In a presidential race, any candidate must be on their best behavior at all hours of the day, as well as during the night. Every little move is taken part, judged, and held up in comparison to their opponents. A calm and collected demeanor is an absolute must. And every thought, word, and deed is to be well-thought-out and planned.
However, Senator Kamala Harris must have had a momentary lapse of judgment this past week when she essentially threw a temper tantrum after she found out Trump was to be held as a guest of honor and given an award by an organization she was scheduled to speak for. Either that or she is showing her true colors.
Harris was scheduled to participate in a forum this past weekend held at Benedict College in South Carolina. The historically black college has invited a large number of her opponents to participate as well. Among those are Representative Tulsi Gabbard, former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Bernie Sanders, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Julian Castro, Senator Cory Booker, and others.
As an early voting state, being seen and heard in South Carolina is crucial to anyone’s campaign. However, after she learned that the same college had awarded President Trump for his leadership abilities, primarily in criminal justice reform legislation, she refused to attend the event at all.
She said, “As the only candidate who attended an HBCU, I know the importance that these spaces hold for young Black Americans.” And she continued, “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 ten Benedict students are excluded from participating, I cannot in good faith be complicit in papering over his record.”
However, there are few issues with this statement that make it hard to believe as anything other than a child’s petty temper tantrum.
Firstly, she has no real reason to not like this, other than the fact that Trump is her supposed enemy. She has, in fact, won this very same award in the past. So she can’t be jealous, not in the least bit.
Secondly, the award isn’t even about taking sides or choosing one party over another. And the proof is all in the name of the organization that sponsored it. The group is literally called the 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center. Bipartisan is in the name.
Essentially, she got mad because a bipartisan group can objectively look at the accomplishments and achievements of others regardless of their political opinion and reward them for those efforts. The person they happened to honor most recently just happened to be someone Harris is trying to oust.
Let’s just say this is not a good look for her.
But what about Harris’ own past in criminal law. Before she entered the Senate, she was San Francisco’s district attorney. As such, she fought hard to keep crime off the streets, imprisoning thousands for marijuana use, something she suddenly wants to legalize.
As for the death penalty, it seems she didn’t always have an aversion to it. In fact, during her time as California’s attorney general, she actually fought to keep the death penalty in the state even after a federal judge ruled it as unconstitutional. However, she wouldn’t allow it to be used on a man who had shot and killed one of her own police officers.
Besides her decision to not actually use the death penalty when it matters, it seems she used to stand for the same criminal justice ideas that she accuses Trump of having. But not the ones he was honored for.
A little hypocritical if you ask me.
And apparently, Trump is racist to not allow hardly any of the school’s students to attend the event. However, of the 275 seats available, a local newspaper reported that half were reserved for Trump and the other half for members of the local community, including ten spots for Benedict students. After all, the event was in honor of Trump and not a student or even a professor or community member.
Talk about vindictive and petty. Harris is just mad someone she doesn’t like is getting the attention she once had.
My God, can she get more pathetic? If she can’t handle this, how in the world will she be able to take on the Oval Office?