Vice President Kamala Harris has gotten herself into a pickle before over her talks on space. Last October, it was outed that a YouTube Kids original video she participated in included child actors, leading to some heavy mockery for days. So you would think the VP would be on her game the next time she was asked to confront the topic of space. You would think.
After reportedly receiving a briefing on the work of the U.S. Space Force and U.S. Space Command advancing national security, the Vice President stopped by Vandenberg Space Force Base to speak to members of the U.S. Space Force.
“Our Administration is working to establish international rules and norms for space. Yesterday at Vandenberg Space Force Base, I announced a new commitment that will help promote peaceful and responsible behavior in space,” Harris announced in a tweet from the vice president’s account.
Missing from her tweet, however, was the part that later emerged in a video clip of her explanation of space to Space Force members in a tone and cadence that almost resembled a poor attempt at slam poetry for kindergarteners.
“Space is exciting,” Harris begins in one clip. “It spurs our imaginations, and it forces us to ask big questions. Space? It affects us all. And it connects us all.”
The wreckage quickly began online with critics pointing out the absurdity of the words she chose to say out loud to a room full of adult members of Space Force. One of the most highlighted comments was from singer and songwriter Bradley Skistimas of “Five Times August” who compared her speech to a book report on space she was unprepared to deliver.
"the queen of saying nothing while talking," added musician Tilian Pearsonilian Pearson.
"Kamala Harris is one of the most inauthentic people to ever hold office," said Caleb Hull.
"The space between her ears definitely effects us all," Jason Buttrill tweeted.
BlazeTV host of "The News & Why It Matters" Sara Gonzales was reminded of high school:
A longer video of the speech is also available for those who want more of the Kamala-talks-space experience.