Two hosts of The View, America's most erudite current affairs panel, were yanked off set Monday due to positive Covid tests, barely moments before Vice President Kamala Harris was due to walk on for an interview. Chaos erupted; Harris did not enter the supposedly-infected airspace and ended up doing the spot over video link from another part of the studio. And now it turns out her staff were misled by producers.
That night, a representative for "The View" gave the "all clear" to Harris' office, suggesting that the show had satisfied the requirements to proceed with the taping, one of the people familiar with the matter said.
After it was suddenly revealed Friday morning that was not the case, Harris' team was left puzzled and seeking answers about what happened. But, according to a person familiar with the matter, "The View" has not been forthcoming with the vice president's office, leaving Harris' staff "deeply concerned" about what happened.
The tests, of course, were false positives.