When questioned by reporters Monday about her initial rush to judgement in the Jussie Smollett case, which now appears to be a hoax, Democrat presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris seemed at a loss for words as she stammered over herself while calling for caution going forward.
“Which tweet? What tweet?” she first replied in confusion as a reporter asked her about what she wrote on Twitter late last month after Hollywood actor Jussie Smollett claimed that two men had assaulted him, poured bleach on him and placed a noose around his neck, all while allegedly yelling racial and homophobic slurs and shouting, “This is MAGA country!”
.@JussieSmollett is one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know. I’m praying for his quick recovery.
This was an attempted modern day lynching. No one should have to fear for their life because of their sexuality or color of their skin. We must confront this hate.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 29, 2019
As the reporter described the tweet to Harris, she looked around in complete confusion.
“Um, ah, ah, uh, okay, so I will say this about that case, I think the facts are still unfolding and um, I’m very, um, concerned,” she replied. “And it’s something we should all take seriously whenever anyone, um, alleges that kind of behavior, but there should be an investigation.”
“And I think that once the investigation has concluded then we can all comment, but I’m not going to comment until I know the outcome of the investigation.”
Watch some of her reply below:
Social media users were quick to note how this sudden desire to withhold judgement until the facts become clear contrasts with the way she first responded late last month.
One Twitter user also noted the similarity between the senator’s rush to judgment in the Jussie Smollett case and her rush to judgment during the hijacked confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, whose since-debunked accuser she believed without question.
“[I]t’s funny how you withhold judgment on this phony actor but not judge Kavanaugh though right? Racist and bigotry at its finest,” the social media user wrote.
Look at this and other tweets below:
@SenBooker and @SenKamalaHarris, it’s funny how you withhold judgment on this phony actor but not judge Kavanaugh though right? Racist and bigotry at its finest. No way you even sniff the chair that @realDonaldTrump sits in.. #WeThePeopleHoldThePower
— Gman91 (@rampage091) February 18, 2019
— Todd Avenarius (@toddavenarius) February 18, 2019
Yet as a former DA the idiot @SenKamalaHarris wasn’t willing to wait and get all the facts before calling the #JussieSmollett case a modern case of lynching. Now that she’s been called out for being racist and wrong she wants to wait for the facts… #KamalaHarris #Democrats
— Wharfrat (@JamesHo03148924) February 18, 2019
@SenKamalaHarris Funny how you, @SenBooker & others rushed 2 judgement but NOW when it’s obviously a hoax you want to wait for the facts? This is why neither of you deserve 2 b president.
Kamala Harris gives awkward reply when asked about Jussie Smolletthttps://t.co/U5bHn7gf2J
— Shooter (@Syclonut) February 19, 2019
@KamalaHarris @SenKamalaHarris You were quick to make it a racial issue then, now you want to wait for the investigation to conclude before speaking? Shouldn’t you have taken that stance before the “modern day lynching” comment? Any word from your sidekick @CoryBooker? pic.twitter.com/XHq8xZdJ8z
— Texas Patriot (@WestTexasVet) February 19, 2019
@SenKamalaHarris maybe next time you should check yourself before putting forth a wrongful judgement. It’s obvious you were targeting Trump supporters but now that the story has changed you want to wait for the conclusions of the investigation! Hypocrite! #Trump2020 #MAGA #KAG
— PVH (@presyvreal) February 19, 2019
When Smollet said he was attacked by 2 men wearing MAGA caps you said it was a modern day lynching. Now that it has come out it is possible it was staged you say you are going to wait for the facts. Why the double standard? Oh, that’s just you isn’t it?
— Gordon Stewart (@Gordon89278359) February 18, 2019
The day of the attack: “Modern-day lynching.”
The day the hoax collapses: “The facts are still unfolding.”
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 18, 2019
To many it seems like Harris and her peers, including fellow Democrat presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker, invariably rush to judgment whenever the purported facts fit their narrative that America is a racist, sexist, bigoted, homophobic, evil country full of bad people.
Note what she had to say about the Smollett hoax during an interview Monday with New Hampshire news station WMUR. Instead of answering the question, she spoke of the anti-lynching bill that she successfully pushed through the GOP-led Congress last year.
“Well, I think the facts are still kind of rolling themselves out, so I don’t actually know what happened. But I will say that I’m very proud that finally, the United States Congress and the United States Senate, after 200 years passed legislation that acknowledges that lynching is a crime and should be punishable as such. As a career prosecutor, I’ve personally prosecuted a variety of violent crimes, including homicides. Lynching is part of a real dark stain on America’s history,” she said.
While there’s nothing wrong with the lynching bill, it needs to be kept in mind that the last lynching in the United States occurred nearly four decades ago. But to those among the left like Harris who buy into the narrative of an evil nation, the America of the past is no different than the America of today.
Never mind that America of today elected Barack Hussein Obama, a black man, to the highest office roughly one decade ago, and Harris, a black woman, to the Senate two years ago …
And never mind that contemporary America is so lacking in racism and homophobia that Smollett had to hire two Nigerian brothers to make it seem otherwise, as noted by social media:
— Christopher Ramsey (@C_Rock79) February 19, 2019
Yeah, its so tough in America. You have to go out and pay a couple Nigerians just to get oppressed these days.
— John Griffith (@jgriffith3792) February 19, 2019
Says the man SO OPPRESSED he had to hire two men to attack him. #FakeNoose
— ⚓ Reagan ⚓ (@ReaganSailor) February 19, 2019
“Smollett, the most oppressed man in the world. He doesn’t always pay for oppression, but when he does he pays for the best at $3500, Stay oppressed, my friends.”
— Bill (@BillBak9) February 19, 2019
It’s sad that these people are so privileged that they have to pay someone to be oppressed!! Get over yourself. https://t.co/tVZiG8PPxa
— Moore’s Auto Care (@mooresautocare) February 17, 2019
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