Sen. Kamala Harris, freshly added to the Biden ticket, is already facing opposition from within her own party as the Democratic continues to show they might not be all in on the Biden ticket.
The supporters of the Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders – who have already been hesitant to back Biden at all – are now voicing concerns with the pick, suggesting that they would have preferred an even more radical pick.
Brihanna Joy Gray, Sanders’ former communications director, who has been skeptical of Biden since Sanders exited the race back in April, was just one example.
“We are in the midst of the largest protest movement in American history, the subject of which is excessive policing, and the Democratic Party chose a ‘top cop’ and the author of the Joe Biden crime bill to save us from Trump. The contempt for the base is, wow,” Gray said on Twitter.
Gray was certainly not alone, however, as other progressive Democrats joined in to shed light on the fact that a Biden – Harris ticket might not be strong enough to defeat President Trump.
Michael Tracey, brought up Harris’ abysmal presidential campaign, pointing out that Harris never won a single state and was bested in the presidential debates by Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.
“Kamala’s presidential campaign was a total humiliating disaster. One of the worst of all time, considering the amount of unearned hype she received. Did everybody miss that, or what?” Tracey tweeted.
On top of the criticism for the Harris pick, former top Obama advisors are now revealing that Biden, in fact, was not given the ability to choose the VP himself, and that Harris was not his top choice.
Senior Obama campaign advisor David Axelrod admitted Biden was forced to accept Harris as a running mate, and that his first choice was Michigan’s Tyrant of a Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
“Others Biden considered may have fit more comfortably into partnership with him,” Axelrod wrote in an op-ed for CNN. “He reportedly clicked well with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, but she would not have fulfilled the desire of those who prioritized a candidate of color.”
“Whitmer, a White moderate pick, also would have raised questions among supporters of progressive champion Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, widely viewed after a lifetime of advocacy and a strong campaign for president as a tough, brilliant and capable policymaker,” Axelrod continued, exposing that Harris was not even Biden’s second pick.
“But some also saw Warren as the most polarizing of the potential candidates, who would have been offered by Trump as evidence that the moderate Biden is merely a Trojan Horse for the left,” Axelrod said.
Perfectly timed, the Trump re-election campaign also blasted the pick, rolling out dozens of email attacks in a 24 hour period ahead of what is set to be an all-out attack on Harris.
Trump campaign adviser Mercedes Schlapp said on Wednesday having Harris on his ticket proves that there has been a “complete socialist takeover” of Biden’s campaign.
“When you have the fact that GovTrack rated her as the most liberal senator in the Senate, it is incredibly troubling,” Schlapp told “The Story” host Martha MacCallum. “And when you look at her record, I mean, this is clearly the complete socialist takeover of Joe Biden by adding Kamala Harris to the ticket.”
Schlapp added that a close look at Harris’ record should trouble independent and centrist voters. This might just be enough to drive more moderate voters away from a Joe Biden campaign which is clearly facing immense pressure from the far-left.