Gaffe Prone Kamala Harris Thinks It’s The Words That Trip Her Up

HIGHLAND PARK, IL - JULY 05:  U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris speaks, near the scene of a mass shooting yesterday during a Fourth of July parade, on July 5, 2022 in Highland Park, Illinois. Authorities have charged Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III, 22, with seven counts of first-degree murder in the attack that also injured 47, according to published reports.  (Photo by Jim Vondruska/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Vice President Kamala Harris has reportedly hired her third chief speechwriter since she entered office last year.
  • Dave Cavell, who has previously served as speechwriter for White House climate envoy John Kerry and in the Obama White House, has been hired in the role.
  • The high level of turnover in the vice president’s office, specifically in her communications team, has come as she has made several awkward gaffes, including saying the United States had an alliance with the “Republic of North Korea” and insisting hurricane aid be given based on “equity.”

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