Vice President Kamala Harris is being criticized for a recent shopping spree while overseas in Paris. In an exclusive with the Washington Beacon she spent approximately $600 buying quality cookware.
Overseas last week on a four-day diplomatic trip to mend the U.S. relationship with France, Harris stopped in at E. Dehillerin, a pricey cookware shop outside the Louvre museum, where she dropped hundreds of dollars on various kitchen items.
The big-ticket items in the haul were a $375 serving dish and $160 frying pan, the Parisian specialty store told the Free Beacon.
The vice president rounded out her purchase with various smaller accessories, such as a porcelain cocotte and egg dish, a copper cleaner, and various wooden spoons.
All together Harris spent 516 euros, which amounts to roughly 600 dollars at the current exchange rate.
Reporters joined Harris in the store as she browsed but were kicked out before they could record details of her lavish purchase, according to C-SPAN video of the E. Dehillerin visit.
According to Republicans, VP Harris is insensitive because so many American’s are struggling to pay for their own Thanksgiving dinners.
According to the Beacon: The vice-presidential shopping spree came as Americans stateside suffer from the worst inflation in three decades.
An American visiting Paris at the same time as Harris said he visited the store as well and was shocked when a store clerk told him what Harris bought, given the economic challenges back home.
“I was surprised that our vice president was out purchasing boutique pans in Paris,” the tourist told the Free Beacon. “She proclaimed at a press conference just a day earlier that her focus was on the American worker.”
So the VP cannot have nice things?
Twitter had a ton to say about ‘Pot outrage”.
Vice President Kamala Harris would have to buy one Le Creuset pot a month for 27 years to equal one hush money payment to Stormy Daniels. Just saying.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) November 27, 2021
Kamala Harris spent $400 of her own money on a pot. Donald Trump spent millions of our money on golf.
Guess which one the republicans are upset over?
— Scottacular (@Scottcrates) November 25, 2021
The way Republicans are obsessing over Kamala Harris spending $300 on a pan you’d think she’d spent $150 million of taxpayer money to play golf at resorts she owned.
— Middle Age Riot (@middleageriot) November 24, 2021
Why is it OK for Melania trump to carry a $75,000 purse, but it’s not OK for VP Kamala Harris to pay a few hundred for a fancy pot?
What’s the real issue here?
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) November 25, 2021
I don’t care if Kamala Harris paid $375 for French cookware. Do U?
— Ramona Grigg—True Blue Liberal (@RamonaGrigg) November 24, 2021
They need to stop!