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Vice President Kamala Harris stepped in Thursday to try to build support for the administration's position in budget negotiations with President Biden in Japan, but struggled with voice problems on a zoom call with leaders.
Thursday offered the opportunity for Harris to crank up administration messaging amid high-stakes talks with Republican leaders over a budget that could pave the way for avoiding default and raising the debt ceiling.
But on a zoom call organized by the White House Office of Public Engagement, Harris could barely get out her opening lines.
'You can hear I have a bit of a frog in my throat, please forgive me,' she said as her voice cracked.
'I've been talking about this issue a lot recently,' she said, chuckling.
Vice President Kamala Harris warned of the risks of default on a call with unidentified leaders Thursday – but struggled at times to get through her remarks with a 'frog' in her throat
Harris only managed to get out a few lines of her pitch about the 'unprecedented' nature of a default.
‘It has never happened before,’ she said. ‘It would mean if it happened it would be the first time in history that the United States government did not pay its bills.’
Just as she was getting going blasting the Trump tax cuts, even while still struggling with voice problems, her audio cut out.
'We’re having a bit of a technical difficulty,