Vice President Kamala Harris has declared she is prepared to be president “if necessary” while brushing off mounting concerns about Joe Biden’s age ahead of their campaigns for a second term.
CBS News asked Harris during an interview for “Face the Nation” to respond to concerns about Biden’s age.
Reporter Margaret Brennan asked Kamala Harris if she was prepared to become President
“Yes, I am, if necessary,” she said.
She concluded, “But Joe Biden is going to be fine.”
Harris then emphasized that she works with Biden “every day” and touted the administration’s work under his leadership.
As The Daily Fetched reported last month, most Americans believe Joe Biden is too old to serve a second term as president, according to a new Associated Press/NORC poll.
There are also concerns within the Democratic party about Biden’s health.
If Biden wins in 2024, he would be 82 when he takes office, and Harris would be 60.
Harris gave similar remarks to The Associated Press when asked if she feels prepared for the possibility of becoming president.
“Yes,” Harris said, adding, “I’m answering your hypothetical, but Joe Biden is going to be fine, so that is not going to come to fruition.”
During the CBS News interview, Brennan brought up remarks from Republican presidential candidates, including comments from Nikki Haley that “a vote for Joe Biden is a vote for Kamala Harris.”
“We’re delivering for the American people. And the reality of it is that, unfortunately, very few of those who challenge our administration actually have a plan for America,” Harris said
“They’re honing in on you. Why do you think that is? How do you respond to those attacks?” Brennan pressed the vice president.
“Listen, this is not new. There’s nothing new about that … They feel the need to attack because they’re scared that we will win based on the merit of the work that Joe Biden and I, and our administration, has done,” Harris said.