WATCH: Reporter Takes Kamala To Task

A reporter exposed the contradictory messaging of the White House on Sunday upon confronting Vice President Kamala Harris over the Biden administration’s response to looming war in Eastern Europe.

Harris — whom President Joe Biden dispatched to Germany last week to address Russia’s seeming impending invasion of Ukraine — claimed on Saturday that Russian President Vladimir Putin “has made his decision” to invade Ukraine.

But on Sunday, Harris also claimed the Biden administration is prepared to authorize crippling economic sanctions that she alleged would devastate the Russian economy. The measures, according to Harris, would deter Putin from invading Ukraine and triggering the biggest European war since World War II.

What happened?

So, which is it, Madam Vice President? Has Putin made his decision to go to war, or can the U.S. deter him? That is the contradiction a reporter exposed on Sunday during a press conference with Harris before she returned to the U.S.

“If you believe Putin has made up his mind, what leverage do you really have? Why not put those sanctions in place now?” the reporter asked.

Harris, however, failed to answer the question or address the glaring contradiction between her claims.

“The purpose of the sanctions has always been and continues to be deterrence,” Harris responded. “But let’s also recognize the unique nature of the sanctions that we have outlined. These are some of the greatest sanctions, if not the strongest that we’ve ever issued, as I articulated yesterday. It is directed at institutions — in particular, financial institutions — and individuals, and it will exact absolute harm for the Russian economy, and their government.”

“But if Putin has made up his mind, do you feel that this threat that has been looming is really going to deter him?” the reporter asked again.

“Absolutely,” Harris responded before engaging in word salad.

“We strongly believe — and remember also that the sanctions are a product not only of our perspective as the United States, but a shared perspective among our allies. And the allied relationship is such that we have agreed that the deterrence effect of these sanctions is still a meaningful one, especially because — remember, also — we still sincerely hope that there is a diplomatic path out of this moment,” Harris continued. “And within the context then of the fact that that window is still opening — although it is absolutely narrowing — but within the context of a diplomatic path still being open, the deterrence effect, we believe, has merit.”

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said that if the U.S. truly believes a Russian invasion of his country is imminent, then the U.S. should enact the economic sanctions immediately, Politico noted. The White House has not explained why sanctions have yet to be placed on Russia.

Biden extended an olive branch to Putin on Sunday, offering to hold a diplomatic summit with the Russian president in hopes of staving off war. But Putin rejected Biden’s offer.

Meanwhile, U.S. intelligence indicates that Russia is moving forward with plans to invade Ukraine, CBS News reported.

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  1. Oh gosh! Biden and Kamala make me miss Trump more every day. These two are a mockery to our country. Get them out now!!!!

    • We have put up with this kind of garbage ever since Biden took office. We have to find a way to get him out of office and quickly before we lose our country. There is a problem to that though. The Democrats do not have a suitable replacement should we get rid of Biden. We would need to have a emergency election..

    • This hairbrush under Obama. Russia took Crimia. Obama would not give weapons to Ukraine. Russia hid is face while Trump was president. Believe me one of the main things this is to create is just like under presudent Carter, with Iran is to create fuel shortages for us here in America. Mark my word,fuel shortages and even gas lines will return shortly.

  2. Kamala is so unlikeable. No surprise she’s lost so many staff members

  3. Harris is an idiot, right along with the demented fool in the WH. The only way she got where she was before, was on her back with her legs up! She hasn’t got the brains to get out of the rain. We need to prove Trump won the election and throw these democrats out of the WH!!!

  4. Their whole so-called administration are nothing but CORRUPT LYING CHEATING IDIOTS!!!
    But then they’re really not even calling the SHOTS!!!!

  5. Next thing up is putin has wmds. The only reason taterhead biden is helping ukraine is because his crack head fck trophy hunter and he will be exposed for the dirt they really are. Ukraine has enuff dirt on them that he knows if putin takes over all their dirty dealings will be exposed. Im rootin for putin

  6. we have a milliongazellion people in america….and we also have these 2. Why? How? Who dropped the ball?

  7. Like I always say
    If there is not a rich old married man around with a bedroom Harris is nothing

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