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Pelosi tries to help Kamala Harris when asked simple question about 2024 — but accidentally kneecaps her instead

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House Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi (D) refused to answer on Wednesday a simple question about Vice President Kamala Harris and the 2024 election.

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper asked Pelosi whether she believes Harris is the "best running mate" to help President Joe Biden win re-election. But instead of answering the question with a "yes" or "no," the California Democrat responded with the five Ds of dodgeball: dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge.

"[Biden] thinks so and that's what matters," she told Cooper.

"Do you think so?" Cooper followed up.

Cooper's second attempt also proved to be a failure. Pelosi described Harris as "very politically astute" and someone who does not get "enough credit." But she did not say whether she personally believes Harris is the correct running mate for Biden.

"But do you think she is the best running mate though?" Cooper asked a third time.

In this instance, the third time was not the charm. In fact, Pelosi acknowledged that Harris barely does anything and justifed her lack of accomplishment as something that comes with vice presidential territory.

"She is the vice president of the United States. Some people say to me, 'Well, why isn't she doing this or that?' I say, because she's the vice president. That's the job description. You don't do that much, you know," Pelosi told Cooper.

Cooper asks Pelosi twice if Harris is best running mate for Bidenyoutu.be

The question was prompted by David Ignatius' most recent Washington Post column in which he declared that neither Biden nor Harris should run for re-election if Democrats want an opportunity to retain control of the White House.

Pelosi never stated her position on the matter, obviously in an attempt to help Harris. But what she didn't say spoke louder than what she did say.

The fact that Pelosi neither wants to endorse Harris for re-election nor outright say that Harris is a liability to the 2024 Democratic Party ticket implies Pelosi believes Democrats stand a better chance at retaining the White House with a different vice presidential candidate but cannot say who exactly that person should be without showing political weakness.

On the other hand, she gave Cooper a definitive answer when asked whether Biden is the best presidential candidate for Democrats in 2024: "Yes."

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