Stacey Abrams: Criticisms Of Vice President Kamala Harris Linked To Race And Gender

‘Misogyny and racism remain very prevalent in our politics,” Abrams says.

Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams blames “misogyny” and “racism” for the unfair criticism Vice President Kamala Harris faces.

During an episode of Inside With Jen Psaki segment on Sunday (Nov. 5), MSNBC host Jen Psaki asked Abrams, as a Black woman politician, to weigh in on whether Harris would receive the “huge amount of scrutiny through her entire time in office” if she were a White man.

“No, no, not at all. We will always question the person behind the person, but we cannot ignore the misogyny and racism remain very prevalent in our politics. And for those behaviors that don’t rise to either misogyny or racism. There’s also just the difference,” Abrams said.

“Our expectations are set for the traditional white male vice president. So what it’s always been, it’s what it’s always been. We are not always great with new, but more importantly, I know if you filter through the critiques, if you think about how she is castigated there, it is inextricably linked to race and gender. I applaud the poise with which she has responded.”

Harris has faced questions about her management style and ability to serve as president after several top-level staffers left her office, including her former spokesperson Symone Sanders, who MSNBC hired in 2022 to host a program on the network.

Others have criticized her for not solving the intractable migrant border crisis, and conservative media highlights gaffes and stumbles when she delivers speeches.

Harris, the first woman of color vice president, had a 37.2 percent approval rating on Nov. 1, according to the political polling site FiveThirtyEight.

The Washington Post reports that prominent Republicans, including GOP presidential candidates, have targeted Harris recently, painting her as the personification of the woke left.

Speaking at an August GOP fundraiser, former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, a 2024 presidential candidate, warned the audience that conservatives are really running against Harris – not President Joe Biden. Fellow GOP candidate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis criticized Harris at the event for visiting Florida to“create phony narratives about his war on woke.

Black Conservative Behind Florida Black History Curriculum Responds To Kamala Harris’ Criticism

Black Conservative Behind Florida Black History Curriculum Responds To Kamala Harris’ Criticism

Meanwhile, a CBS News survey in September found that three years into her job, Harris scores high marks among Democrats who say they are now less enthusiastic about her than when Biden selected her as his running mate.

Democrats in that poll gave her a 78 percent approval rating, compared to 31 percent of independents and just 10 percent of Republicans.

In August 2020, 58 percent of Democrats were “enthusiastic” about Harris. That figure has plummeted to just 30 percent today. But a higher percentage of Democrats are now “satisfied” with Harris at 54 percent, compared to 34 percent three years ago when Biden chose her as his running mate.

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