"I am Kamala Harris, my pronouns are she and her, and I am a woman sitting at the table wearing a blue suit,” Harris and her round table party all introduced themselves by their pronouns and gave descriptions of their outfits. The group gathered to discuss how the overturn of Roe V. Wade would affect the disabled community.
Each person at the table introduced themselves in the same way, one lady in particular wanting the public to know she was “wearing a see through mask so you can see my red lips.”
Harris has received criticism for her introductory strategy, though she stands by her choice Tweeting out her mission to "strive to be a model of diversity, inclusion, and accessibility, today and every day." This goal was her reasoning for describing everyone's clothing with such detail.
Despite her efforts, Twitter is having what Fox News described as "a field day" as users mock her introduction.
Though some people jumped to Harris’ defense, explaining that the clothing description aids visually impaired people, those praising Harris are a drop in an ocean of Tweets critiquing her decision.
These supportive Tweets will likely not be enough to raise Harris’ popularity. The Hill reported that due to a large number of Harris’ staff abandoning their positions there will be a lack of “diehard Harris loyalists.”
The Hill interviewed prior Harris staffers on the subject of the Vice President’s dwindling popularity.
“It’s always been a problem,” said one former Harris aide. “You have to have your people around you.”
“Politics is about relationships and the relationships with the people around you,” the second former staffer said. “I think there’s a lot of improvement needed there.”
In an attempt to redeem her shrinking staff, Harris has enlisted the help of “Jamal Simmons, as her communications director, and Lorraine Voles, her new chief of staff who served as a communications director to former Vice President Al Gore and then as an adviser to Hillary Clinton.”