The clause of the Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris about the future Harris administration confirms the rumors about the incapacity of the presidential candidate Joe Biden, the Americans are unlikely to elect him as the country’s leader; however, if this happens, it cannot be argued that it will be Harris who will manage everything, according to experts interviewed by RIA Novosti.
Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris, speaking at an online roundtable with small business owners in Arizona, voicing the plans of the future US presidential administration in the event of a Biden victory, made a slip, calling it “the Harris administration”.
Harris is nominated in tandem with 77-year-old Joe Biden. If he early terminates his powers as president after two or more years, the vice president will take over as head of state.
“This is a copy of what we saw in 2008: then it was also said that if the old, sick McCain wins, then Sarah Palin will really rule everything. Let me remind you that then it played sharply against the Republicans. Americans believe that they vote for the president, and not for some figure who will stand behind him. They will think: why should I vote for a candidate who is incapacitated and it will not be clear who will govern me behind his screen? Second, this confirms the rumors about Biden’s incapacity. This could be attributed to the fact that Trump says it, it is beneficial for him, now everyone can see that it is true: he is really incapacitated. Therefore, I doubt that they will choose him”, – the assistant professor of the department said in an interview with RIA Novosti International Security Faculty of World Politics, Moscow State University Alexey Fenenko.
According to him, if Biden is elected president of the United States, he will most likely stay in office until the end of his term.
“However, Harris will not necessarily play a leading role under him. Usually, under such weak administrations, either the secretary of state or the presidential aide for national security begins to play a leading role”, – the political scientist said.
At the same time, Ivan Timofeev, program director of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), believes that Biden is in normal shape, otherwise they would not have bet on him.
“There is a lot of talk that Biden can only become a technical figure due to his age and various cases when he fell asleep at events… But this is exaggerated. Biden is quite in shape, otherwise the Democrats would not have bet on him, so talk that he is a purely technical person and that the vice president will run everything is still very premature”, – the agency’s source said.
At the same time, he added that first the Democrats need to win the elections, and only then call the administration by their own name.
“Secondly, if the Democrats win, then Biden will be the legitimate president and this will be his administration as long as he is in good health and able to fulfill his powers. How informal relations will develop is another question. But, at least, you need to go through the election campaign, and only then think by whose name the administration should be named”, – Timofeev said.
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