Former Obama speechwriter Favreau: 'Hilarious' some media outlets calling Harris a moderate

Former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau mocked some media outlets for referring to Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisHundreds of lawyers from nation's oldest African American sorority join effort to fight voter suppression Biden picks up endorsement from progressive climate group 350 Action 3 reasons why Biden is misreading the politics of court packing MORE (D-Calif.) as a "moderate," with the "Pod Save America" host calling the notion "hilarious."

"It was hilarious to me that she's being called, in all this coverage, a 'moderate,' like Joe BidenJoe BidenPelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' Hillicon Valley: Subpoenas for Facebook, Google and Twitter on the cards | Wray rebuffs mail-in voting conspiracies | Reps. raise mass surveillance concerns Fox News poll: Biden ahead of Trump in Nevada, Pennsylvania and Ohio MORE has found a fellow moderate or centrist. She supports something extremely close to 'Medicare for All,' which Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill's Campaign Report: Trump faces backlash after not committing to peaceful transition of power Bernie Sanders: 'This is an election between Donald Trump and democracy' The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump stokes fears over November election outcome MORE acknowledged in his statement supporting her. She's for the Green New Deal. She has one of the most liberal records in the U.S. Senate," Favreau said.

Harris, who was officially announced as Biden’s running mate on Tuesday, embraced a number of liberal policies during her own failed presidential bid, though she did not run as far to the left as fellow primary contenders Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenHillicon Valley: Subpoenas for Facebook, Google and Twitter on the cards | Wray rebuffs mail-in voting conspiracies | Reps. raise mass surveillance concerns On The Money: Anxious Democrats push for vote on COVID-19 aid | Pelosi, Mnuchin ready to restart talks | Weekly jobless claims increase | Senate treads close to shutdown deadline Democratic senators ask inspector general to investigate IRS use of location tracking service MORE (D-Mass.) and Sanders (I-Vt.).

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"If you want to call Kamala Harris's record in the Senate and her policies that she's supporting now centrist or moderate, great," he continued. "If that's where the Overton window has moved, then congratulations to all the progressive activists, because you have f---ing moved the shit out of that window — that supporting the Green New Deal and basically Medicare for All is now moderate and centrist. Fantastic, I'll take it." 

Several media outlets and opinion writers have referred to Harris as a centrist since her announcement, including The New York Times, which called the California senator a "pragmatic moderate." 

A recent GovTrack analysis found Harris to be the most liberal member of the Senate in 2019, though left-wing groups had pushed for Biden to select a more progressive vice presidential candidate such as Warren or former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams.