Now we all are quite familiar with Charlamagne The God‘s approach to things, of holding absolutely no punches when it comes down to forwarding his opinion!
In a recently aired episode of his new talk show on Comedy Central, Charlamagne kept the same energy for Vice President Kamala Harris in asking her whose really running things within the Biden Administration .
Seeming agitated by his question and overall comment Vice President Harris Responded, “Come on, Charlamagne. It’s Joe Biden. No, no, no, no. It’s Joe Biden. And don’t start talking like a Republican, asking whether or not he’s president. It’s Joe Biden.”
“And I’m vice president and my name is Kamala Harris. And the reality is because we are in office, we do things like the child tax credit, which is going to reduce Black child poverty by 50 percent.”
She continues, “It is the work of saying we’re going to get lead out of pipes and paint because our babies are suffering because of that. It is the work of saying people who ride public transit deserve the same kind of dignity that anybody else does. So, let’s improve that system.” She added, “I hear the frustration, but let’s not deny the impact that we’ve had and agree also that there is a whole lot more work to be done and it is not easy to do. But we will not give up and I will not give up.”
According to The Hill the conversation got awkward between Harris and Charlamagne also known as Lenard Mckelvey, when a White House aide appeared to try to hurry up the remote interview before the vice president could answer his question during a taping of the show on Friday.
The “Breakfast Club” radio show host ripped Manchin throughout his talk with Harris, saying the centrist lawmaker is “ruining this country” and “blocking progress.” The TV personality’s comments came as Democrats in Congress have expressed frustration with Manchin over his hesitancy to back the $2 trillion social spending and climate bill before the end of 2021.
Asked why Manchin is “allowed to constantly hold up Biden’s agenda,” Harris replied that “every vote matters” in the 50-50 Senate.
We have to listen to the voices who represent their districts,” she said.
Charlamagne said Democrats risk losing the support of Black voters in the midterm elections next year and in the 2024 White House race because “the stuff [Manchin’s] holding up progress on are hurting people” and “hurting Black people in particular.”
But Harris argued that it is not just Democrats who are holding up Democratic priorities.
“Here’s the thing, though,” Harris said. “I think it’s a mistake to try and think about this only through the lens of Democrats versus Democrats when the fact is Republicans are consistently and unanimously standing in the way of progress.”
“Right now, we are debating whether democracies actually can survive or is autocracy better, which is basically one person or one group telling everybody what they should do,” Harris said of voting rights legislation. “This is what’s at stake right now for America. And you can tell I’m a bit frustrated – more than that, actually – that people are making this into a partisan issue instead of stepping up to say save our democracy.”