Vice President Kamala Harris celebrated “Pride” this week after a poll gave her news that was nothing to be proud of.
On Wednesday, Harris partied with Hollywood types and LGBT activists at her home in an event emceed by Sasha Colby, the Season 15 winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” according to The Messenger. The event was held in collaboration with GLAAD, formerly known as the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.
“Pride Month is about celebrating those whose shoulders we stand on for their work to advance civil rights and an opportunity to recommit ourselves to the fight for equal rights,” Harris said at the event, per The Messenger.
“As Pride Month comes to a close, let us remember that pride is, and has always been, patriotic. And, as we confront the attacks on LGBTQ+ rights across the country, let us remember that we are in this together.”
Celebrities Ariana DeBose, Frankie Grande, Bobby Berk, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Gus Kenworthy, Jazz Jennings, Dove Cameron, G Flip, Brooke Eden, Murray Hill, Jeff Hiller, Rafael L. Silva and Ronen Rubinstein were at the event, as was White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.
Before Harris rubbed shoulders with liberals, an NBC poll Monday showed the vice president needs all the help she can get.
The poll showed that 49 percent of those surveyed have a negative view of Harris, with 39 percent holding a “very negative” view while 32 percent have a positive view. Only 11 percent have a “very positive” view of Harris, the lowest in polling that dates to August 2020.
The poll of 1,000 registered voters has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.
NBC noted that Harris, by having her negatives outweigh her positives by 17 percentage points, has set a new low for vice presidents in the NBC poll.