Kamala Harris is facing a whirlwind of problems.
With her poll numbers tanking, most Democrats believe she couldn’t beat Donald Trump in 2024.
And jaws dropped when Kamala Harris made this announcement about Pete Buttigieg.
With Harris and Buttigieg already demonstrating they have presidential ambitions with their 2020 campaigns, if Joe Biden does not run for re-election, the 2024 Democrat Presidential primary could feature an unprecedented situation where multiple administration officials are running against one another in order to secure the nomination.
Buttigieg gained momentum in that matchup with Harris’s horrible numbers now terrifying to Democrats.
According to a new USA Today/Suffolk poll, only 28 percent of Americans approve of the job Kamala Harris is doing as Vice President.
This has led to several reports over the past few weeks hinting that Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is planning to challenge Kamala Harris for the 2024 nomination in the likely event that Joe Biden decides to step aside and not seek re-election.
That’s why jaws dropped over the news that Harris was traveling to North Carolina with Buttigieg to help sell the administration’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill.
The two Democrat leaders travel together as rumors intensify about the likelihood of either of the two running for president in the future, once Biden is finished.
Buttigieg is seen by most Democrats as thriving in his new position, while inside Washington prominent Democrats quietly question what’s wrong with Harris and her team.
Harris’s team expressed frustration that Buttigieg rumors continue circulating, some describing the buzz as disrespectful to the vice president in conversations with reporters.
Should Joe Biden decide to step aside in 2024, it would create an unprecedented situation in the Democrat Presidential primary where multiple administration officials run against one another in order to secure the nomination.
Democrats believe Kamala Harris is fatally wounded politically, and thus believe she is easily beatable in a primary.
And Pete Buttigieg could be who Democrats choose to replace Kamala Harris with in 2024.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.