purchased expensive cooking pots during a trip to France. Local reports estimated her cookware purchase to add up to about $600 at a time when many Americans were suffering from the costs of high inflation.
The newspaper said she "sidestepped" questions about damaging reports that dysfunction in her office has led to resignations of high-profile staffers, including Symone Sanders, who worked as her spokesperson, and communications director Ashley Etienne.
"Harris twice did not directly answer a question about lessons she had learned and whether she wished she'd done anything differently over the past year," the Chronicle reported. "But she said her goals for next year include more travel around the country to sell the administration's priorities."
Polling in August found that a majority of Americans thought Harris was unqualified to take on the duties of the presidency, should the occasion arise. Only 43% said that she was "qualified" or "very qualified" to be president.
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