The following transcript is taken from the Pro America Report.
Welcome, welcome, welcome. Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. Hey, great to be with you. I have a very short opening WYNK because we’ve got some recorded interviews coming up, so I want to get to this quickly. One of the great privileges of doing this program, especially making it into to a podcast, is it gets sent out all over the country.
And I got a text, no, it was a Facebook message this morning from my old friend Frieda Keough from Missouri. And she said, I didn’t understand your point on the WYNK, it was too messy. It was a long day yesterday. So I’m sorry about that. I tried to combine a couple of things and I didn’t do a good job, but the beauty of it is because Frieda texted me or Facebook messaged me.
I got another chance today, and it’s as important. Here’s why: just on Thursday morning, Simone Sanders, who is the senior advisor to Kamala Harris and her chief communications person, one of the most senior African Americans in the Biden administration. She was at CNN when I was there. She was really obnoxious on the air and not much better off the air. She just was not a very pleasant person.
But she went early for Bernie Sanders. Actually, she went for Sanders four years ago or five years ago, whenever it was. And this time she went for Biden and she’s African American. She’s pretty well spoken, I have to say, she knows how the game is played. And she’s really young. And she was with Biden early. And so she was in on the early part while she didn’t get the big job in the White House, which was a surprise. And then she got the senior senior job with Kamala Harris.
But here’s my point. If Simone Sanders is quitting from a job like that, it says something about Kamala Harris. And what people have said about Kamala Harris is she doesn’t keep top talent because she listens mostly to her sister and herself, and whoever she’s listened to has given her bad advice.
But here’s what else I want to tell you. If Simone Sanders is leaving when she can look across the White House and see how frail Biden is, that tells you that there’s no way the Democrats are going to let Kamala Harris ascend to the presidency. So now you have to say to yourself, if Kamala Harris resigns, say she takes an appointment, Supreme Court, some said, maybe she takes a big job, maybe she… I don’t know what she would do.
But if she left, again, I go back Here’s what happens: the vice presidency, if it’s vacant, must be appointed by the President. But it must then be confirmed by both houses of the U.S. Congress, Senate and… the Senate Chamber as well as the U.S. House of Representatives. So right now, if Joe Biden nominated a successor to Kamala Harris, he could probably get that person through, right? A Democrat. They’d negotiate. But it’s all Democrats in the House and all enough Democrats, 50/50 in the Senate.
Although I guess it would be crazy, they wouldn’t have a tie breaker if Kamala Harris goes. But that’s what they’d have to do. After next year, if the Republicans get control, you’ve got no way to do it. You couldn’t fill it because the Republicans could block any appointment to, any nomination and not confirm it.
So my point in all of this was simply that something is going on in the White House. And the biggest reason is because it looks like the political writing is on the wall next fall in 2022. Now it’s a long way off. I still think there’s a lot of things that can happen, including stealing the elections, which is one thing Frieda Keough works hard to stop.
But that’s what I meant yesterday with that. So, my point here is the power play, the dynamics going on in the White House, because they know Biden so unpopular and fading, and they know Kamala Harris is even more unpopular. Power politics is wild to watch.
All right, I got to take a break. We’ll be right back. It’s Ed Martin here in the Pro America Report, back in a moment.