Vice President Kamala Harris has discovered herself in sizzling water over numerous gaffes, missteps and debacles regularly throughout her chaotic first yr on the job. 

She’s frequently mocked, typically criticized and has change into recognized for laughing when confronted with robust questions. Along along with her political struggles managing the southern border disaster and grappling with experiences of dysfunction in her workplace, Harris has had a tough go of it in 2021.

Here are a few of Harris’ most memorable media moments since taking workplace in January: 

Space video produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment, characteristic little one actors

The web lately erupted over the report that little one actors appeared within the first video of a YouTube sequence with Harris known as “Get Curious with Vice President Harris.”

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris meets with civil society change makers who work on LGBT, transgender, and disability rights and climate change, at the U.S. Chief of Mission's residence in Hanoi, Vietnam, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Pool Photo via AP)

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris meets with civil society change makers who work on LGBT, transgender, and incapacity rights and local weather change, on the U.S. Chief of Mission’s residence in Hanoi, Vietnam, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Pool Photo through AP)

The much-criticized video confirmed Harris speaking to a gaggle of kids about her love of science, pleasure over having the ability to see moon craters via a telescope and the significance of getting huge desires. It was produced by Toronto-based Sinking Ship Entertainment, and the truth that a Canadian firm was used for the video did not escape critics’ consideration.

She was extensively mocked for her mannerisms all through the video, which confirmed her appearing overly animated as she talked with the youngsters. Following the discharge of the video, it was revealed that the youngsters auditioned for the sequence when one little one actor advised an area information affiliate he submitted a monologue and was interviewed for his position.

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Harris applauds pupil, who accused Israel of ‘ethnic genocide,’ for talking ‘your fact’

Harris had a viral change with a pupil in regards to the Israel-Palestinian battle in September when she didn’t interject when the coed accused Israel of “ethnic genocide.” Instead, the vice chairman nodded and thanked the coed for talking up.

“Your truth cannot be suppressed,” Harris stated. 

The remark compelled Harris’ workplace into damage-control mode, as staffers scrambled to reassure pro-Israel Democrats of her dedication to the nation.

Crisis alongside the southern border

President Biden appointed Harris as his level individual in terms of the disaster on the southern border in March. In the months since, her critics have questioned what the vice chairman is doing to stem the inflow of migrants that has overwhelmed Customs and Border Patrol brokers.

Harris has advised migrants slightly pointedly, “do not come,” however they’re not listening. She was additionally knocked for not taking a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border for almost 100 days after her appointment as border czar. 

She lastly traveled to to El Paso, Texas, in June for her first go to as vice chairman to the U.S.-Mexico border following mounting criticism from Republicans and the mainstream media alike. However, some observers felt she merely conceded to stress and others known as it a political photo-op a whole bunch of miles from the disaster’ epicenter.

The resolution to bodily avoid the disaster for 3 months resulted in probing questions from reporters, disapproval from lawmakers on either side of the aisle, and an onslaught of social media sizzling takes. 

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‘The View’ COVID testing debacle

This one wasn’t Harris’ fault, nevertheless it needs to be included since she was on the middle of one of the weird media moments in latest reminiscence. Harris was set to look on “The View” when co-hosts Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro had been compelled to depart mid-show after receiving what turned out to be false optimistic coronavirus assessments.

The program shortly went off the rails as the 2 remaining co-hosts, Joy Behar and Sara Haines, had been left confused by the sudden exit of Hostin and Navarro and needed to delay the interview with Harris, which in the end befell through video feed from backstage. What was anticipated to be a prolonged interview lasted lower than 10 minutes in what grew to become a rapid-fire Q&A session. 

Campaigning for Newsom whereas Californians had been stranded in Afghanistan

Harris was criticized in September for touring to California to marketing campaign for Gov. Gavin Newsom, D., whereas Californians had been nonetheless stranded in Afghanistan.

The Republican National Committee put a highlight on the state of affairs in a sequence of adverts. 

“Californians are stranded in Afghanistan. Where’s Kamala?” one cellular billboard stated. “Campaigning in California.”

Another advert torched Harris for campaigning for Newsom amid the disaster, saying that whereas she does so “California children are stranded behind enemy lines in Afghanistan” and inspiring folks to signal a petition to inform Harris “to do her job.”

Los Angeles Times loses religion in Harris

The liberal Los Angeles Times declared Harris had been ineffective in her position in June, solely 5 months after fawning over her so extensively that the paper’s protection was labeled “inappropriate and disappointing.”

The Times was ridiculed on social media in January when it introduced “Covering Kamala Harris,” a mission described as “a beat dedicated to her historic rise to the White House” that was loaded with complimentary content material.

The Times later dialed again the reward, even abandoning an Instagram account devoted to Harris. By August, Harris’ hometown paper knocked her for her position within the botched execution of the U.S. army withdrawal from Afghanistan. The Times famous that following Biden’s resolution in April to withdraw U.S. troops, Harris boasted throughout an interview on CNN “that she was the last one in the room before Biden made his decision, and felt comfortable with the plan.”

The Times published a narrative headlined, “Kamala Harris has touted her role on Afghanistan policy. Now, she owns it too.” 

Harris: Democrats who fled Texas ‘in line’ with legacy of Frederick Douglass, Selma marchers, suffragettes

Harris declared in July that Democratic lawmakers who fled Texas in an effort to dam the state’s new election laws from passing are “in line” with the legacy of civil rights and voting rights leaders and activists. She even stated the Texas House Democratic Caucus had been on par with Frederick Douglass. 

“They took bold, courageous action in line with the legacy of Frederick Douglass, to the legacy that involves women who marched down Pennsylvania Avenue, and all those folks who shed blood on the bridge in 1965 to pass the Voting Rights Act,” Harris stated. “And now, we have in 2021, the Texas Legislature.” 

Harris slammed for claiming rural Americans cannot photocopy their IDs

Harris was criticized in July for arguing in opposition to voter ID legal guidelines, claiming rural Americans cannot get photocopies of their ID’s.

“I don’t think that we should underestimate what that [compromise on voter ID laws] could mean,” Harris stated in an interview with BET News. “Because in some people’s mind, that means you’re going to have to Xerox or photocopy your ID to send it in to prove who you are. Well, there are a whole lot of people, especially people who live in rural communities, who don’t – there’s no Kinkos, there’s no OfficeMax near them.” 

“Of course people have to prove who they are,” Harris continued, however “not in a way that makes it almost impossible for them to prove who they are.”

Rural Americans took subject with the feedback from the vice chairman, suggesting she is out of contact with the nation. 

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Politico experiences Harris’ workplace is ‘rife with dissent’

In June, Politico reported communication points and mistrust between aides and senior officers on Harris’ group, together with her chief of workers Tina Flournoy, have contributed to a “tense and at times dour office atmosphere.”

The report, which cited interviews with 22 present and former aides, alleged individuals are “thrown under the bus from the very top” within the “abusive environment.” 

Symone Sanders, Harris’ high spokesperson, pushed again on allegations of discord on the vice chairman’s workers.

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Disastrous Lester Holt interview

Harris didn’t do herself any favors in her now-infamous June interview with NBC’s Lester Holt. The vice chairman shrugged off criticism about not but visiting the border by laughing and saying “I haven’t been to Europe” both. 

Harris claimed “we have been to the border,” seemingly referring to different administration officers, to which Holt responded that Harris, particularly, had not been to the border. 

“And I haven’t been to Europe. I mean, I don’t understand the point you are making,” she replied, laughing.

Harris was excoriated on social media following the response, with some, together with Republican members of Congress, telling her it was “not a joke to laugh at,” and criticizing her for making gentle of the state of affairs on the border.

Kamala Harris snaps at Univision anchor whereas pressed on when she’ll go to border: ‘I’m not completed’

Harris had a tense change in June with Univision anchor Ilia Calderón over when she would go to the southern border. 

Calderón pressed Harris on how she herself had but to make it all the way down to the US-Mexico border to see the migrant disaster in individual. 

“I’ve said I’m going to the border,” Harris advised the anchor. “And I-“

“When are you going to the border, Vice President?” Calderón requested throughout a distant interview. 

As Harris was talking, she heard Calderón’s barely delayed query, which appeared to not sit effectively. 

“I’m not finished,” Harris sternly replied together with a quick chuckle. “I’ve said I’m going to the border. And also if we are going to deal with the problems at the border, we have to deal with the problems that cause people to go to the border, to flee to the border.”

The change went viral and solely additional contributed to Harris’ political woes relating to the border.

Harris laughs after reporter asks if she plans to go to border: ‘Not right now!’

In March, Harris laughed whereas responding to a query from a reporter who requested if she could be visiting the border amid the rising migrant disaster.

While taking questions from reporters outdoors of Air Force One, Harris was requested if she had “plans to visit” the southern border because the immigration disaster continued to develop.

The vice chairman responded to the question with a “not today” earlier than laughing. She continued on to say that she had visited “before” and that she most likely would return.

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Fox News’ Brooke Singman, Kelsey Koberg, Brandon Gillespie, Brie Stimson, Joseph A. Wulfsohn, Cortney O’Brien, Houston Keene, Jon Brown, Thomas Barrabi Michael Lee contributed to this report.