Kamala cornered: Harris struggles when reporter asks about Smollett’s ‘modern-day lynching’: ‘Um, ah, ah, uh, okay, so…’

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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!”

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:


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:



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