Fact Check: U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris Did NOT Resign On October 12, 2022

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Fact Check: U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris Did NOT Resign On October 12, 2022 Still VP

Did U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris resign from office on or even before October 12, 2022? No, that's not true: The claim was made in the title of a video on Facebook, but, in the actual video, Newsmax talk show host Rob Schmitt does not mention that Vice President Harris purportedly resigned. The White House did not announce any resignation, and international media did not report such an event -- which would be a major news story around the world.

The claim appeared in a video (archived here) posted on Facebook on October 12, 2022, under the title "'Kamala Harris resigns in SH0CK after Biden's 'mandatοry' border trip...Trump JAILS 'corrupt' VP. "

The video offers no proof to back up the claim. It starts with an on-air conversation between Schmitt, the host of cable news channel Newsmax's "Rob Schmitt Tonight" show, and Mark Morgan, former acting commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency. At 01:40 in the video, Schmitt says:

Last night, Kamala Harris was laughing it up on Seth Meyers' unwatchable late night show. She was asked about Greg Abbott and Ron DeSantis bussing migrants into wealthy communitiies, including into her own backyard as the vice president. Here was the response."

This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:

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Facebook screenshot(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Thu Oct 13 21:41:51 2022 UTC)

After Schmitt's comment, a clip of Harris from the October 10, 2022 broadcast of "Late Night with Seth Myers" is shown. Responding to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's decision to bus Hispanic migrants to the vice president's residence in Washington, D.C., Harris termed the action "an absolute dereliction of duty" and a failure of leadership. Schmitt and Morgan mock the clip, and move on.

In a separate clip from the Seth Myers show, Schmitt next shows Harris commenting that, "No one should have to go to jail for smoking weed, right?"

Schmitt makes no mention of Harris resigning from office, nor does Harris herself say anything about resignation in these clips.

As of October 13, 2022, the White House site contained no information about such a resignation. A Google News search shows that there has there been no media coverage of what would rank as a major news event.

Lead Stories previously has debunked many false claims about Harris. Those fact checks can be viewed here.

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