According to a report made by Politico, Vice President Kamala Harris in an interview that will air on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, those who contest the results of the election and elected officials who support the rioters from the Jan. 6 uprising are to blame for the United States’ diminished standing abroad.
“Through the process of what we’ve been through, we’re starting to allow people to call into question our commitment to those principles,” Harris said. “And that’s a shame.” [Source: Politico]
The statement was made in response to a query from host Chuck Todd regarding the message that threats to American democracy from within send to other countries.
Attacks on democracy are extremely destructive and dangerous, in my opinion. And it weakens us, added Harris.
She reflected on her time serving on the Senate Intelligence Committee, saying that the members of the committee were nonpartisan in their attention to dangers to national security.
As Americans, rather than through some party prism, Harris added, the nation should respond to internal threats to democracy in the same manner.
In response to Todd’s inquiry regarding Democrats’ interference in this year’s Republican primary, the vice president chose not to respond immediately.
In order to increase their prospects of winning over moderate voters in the general election, Democrats have come under fire for supporting hard-line Republican candidates in the primaries.