Kamala Harris' 'The View' fiasco reportedly even more of a mess than thought

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Vice President Kamala Harris meets with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, in Harris' ceremonial office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington.
Vice President Kamala Harris meets with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, in Harris' ceremonial office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington.Jacquelyn Martin/AP

Vice President Kamala Harris' office is reportedly "vexed with" and "deeply concerned" about ABC's handling of COVID-19 testing ahead the fiasco last week that scuttled plans to do a live, in-studio interview on "The View."

Two co-hosts — Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro — had to walk off the set live on-air after receiving false positive COVID-19 tests. Harris later did a remote interview in a separate part of the ABC building, and CNN provided additional reporting on the mess.

According to the report, Harris' office asked ABC to administer PCR tests within 24 hours of the interview. A representative from the network then reportedly "suggested the night before Harris' appearance that the tests had come back negative."

Harris arrived in the building for the interview, and she and her team reportedly learned when everyone else did that Navarro and Hostin tested positive and were told to leave the set. Shocked, Harris' office reportedly asked "The View" to explain what happened, but CNN reports that the network "has not been forthcoming with the vice president's office," fueling frustration.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, ABC and "The View" declined to comment on the reported timeline of events.

Navarro and Hostin have since tested negative three times since the PCR tests that forced them to leave the set.

You can read the full CNN report on their website.