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Kamala Harris former spokesperson Symone Sanders says claims of a rift between VP and Biden are ‘palace intrigue,’ claims ‘chaos’ in her office is ‘overreported’ and hints negative stories are sexist

  • Vice President Kamala Harris’ former spokesperson Symone Sanders knocked down rumors of a rift between Harris and President Joe Biden
  • She suggested journalists are just thirsty for some drama 
  • ‘There’s palace intrigue. There’s not much else to talk about. This is not a drama-filled White House, right?’ she told New York Times columnist Kara Swisher 
  • Sanders also said in a podcast interview that reports of ‘chaos’ in the VP’s office were ‘overreported’ and suggested they were sexist  

Vice President Kamala Harris’ former spokesperson Symone Sanders knocked down rumors of a rift between Harris and President Joe Biden suggesting journalists are just thirsty for some drama.   

‘There’s a lot of chatter and I just feel like people need – I don’t know. Well, I do know. There’s palace intrigue. There’s not much else to talk about. This is not a drama-filled White House, right?’ Sanders told The New York Times columnist Kara Swisher for an episode of her podcast, Sway. 

Sanders, who just launched an eponymous show on MSNBC, told Swisher she believed reports of ‘chaos’ inside the vice president’s were ‘overreported’ and suggested they were sexist. 

Vice President Kamala Harris' former spokesperson Symone Sanders knocked down rumors of a rift between Harris and President Joe Biden suggesting journalists are just thirsty for some drama in a new interview with The New York Times columnist Kara Swisher

Vice President Kamala Harris’ former spokesperson Symone Sanders knocked down rumors of a rift between Harris and President Joe Biden suggesting journalists are just thirsty for some drama in a new interview with The New York Times columnist Kara Swisher 

Symone Sanders told Kara Swisher that she believed reports of 'chaos' inside the office of Vice President Kamala Harris (pictured) were 'overreported' and suggested they were sexist

Symone Sanders told Kara Swisher that she believed reports of ‘chaos’ inside the office of Vice President Kamala Harris (pictured) were ‘overreported’ and suggested they were sexist

‘I’m trying to think about the last time I read stories about male-elected officials like that,’ Sanders continued. ‘My experience with the vice president is that she is a boss that asks people to bring their best to work every day. Same experience I had with the president, similar experience that I’ve had with the United States Sen. Bernie Sanders, when I worked for him. Same experience I had with gubernatorial candidates and governors.’ 

‘So I just, I really think it’s hyped and overblown,’ the MSNBC host added. 

Sanders said she didn’t believe that Harris had been ‘sidelined’ by Biden. 

‘I think that the president, vice president have a good relationship. And the vice president understands and, like every other vice president before her, that at the end of the day, it is the president’s decision,’ Sanders explained. ‘So she’s, in my experience, been extremely supportive of that.’ 

Sanders added that she believed ‘a lot of people in the media continue to treat the vice president as through she is an active candidate fo roffice.’ 

‘And when people are looking at her as some kind of heir-apparent every single day, they were looking for stories and angles that show something is going on there,’ she continued.  

Sanders said it’s expected that Harris would be attacked – pointing out that she’s the first woman and woman of color to hold her job. 

Symone Sanders (right), who recently launched a show on MSNBC, worked as a spokesperson for Vice President Kamala Harris (left) after working on the Biden campaign and before that on Sen. Bernie Sanders' 2016 bid

Symone Sanders (right), who recently launched a show on MSNBC, worked as a spokesperson for Vice President Kamala Harris (left) after working on the Biden campaign and before that on Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2016 bid 

‘She’s going to get attacked because it is easy to – I think they’re trying to scare people, for lack of a better term,’ Sanders said. ‘Some of our Republican friends are trying to scare people. It’s similar to what happened with President Obama. The othering, the birtherism, the same thing going on here, people, OK?’

Sanders said it was ‘right-wing propaganda’ that stoked stories about some Democrats wanting Biden to appoint Harris to the Supreme Court, in order to get someone seen as more electable in her position ahead of re-election. 

Sanders also talked about the president’s sagging poll numbers, echoing some of Biden’s recent comments about how swaths of the American public are unfamiliar with his record. 

‘A number of young voters out there think that Joe Biden hasn’t done anything on student debt cancellation, and that’s actually not true,’ Sanders used as an example. 

In suggesting how her party could be helped ahead of the midterms Sanders said it was about ‘knowing what has been done and constantly putting that forward for the American people.’  

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