Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., formerly became the Democratic Vice Presidential nominee on Thursday night.
But if she’s elected, don’t expect House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. to bow down.
In an interview with The Washington Post, Pelosi made sure to point out that she’ll still be the most powerful woman in America, even if Biden’s running mate lands in the White House in January.
Pelosi was asked to speak on Harris — who made history by becoming the first Black and Indian American woman to accept a major party’s vice presidential nomination — and Pelosi took the opportunity to downplay Harris’ influence if elected.
” … I’m not sure how powerful the vice president is,” Pelosi said.
Her words were seen by critics as a subtle shot toward Harris, just after her nomination. In a time when Democrats should be rallying around the base, it seems that petty D.C. politics are still at play.
Her sentiments made it clear that Biden would be the one making the power moves.
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” … I’m sure that Joe Biden will extend to Kamala Harris the same strength that President Obama extended to him,” she said.
“But that is all derivative from the president of the United States. So I’m hoping that that will be the case and I can just do my job as speaker and enjoy the thought that there is a vice president who is a woman, a woman of color.”
It’s safe to say, Pelsoi relishes her role as rank and file leader of the Democrats — and isn’t afraid to battle her own party.
Look no further than the constant infighting with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., since her 2018 election to the House. The far-left Ocasio-Cortez has frequently clashed with Pelosi over who is the voice of the party — Pelosi is having none of it.
Pelosi consistently makes it clear — the halls of D.C. and in the mainstream media — that she holds the power, not AOC.
Consider Kamala Harris warned.
The Horn editorial team