The unfriendly response was also noted on social media by many who were watching.
Vice President and Howard alumna Kamala Harris is here today pic.twitter.com/SSQux5lgAc— Sully Engels (@sullyengels) March 16, 2023
Apparently, Vice President Kamala Harris is here in Wells Fargo Arena to support her alma mater, Howard.They just put her up on the big screen and the a good portion of the arena started to boo lmao Iowa at its finest — Eliot Clough (@EliotClough) March 16, 2023
Watching Howard vs Kansas. During time out they showed kamala Harris on the big screen and the crowd booed! 🤣🤣— Travis Fetters (@tfetters21) March 16, 2023
The booing is difficult to hear in a video clip shared on social media.
Kamala Harris just got booed! 😂😂— Paul Hardin 🐗🐗🐗 (@PDHardin05) March 16, 2023
Harris’ Bison lost the game 96-68 to the Kansas Jayhawks — a college basketball powerhouse seeded first in the tournament’s West Region. Howard, a historically black university in Washington, D.C., was the No. 16 seed. The vice president delivered a motivational speech to her alma mater’s players — after they lost, according to the AP. “You played hard. You played to the very last second. You made all us Bisons proud,” Harris said of the team. “You are smart. You are disciplined. You put everything you had into the game,” she said. “You guys did not stop, and that is so inspiring. So you keep playing with chin up and shoulders back because you showed the world who Bison are.”
@VP at the Howard game. #NCAATournament pic.twitter.com/CClpgrdpnZ— Crystal4Kamala – Proud Democrat (@crystal4obama) March 16, 2023
Harris’ presence was noticed when her convoy of Secret Service agents and personnel arrived at Wells Fargo Arena.
“You made all us Bison so proud.” ❤️@VP Kamala Harris delivered a postgame message to @HUMensBB 👏 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/zwQFcwlWYX— NCAA March Madness (@MarchMadnessMBB) March 16, 2023
Howard’s first-round loss came in its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 1992. Harris graduated from the university in 1986. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
This is how theVP slips into the NCAA Tourney. pic.twitter.com/jCjhyhKbZV— Marcus McIntosh KCCI (@MarcusKCCI) March 16, 2023