Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris plans to boycott an upcoming South Carolina criminal justice forum that she was slated to attend after the organizers honored President Trump on Friday with an award for his work on criminal justice reform. Trump received the Bipartisan Justice Award from the 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center for his legislative strides on the First Step Act, which grants early release to thousands of nonviolent offenders who are currently serving time in federal prisons. Harris herself was a supporter of the legislation, which received bipartisan support before Trump signed it into law. Harris, also a recipient of the award in 2016, took issue with the group’s decision and called Trump — who is facing an impeachment inquiry by House Democrats — “a lawless President.” “Not only does he circumvent the laws of our country and the principles of our Constitution, but there is nothing in his career that is about justice, for justice or in celebration of justice,” her campaign said in a statement. She also decried that only a small minority of students at Benedict College, a historically black college in Columbia, secured tickets for Saturday’s event because the majority of the seats will be filled by administration officials and Trump supporters. “Today, when it became clear Donald Trump would receive an award after decades of celebrating mass incarceration, pushing the death penalty for innocent black Americans, rolling back police accountability measures and racist behavior that puts people’s lives at risk, and then learned all but  Benedict students are excluded from participating, I cannot in good faith be complicit in papering over his record,” Harris said. “Instead, I’ll host students from all campuses, as well as the broader Columbia community, to come and discuss this critical issue that I’ve worked on for my entire career,” she added. The junior U.S. senator from California was among 10 Democrats expected to attend the forum but instead said she now plans to host her own criminal justice roundtable. Harris has come under fire for her own record on criminal justice reform. In her run for the White House, her campaign has consistently touted the progressive aspects of her career as district attorney and later attorney general of California, which include introducing a proposal for nationwide bail reform, as well as legalizing marijuana, which is a part of her comprehensive criminal justice reform agenda if she is elected president in 2020. But her record as a San Francisco prosecutor has also been scrutinized, as detractors of her campaign point out that although she’s outwardly advocated for a ban to capital punishment, Harris has defended the death penalty in court. She also fought to keep people in prison even after they were proven to be innocent and resisted the release of prisoners from California jails after the Supreme Court deemed that they were overcrowded, and were perpetuating cruel and unusual punishment against its prisoners. As of mid-week, Harris was polling behind former Vice President Joe Biden, the top contender for the 2020 Democratic nomination, by nearly 22 points, with only 5.3 percentage points, according to RealClear Politics.
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is the poster child for what’s wrong in politics these days. Instead of attending this weekend’s forum in the great state of South Carolina where only three years ago she received an award for bi-partisanship, she elected to cancel because President Trump was gonna receive the same award. And, let’s take a good look at that.. He signed legislation that SHE SUPPORTED! And, because of that BI-PARTISAN work, where he secured support from BOTH sides of the political aisle, and signed prison reform legislation into law, this BI-PARTISAN forum in SC is honoring him. The nerve! lol From Kamala’s brazenly hypocritical, self-righteous view, President Trump is “unfit” to receive such an honor because he is “lawless,” although he hasn’t been charged, much less convicted, of any crime that we’re aware of. But, it is the kind of bs grandstanding and political posturing that may work with some of her constituents/base….although she’s only polling around 5% among registered Dem voters nationally. So, she has ZERO chance at this point of securing her party’s nomination. Thank God.. What a nauseating tool.
A watchdog group filed a Senate ethics complaint Monday against Sens. Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren for sending out fundraising emails asking for donations to support their votes against Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh — even before they cast their votes against him. While voting and then asking supporters to back that decision with cash is common, the watchdog group, the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), says asking for money ahead of time crosses the line into vote-buying. FACT asked the Senate ethics committee to probe fundraising emails sent by Ms. Warren, Massachusetts Democrat, and Ms. Harris, California Democrat. Ms. Warren’s email said she was demanding a delay on the judge’s confirmation vote and asked for donations for her 2018 election campaign, while Ms. Harris’s emails detailed several of her actions as a member of the Judiciary Committee, including her questioning of the president’s pick for the high court, and asking for contributions. The Senate’s rules prohibit senators “cashing in” on using their official positions for personal gain. FACT said that linking a promise of official action with campaign contributions violates that principle. “This is a clear violation of the Senate Ethics rules which safeguard against the appearance or actuality of elected officials ‘cashing in’ on their official position for political purposes,” said Kendra Arnold, executive director of FACT. Spokespersons for Ms. Harris and Ms. Warren didn’t immediately return a request for comment.
Of course not.. They’re huddled with their attorneys. Senate Dems and the dominantly liberal mainstream media made it clear even before (now) Justice Brett Kavanaugh was even officially nominated, that they’d do anything and everything possible (even illegal), to fight his nomination. So, this shouldn’t surprise anyone. Kudos to FACT for looking into this potential ethics violation on the part of Sens. Warren and Harris. This story is developing…
An examination of expense reports reveal gun control Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) received taxpayer-funded armed protection from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) in 2017 and 2018 at events throughout the state. NBC 4 reports that the protection was “unprecedented” in that it went beyond the security which the LAPD usually provides “for dignitaries and officials visiting LA.” Taxes from residents of Los Angeles funded armed security personnel to protect Harris not only in LA but in other cities throughout the state as well. Taxpayers even paid for armed security to go with Harris to a party. The protection lasted January 2017 through July 2018 and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (D) says he was not aware it was occurring. Garcetti indicated former LAPD Chief Charles Beck put the special protection into place. LAPD spokesman Josh Rubenstein said, “Chief of Police Charlie Beck assigned a security detail for US Senator Kamala Harris shortly before she was sworn into office in 2017, based on a threat assessment he believed to be credible. Funding for the detail was provided by the Department budget.” On November 22, 2015, Breitbart News reported that California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom spent millions of taxpayer dollars to surround himself with armed security while Mayor of San Francisco. NBC Bay Area reported Newsom’s security spending while Mayor of San Francisco as follows: “How much does it cost to protect the mayor of a major metropolitan city? In Los Angeles, about $450,000 a year. In Houston, about $339,00 a year. In San Francisco, anywhere between $1 and $72 million. [On July 7, 2009] SF Appeal revealed…the budget for Newsom’s personal police bodyguards comes out of the San Francisco Police Department’s Investigations Detail, which boasts a $72.9 million budget.” Newsom, like Sen. Harris, pushes restriction after restriction on average citizens ability to exercise their personal right to keep and bear arms.
Typical liberal Democrat hypocrisy. They don’t want you to be able to exercise your 2nd Amendment RIGHTS to protect yourself and your family. Yet, they spend YOUR money on armed protection for them…because they feel they’re more important than you. The arrogance and hypocrisy of people like Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is truly breathtaking.
Thursday on “The Ellen Show,” Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) joked about killing President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, or Attorney General Jeff Sessions if they were in an elevator together. During a rapid fire question “vetting,” host Ellen DeGeneres asked, “If you had to be stuck on an elevator with either President Trump, Mike Pence, or Jeff Sessions, who would it be?” Harris quipped, “Does one of us have to come out alive?” DeGeneres put down her cards to clap as Harris laughed.
Just imagine if some Republican Senator had joked about killing then Pres. Obama? Omg.. The media would blow up. But, a Democrat Senator joking about killing Pres. Trump? That’s cool and hip to liberal media personalities like Ellen De Generate, who laughed and clapped and yucked it up. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) needs to apologize publicly, on camera for this NOT cool attempt at humor. Cracking political jokes is fine.. But, joking about killing a sitting president crosses a line.