Michelle Obama to replace Kamala Harris? Twitter users think it'll be 'game changer'

'Likely the only person that could u-turn titanic sinking #poll numbers,' a social media user wrote about how Democrats could pull out of their current slump


                            Michelle Obama to replace Kamala Harris? Twitter users think it'll be 'game changer'
Kamala Harris and Michelle Obama (Al Drago-Pool/Getty Images, Paul Morigi/Getty Images for BPW Foundation)

As Vice President Kamala Harris' approval ratings fell to a new low of 28 percent, rumors have spread about her souring relationship with the Bidens. There is also online buzz of her being replaced as VP. One of the probable candidates being named as a possible replacement is none other than former first lady, Michelle Obama. 

Fox News host Jesse Watters was among the first ones to claim that President Joe Biden may be considering removing Harris as vice president after he had heard 'whispers' of confirmation hearings in Congress from his sources. "Our Capitol Hill Correspondent Chad Pergram tells us he's been hearing whispers suggesting there could be some new high-profile confirmation hearings on the horizon in the House of Representatives," said Watters during the segment. "Why is this a big deal? Because the house does not confirm normal nominees. But it does confirm vice-presidential nominees. Does this have something to do with Kamala Harris? It's been no secret she's been running out of favor with the Biden team."

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Pergram claimed he had been tipped by an email from a 'source,' but did not go into details. "There is a lot of conjecture right now about the future of Vice President Harris and her lagging poll numbers," Pergram said. "So I got a message recently from someone who knows Capitol Hill very well and they suggested I should familiarize myself with the process to confirm a vacancy for the vice president in the Senate and in the House."

CNN's bombshell report on Kamala Harris

In a bombshell report titled 'Exasperation and dysfunction: Inside Kamala Harris frustrating start as vice president,' CNN revealed over the last weekend that there was a long list of grievances from the Harris camp which ranged from the VP feeling “sometimes forgotten," to “not being put in positions to lead,” and “the administration ought to be using her more.” “Many in the vice president’s circle fume that she’s not being adequately prepared or positioned, and instead is being sidelined,” CNN reported. 

There was also, allegedly, growing beef with the FLOTUS Jill Biden. “Few of the insiders who spoke with CNN think she’s being well-prepared for whichever role it will be,” the story told. “Harris is struggling with a rocky relationship with some parts of the White House, while long-time supporters feel abandoned and see no coherent public sense of what she’s done or been trying to do as vice president. Being the first woman, and the first woman of color, in national elected office is historic but has also come with outsized scrutiny and no forgiveness for even small errors, as she’ll often point out."

'Might replace Kamala with Michelle Obama'

First lady Michelle Obama and Doctor Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, laugh at an event in George Washington University on November 11, 2009 in Washington, DC (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Twitter users were quick to start speculating if the person replacing Harris was Michelle Obama. "The only reason Michelle Obama did not become vp, is because she doesn't want to be saddled with anti incumbency baggage, when she runs for president in 2024... kamala will be a 1 term vp," one of them said, while another noted, "There is a rumor going around DC that Biden is cutting loose Kamala. Members of both the House and Senate would have to approve the VP replacement. It’s happened before. This allows Biden to step down before the end of his first term. Michelle Obama, VP then run for Prez." A third commented, "Personally, I think if @JoeBiden replaced #Kamala w/ @MichelleObama, THAT would be a game changer! #Obama is very likable on both side of the aisles, especially when in comparison to current #veep #HARRIS. Likely the only person that could u-turn titanic sinking #poll numbers."

The next remarked, "Has anyone else out there in twitterland heard a rumor that Kamala Harris is going to be replaced? Maybe with Abrams, Michelle Obama or worse yet, Hillary Clinton???" One more quipped, "Not sure anyone could do anything in such a corrupt and owned party, but I guess we can't give up entirely. I hear they might replace Kamala with Michelle Obama." A commenter tweeted, "Remember, you heard it here first.... Michelle will replace Kamala Harris as VP. There's no reason why Shit-show Joe would start making good decisions for America now. Then the Shit-show will really hit us 'HARD.'" A person reacted with, "They’re throwing Biden under the bus. He’ll be gone soon. Replaced by Buttigieg. Remains to be seen how they’ll accomplish the switch, but it’s coming. They also want to get rid of Kamala eventually, maybe they manufacture a scandal and swap her for Michelle. Yes, Obama."