Vice President Kamala Harris was booed during a March Madness college basketball game this week during her former college’s lopsided loss.
The vice president told the team in part, “Until the last minute, you guys did that. You didn’t stop until the last second, and that is so inspiring.”
She added later that “You are hard work. You are powerful, and you are winners.”
Harris was booed by fans when shown on the arena’s video screen.
The news also follows an interview Harris gave with Stephen Colbert on the Late Show. When Colbert asked about Harris’ experience compared to the fictional vice president in the show Veep, Harris gave a winding response.
The vice president said that President Biden was “an extraordinary leader.” Colbert said that this was an “excellent answer,” but reminded her that the original question was about the role of the vice president.
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When asked about the White House’s approval of the Willow oil project in Alaska, the vice president said that “the concerns are based on what we should all be concerned about, but the solutions have to be and include what we are doing in terms of going forward, in terms of investments.”
The White House approved the drilling project in the arctic state, which is expected to last for 30 years.
The project’s developer ConocoPhillips predicts that the project will provide 614 million barrels of oil during its lifetime. The Biden approval led to sharp criticism by those on the left, including protesters outside of the vice president’s appearance on the Late Show.
The vice president is currently ranked among the most disliked federal officials. Harris is currently rated by RealClearPolitics’ polling average as having lower than a 39% favorability rating. This is below Biden and former President Donald Trump.
Harris previously served as senator from California prior to running for president in 2020 and was picked by Biden as his running mate that year.