Although Joe Biden said on Monday, during his late-coming speech on the Afghanistan situation, that “the buck stops here,” he probably should have checked with his VP first who passed the buck to him.
Vice President Kamala Harris reportedly did not want any part of facing the music on Sunday after the catastrophic collapse of Afghanistan. The U.S. humiliation on the world stage set off public demands to hear from the president; but in the absence of the Commander-in-Chief, any White House explanation about the disastrous finale in a two-decades-long war would have sufficed.
According to multiple reports, Harris was asked to address the American people on Sunday about the unraveling situation in the war-torn country, but refused. As the Taliban threatened the lives of thousands of Americans and allies in Kabul, pressure mounted on the White House to look the people in the eye and explain what happened. Yet, no one did.
A well-placed source inside the White House informs Becker News that Kamala Harris objected to addressing the nation on Sunday. The source reports that Kamala Harris could be heard screaming, “They will not pin this s*** on me!” Furthermore, the source reports that Jill Biden was at Camp David deflecting calls being made for Joe Biden.
Joe Biden left the White House late last week to begin a two-week summer vacation in Delaware as multiple crises escalate in the U.S. and across the world.
Biden was forced to return to the White House on Monday to deliver a press conference on the situation in Afghanistan.
After giving his address, Biden headed back to Camp David and it’s unclear what he plans to do.
— Philip Melanchthon Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) August 16, 2021