“It was JUST a debate!” These are the words of Kamala Harris, just a few weeks ago. Here she is retracting her behavior and “arguments” on the public debate stage. Specifically, Harris was asked by Stephen Colbert, “Why did you call Joe Biden a racist…” and “I’m assuming you do NOT feel this way?” (sarcastic laugh) Many Americans have also noticed that the INTERNET appears “cleaned up” on information pertaining to Kamala Harris. So, we’d like to ask: “Will the REAL Kamala Harris Stand UP?
Kamala Devi Harris (b. October 20, 1964, in Oakland, California) is a Democratic member of the U.S. Senate from California. Harris was first elected to the Senate in 2016. She became the first Indian American to serve in the chamber.Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced Harris was his running mate on August 11, 2020. He called her “a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants.” Harris is now called the “first black woman” to appear on a major party’s ticket in the United States. Harris previously ran for president of the United States, entering the race on January 21, 2019.She suspended her presidential campaign on December 3, 2019, and endorsed Biden on March 8, 2020.
Why Did Harris Drop out of the Presidential Race?
Harris actually started out pretty strong but by early October, she gradually dropped to single digits in the polls. Harris herself had not been an ideal candidate. She struggled to explain her policy stances and her reasons for running for President. Most articles will tell you she had trouble truly connecting with voters. On Twitter, a lot of democratic voters did not want to support a candidate who was obviously tough on things like marijuana, abrupt firings of staffers, and unwillingness to fully confront her record as a prosecutor.
How did Harris Get Her Start into Politics?
Kamala Harris’ first significant political role was an appointment by her powerful then-married boyfriend (and 30 years her senior) to a California medical board.
Willie Brown was Democratic speaker of the California State Assembly, when he placed Harris on the California Medical Assistance Commission in 1994. The position paid over $70,000 per year, $120,700 in current money, and Harris served on the board until 1998.
The medical commission met twice a month, and Harris, missed about 20% of the meetings each year, according to commission records. Harris had no medical background, according to a copy of her resume that she submitted to Brown at the time. Her experience consisted of four years as a deputy prosecutor, a handful of summer jobs and internships, and a volunteer position at a hospital fundraising group.
According to state records of the time, members of the committee had to be “Selected from persons with experience in management of hospital services, risk management insurance or prepaid health programs, the delivery of health services, the management of county health systems, and a representative of recipients of service.”
Kamala Harris’ Record As A Prosecutor
Kamala Harris has been facing criticism from fellow Democrats over her criminal justice record during her time as a top California prosecutor. During the Democratic debate, for example, Tulsi Gabbard slammed Harris for blocking DNA testing that could have exonerated death row inmate Kevin Cooper while she was district attorney of San Francisco.
The Cooper saga is not the only case where Harris has pitted herself against a culprit who claims to have been wrongfully convicted. Harris kicked off her campaign by declaring “she has always fought “on behalf of survivors of sexual assault, a fight not just against predators but a fight against silence and stigma.” But when it came to taking on the Catholic Church, survivors of clergy sexual abuse say that Harris turned a blind eye, refusing to take action against clergy members accused of sexually abusing children when it meant confronting one of the city’s most powerful political institutions.
When Harris became San Francisco district attorney in 2004, she took over an office that had been working closely with survivors of sexual abuse to pursue cases against the Catholic Church. The office and the survivors were in the middle of a legal battle to hold predatory priests accountable, and Harris inherited a collection of personnel files involving allegations of sexual abuse by priests and employees of the San Francisco Archdiocese, which oversees church operations in San Francisco, and Marin and San Mateo counties.
In her seven years as district attorney, Harris’s office did not assist in civil cases against clergy sex abuse. They also ignored requests by activists and survivors to access the cache of investigative files. This is according to several victims of clergy sex abuse living in California.
Harris’ DISLOYALTY to The ME Too Movement
By the standard of her own record, Kamala Harris has just joined the presidential campaign of a serial sexual abuser, Joe Biden.
It was during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings that we first learned that Harris was thinking about running for President. This prompted Politico to speculate: “Kamala Harris Rides Kavanaugh Rage in Likely 2020 Bid.”
She explained her position in an Atlantic magazine interview. Sexual assault, she said, “is an issue right now that is where the issue of domestic violence was about 30 years ago. … There was a perception about domestic violence: ‘Oh, you know, what happens in the king’s castle is the king’s business. That’s private business. That’s not our business.’ But then we evolved as a society. … I believe this is an inflection moment on the issue of sexual assault.
The assumption with this being that all abused MUST be believed.
Harris even went farther to up her #MeToo credentials later, making it clear she doesn’t just believe women accusing Republicans of sexual assault. All women had to be believed, including those who accused prominent Democrats. At a campaign event in Nevada in April 2019, Harris discussed the allegations against Biden, declaring of the accusers: “I believe them, and I respect them being able to tell their story and having the courage to do it.”
How HARRIS Really Feels about BIDEN is a MYSTERY!
So Biden is an abuser — because women have accused him, and all women should be believed. Right? RIGHT?!
So what has changed since then? Sexual assault and harassment are some of the most serious allegations that can be leveled against a man. Harris now needs to account for why she is comfortable joining an abuser’s 2020 ticket. This isn’t some debate-stage policy disagreement she can just walk back, claiming she has “evolved.”
There are only two possibilities. One is that Harris didn’t, in fact, believe Biden’s accusers but claimed she did to score political points. If so, she used the very SERIOUS issue of sexual assault as a cheap political tool.
The other possibility is that she still believes the ex-vice presidents accusers but is comfortable teaming up with an abuser (not to mention a racist, another charged accusation Harris has thrown Biden’s way).
After Harris ended her own bid and Biden emerged as the presumptive nominee, she began strongly backtracking. Asked on a podcast this April about former Senate aide Tara Reade’s accusation against Biden, Harris stated that Reade “has a right to tell her story.” Even so, “the Joe Biden I know is somebody who really has fought for women and empowerment of women.” Harris added that she would be “honored to serve with Joe.”
Harris’ Lock’em Up Policies
Harris is a former drug warrior who is now refashioning herself as pro-legalization. That’s a positive shift—but not a reason to rewrite the past or ignore the patterns it reveals in her judgment. For years after the tide had turned in support of criminal justice reforms, Harris continued to support lock-’em-up policies that disproportionately hurt minorities. As California Attorney General, Harris opposed marijuana legalization as late as 2014. She promoted civil asset forfeiture without a conviction as a way to fight drug rings. Harris also sought to more aggressively police prescription drug use.
Harris is now an outspoken critic of America’s system of mass incarceration. However, her record shows more people up being locked up, for longer sentences. Once these people are in prison, Harris sees to it that they have an extremely hard time getting out. Before her recent about-face, Harris chose not to endorse proposed sentencing reforms on the California ballot in 2012 and 2014. She also defended the constitutionality of cash bail until 2016.
Harris’s office also fought an order to reduce California prison populations. This is after the Supreme Court determined the conditions amounted to cruel and unusual punishment. Though she later claimed to be “shocked” at what they had done, Harris’s attorneys argued that non-violent offenders should stay behind bars because the state needed the cheap labor they provide.
Harris’ Stance on Abortion
President Trump is known for his black and white: “This is who I am. This is what I stand for. And, this is what I will do in office.”
It’s almost impossible to dispute the transparency effort of President Donald Trump. Here is a tweet by DJT on Abortion. It may or may not be interpreted honestly by the media. (We always suggest the FTW to do HIS/HER own homework and go right to the source!)
Most of Kamala Harris Tweets have been deleted on the internet, although some are resurfacing… But, here we have a few:
Here is what we do know about Kamala Harris’ stance on abortion:
- The California senator has a 100% voting record with the National Abortion Right’s Action League’s Congressional Record on Choice for every year that she has served in the Senate. The organization praised Biden for picking Harris as his running mate, pointing to her years-long support of abortion.
- She has advocated for expanded women’s reproductive rights and will continue to fight for even more access to abortion if she becomes vice president, including, says one expert, abortions on demand, for any reason at any time, a position that puts her way out of step with Americans.
- Executive director of Priests for Life Fr. Frank Pavone said Harris has the most “extreme of position on abortion you can take.”
What do you think Kamala Harris truly stands for? We leave you with more references to check, along with a reminder to take them at face value. The Free Thinking Warrior is always open to information.