Kamala Harris' team is furious over her photo on the cover of American Vogue. Harris' camp is outraged that the first Afro-Indian female vice president-elect looks like a candidate about to hit the campaign trail.
This weekend, Vogue unveiled two covers for its February 2021 issue. One cover, featuring Harris in work clothes and black Converse sneakers, was supposed to be on the digital online issue.
According to the Associated Press (AP), Harris' team was under the impression that the photo of Harris wearing a powder blue blazer would make the print edition cover.
Harris' staffers frantically reached out to Vogue editors to complain about the cover switch that they did not agree upon.
According to the AP, "the shot of the country's soon-to-be No. 2 leader isn't what both sides had agreed upon."
"Harris' team was unaware that the cover photo had been switched until images leaked late Saturday, according to a person involved in the negotiations over how Harris would be featured on the cover. Harris' office declined comment and the person spoke Sunday on condition of anonymity."
The cover photo was shot by Tyler Mitchell, a Black photographer who shot Beyonce's cover for the September 2018 Vogue issue.
In unrelated news, House Democrats have the necessary votes to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time.
The Washington Post reports that House Democrats formerly introduce articles of impeachment against Trump on Monday, Jan. 11, for "inciting an insurrectionist mob" to storm the Capitol.
"We actually have the votes. There's no doubt about that," Rep. David Cicilline (D-Rhode Island) told The Post.
The text of the article included a quote uttered by Trump at his rally moments before the riots in Washington, DC on January 6: "If you don't fight like hell you're not going to have a country anymore."
5 people died in the ensuing melee, including an Air Force veteran who was shot by a DC cop, and three people who died from natural causes (obesity, high blood pressure).