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Is He Wrong? Biden Refers To Kamala Harris as 'President-Elect'

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Presumptive President-elect Joe Biden appeared to accidentally refer to presumptive Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as “president-elect” on Tuesday.

While talking about the new coronavirus vaccines that are being distributed, he mentioned how Harris received her shot earlier that day.

“I took it to instill public confidence in the vaccine. President-elect Harris took it, took hers today for the same reason,” Biden said in Wilmington, Delaware, according to the New York Post.

Sure this was likely just another Biden gaffe. But is he wrong?

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It has been clear from the start that in comparison to typical vice presidents, Biden’s vice president would have to be someone who was younger and willing to take on an active role in the administration.

At age 78, Biden would be the oldest president sworn in should he be inaugurated on Jan. 20.

By contrast, Harris is 56 years old.

Biden has suggested in the past that he wants to serve as a transition president to younger progressive leadership and that he wants other people at the helm beside him.

Citing concerns about his age, reports even surfaced last year indicating Biden would not run for re-election if he became president.

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“If Biden is elected … he’s going to be 82 years old in four years and he won’t be running for re-election,” an adviser to the Biden campaign told Politico in December 2019.

Harris would easily sail to the Democratic nomination if Biden decides against a second term, making her one of the most progressive presidential nominees in United States history.

The late Sen. John McCain said during the 2000 election, “The vice president has two duties. One is to inquire daily as to the health of the president, and the other is to attend the funerals of third-world dictators. And neither of those do I find an enjoyable exercise.”

Harris is not only looking forward to these exercises, but almost certainly has her sights set on the Resolute Desk as well.

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Cameron Arcand is a political commentator based in Phoenix, Arizona. His "Young Not Stupid" column launched at The Western Journal in January 2021, making Cameron one of the youngest columnists for a national news outlet in the United States. He has appeared on One America News and Fox 5 DC. Since 2019, he has been a Young America's Foundation member.
Cameron Arcand is a political commentator based in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2017 as a school project, he founded YoungNotStupid.com, which has grown exponentially since its founding. He has interviewed several notable conservative figures, including Dave Rubin, Peggy Grande and Madison Cawthorn.

In September 2020, Cameron joined The Western Journal as a Commentary Writer, where he has written articles on topics ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic, the "Recall Gavin Newsom" effort and the 2020 election aftermath. The "Young Not Stupid" column launched at The Western Journal in January 2021, making Cameron one of the youngest columnists for a national news outlet in the United States. He has appeared on One America News and Fox 5 DC. He has been a Young America's Foundation member since 2019.
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