Cozy With Kamala: CBS Boasts ‘Harris Was Born for This Second in Historical past’

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CBS Sunday Morning host Jane Pauley appears to have discovered her new Democrat to gush over for the subsequent 4 years. After mourning Hillary Clinton’s loss to President Trump, praising Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (CA) return to energy, and getting flirty with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Pauley acquired cozy with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as she showcased a number of segments impressed by Harris and her rise to the place.

“Wednesday can also be the day we begin addressing Kamala Harris as madam vice chairman, a change that’s the fruits of all she has labored for,” Pauley gushed in her opening tease. The remainder of the tease was made up of extra reward and quips about Harris’s husband Doug Emhoff (Click on “broaden”):

PAULEY: An unprecedented vice chairman for unprecedented instances. Kamala Harris and Joe Biden will likely be sworn into workplace on Wednesday, dealing with immense challenges. Is Kamala Harris prepared?

HARRIS: I eat “No” for breakfast! [Laughter]                                                   

PAULEY: Plus, we’ll meet the person who will likely be by her aspect.

HARRIS: There was an entire dialog about — principally amongst his buddies — whether or not he ought to simply be known as the primary dude.

[Laughter]

PAULEY: First dude.

DOUG EMHOFF: And different names that I am unable to repeat on nationwide tv.

PAULEY: Arising, the primary girl to be vice chairman and the primary second gentleman.

At one level declaring “it may appear that Kamala Harris was born for this second in historical past,” Pauley additionally touted how Harris can be breaking ties within the Senate. “In a Senate now cut up 50/50 between Democrats and Republicans, as vice chairman, Harris will forged tie-breaking votes. A cut up Senate has solely occurred 3 times earlier than,” she hyped.

 

 

From there, Pauley and Harris each agreed that the Capitol riot proved that the American individuals have been the nation’s personal worst enemy:

PAULEY: How are you going to take a look at that agenda with out it by means of the veil of what we noticed on January sixth? Once we noticed, how did Walt Kelly put it in Pogo, “we have seen the enemy and it’s us?”

HARRIS: And it’s us.

PAULEY: And that’s true irrespective of which aspect you’re on —

HARRIS: However Jane, this isn’t new.

Harris additionally went uncontested when she in contrast the riot to such notorious occasions because the Japanese assault on Pearl Harbor. “It’s outrageous, and we are going to bear in mind it like now we have remembered a few of the most important — December 7. We’ll bear in mind January 6 – There are particular issues we’re at all times going to recollect as an assault of the foundations and the elemental rules and beliefs which we maintain pricey,” Harris proclaimed.

Not lengthy after she let Harris get away with the comparability, Pauley shamelessly doted for Emhoff, not sure of what to name him:

PAULEY: I do not know, do I – do I name you Doug? How do I tackle you?

EMHOFF: You may name me Doug.

PAULEY: Okay. Doug. Doug.

Look out Cuomo, you will have … competitors?

The phase on Emhoff alongside ran for nearly seven minutes (6:42) and featured tales about how they have been launched by a mutual buddy. There was no such flattery for Mike and Karen Pence 4 years in the past.

The transcript is under, click on “broaden” to learn:

CBS’s Sunday Morning
January 17, 2021
9:01:44 a.m. Jap

JANE PAULEY: Wednesday can also be the day we begin addressing Kamala Harris as madam vice chairman, a change that’s the fruits of all she has labored for, as we mentioned once I paid her a go to a number of days in the past.

KAMALA HARRIS: Whereas I will be the first girl on this workplace, I can’t be the final.

PAULEY: An unprecedented vice chairman for unprecedented instances. Kamala Harris and Joe Biden will likely be sworn into workplace on Wednesday, dealing with immense challenges. Is Kamala Harris prepared?

HARRIS: I eat “No” for breakfast! [Laughter]

PAULEY: Plus, we’ll meet the person who will likely be by her aspect.

HARRIS: There was an entire dialog about — principally amongst his buddies — whether or not he ought to simply be known as the primary dude.

[Laughter]

PAULEY: First dude.

DOUG EMHOFF: And different names that I am unable to repeat on nationwide tv.

PAULEY: Arising, the primary girl to be vice chairman and the primary second gentleman.

(…)

10:06:29 a.m. Jap

PAULEY: In a Senate now cut up 50/50 between Democrats and Republicans, as vice chairman, Harris will forged tie-breaking votes. A cut up Senate has solely occurred 3 times earlier than. This one comes after two Democratic Senate victories within the Georgia runoff elections only a day earlier than the Capitol takeover. Nonetheless, the obstacles to the incoming administration’s lengthy to-do record are monumental.

How are you going to take a look at that agenda with out it by means of the veil of what we noticed on January sixth? Once we noticed, how did Walt Kelly put it in Pogo, “we have seen the enemy and it’s us?”

HARRIS: And it’s us.

PAULEY: And that’s true irrespective of which aspect you’re on —

HARRIS: However Jane, this isn’t new. It’s outrageous, and we are going to bear in mind it like now we have remembered a few of the most important — December 7. We’ll bear in mind January 6 – There are particular issues we’re at all times going to recollect as an assault of the foundations and the elemental rules and beliefs which we maintain pricey. Sure, I agree with you in that regard. However, c’mon, individuals strolling round carrying the Accomplice flag?

This isn’t new show. We have seen this. We noticed this over the course of the final 4 years. And we’ve seen it in our historical past and the world’s historical past earlier than.

PAULEY: It may appear that Kamala Harris was born for this second in historical past.

(…)