Kamala says the quiet part out loud: 'VEEP' is "actually quite accurate" when asked about her job

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Cackling Kamala was interviewed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Wednesday. She seemed a bit taken aback when Colbert asked her what exactly her job was as vice president and whether or not it was like the television show VEEP. She tried to divert away from that question and went into a spiel about how great of a leader Joe Biden is (!) and then Colbert steered her back to his question. What is her job?


She has no idea what her job is but if Biden runs for re-election, she’s all-in to run again with him. Colbert led off with the fact that the appearance Wednesday was her 6th time on the show. It was the first time since she became vice president so Colbert asked her about the job. Kamala began her answer by saying she knew Colbert is a fan of VEEP. Then it went downhill.

Don’t worry, I won’t subject you to the whole clip. The question about her role is at the beginning, then you can stop watching if you want to.

She’s just a heartbeat away from sitting in the Oval Office. Scary.

President Joe Biden’s No. 2 laughed it off when The Late Show host Stephen Colbert asked her if being vice president was like an episode of Veep, to which Harris grinned and said parts of the sitcom are ‘actually quite accurate.’

‘I know you love Veep,’ Harris said when pointing her finger at Colbert after acknowledging that her life in Washington, D.C. is similar to what is depicted in the HBO comedy series.

‘I do – I love Veep. Is it accurate?’ Colbert asked.

‘There are bits of it that are quite accurate,’ Harris grinned.

She shared an anecdote about a real-life Veep moment when one of her staffers forgot to open the fireplace flue when lighting a fire and accidentally filled her office with smoke.

Colbert asked, ‘what’s the actual role on a daily basis?’ noting that Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ character Selina Meyers is frustrated in the show by the ‘vague duties of the role.’

‘Does that ring true?’ Colbert asked.

‘Well, I have the great privilege of serving with Joe Biden, who is the President of the United States… and was vice president,’ Harris dodged, noting that Biden understands what it’s like to be VP and is a ‘true partner’ and ‘extraordinary leader.’

‘That’s an excellent answer and, uh, the question was what’s the job of the vice president,’ Colbert grinned.


Kamala is used to softball questions and interviewers who don’t really expect her to answer questions. It’s unusual that Colbert took the time to circle her back to his question. No one knows what Kamala does all day. From the looks of things, she doesn’t do anything other than make some phone calls and take some meetings, if we believe her answer.

The VP cited a recent ‘example’ of her duties – attending last month’s Munich Security Conference, where she declared Russia committed ‘crimes against humanity’ in its invasion of Ukraine.

It sounds like a cushy job, right? No wonder she cackles all the time.

She went on to criticize the description of Putin’s war in Ukraine as a territorial dispute by DeSantis, as many Democrats and Republicans are doing. If only he understood the issues as she does…

‘When you have had the experience of meeting and understanding the significance, again, of international rules and norms – and the importance of the United States of America standing firm and clear about the significance of sovereignty and territorial integrity, the significance of standing firm against any nation that would try to take by force another nation,’ explained Harris.

She went on to list her meetings with prime ministers, presidents, kings and other world leaders, claiming it has given her the perspective to understand the importance of U.S. involvement internationally.

‘If you really understand the issues, you probably wouldn’t make statements like that,’ she said of DeSantis.


Good heavens. You can’t make this stuff up, not even Hollywood writers. Does Kamala know the history of DeSantis? Besides graduating from two Ivy League colleges, he was commissioned in the US Navy and served at GTMO before deploying to Iraq. He was a legal adviser for Seal Team Six. But, yes Kamala, do go on about your knowledge of the issue of war and peace. The woman can’t articulate a policy or a political position to save her life. She’s all word salad all the time.

Kamala is in Iowa today lecturing voters about abortion. It’s her first trip to Iowa since she became vice president. It’s re-election time so she made the trip. She’s talking about the issue nearest and dearest to her heart. Ugh. If only she took her job as border czar as seriously as she does her outreach to voters on abortion.

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Jazz Shaw 9:20 AM | April 19, 2024