Democrat presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris continues to twist herself into a pretzel trying to excuse her past work as the district attorney of San Francisco.
While there’s nothing inherently wrong with being a district attorney — especially if you believe in being tough on criminals, which conservatives do — the problem is that the senator’s past doesn’t align with the worldview of Democrats, who think criminals should be handled with kid gloves.
But instead of just admitting her past and arguing that she’s become a different person since she left the DA’s office in 2011 to pursue a career in politics, she keeps lying through her teeth (though just to be clear, she’s not the only liar running for office):
The Democrat Party’s recent push for reparations should not be believed, conservative commentator and radio show host David Webb says.
— ?? Jack Ralph ?? (@NevadaJack2) February 25, 2019
Case in point: During her 7-year stint as San Francisco’s DA, she publicly supported a policy enacted by then-Mayor Gavin Newsom that called for transferring illegal alien teens arrested for felonies over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. When questioned about this policy last Sunday, she lied.
“That ended up being an unintended consequence of the policy and I did not support that consequence of that policy,” she said on “Political Party Live,” a podcast about Iowa politics.
“And that policy I believe has since changed because it was not the intended purpose of that policy. I’ll say this, and I feel very strongly about it, and I always have, which is this, my background is as a prosecutor and I want to know that a person, a victim of a rape or a child molestation, or a vicious violent crime, I want to know that that victim will be able to run in the middle of the street and wave down a police officer and receive protection and security without having to worry about if they do that they will be deported.”
Fast-forward to the 33:55 mark in the clip below to hear her for yourself:
According to a recent article from CNN, everything she said was a lie, or as the network put it, a ‘mischaracterization’: “Reporting arrested undocumented juveniles to ICE was not an ‘unintended consequence’ of the policy, it was the policy.”
Though San Francisco had been a sanctuary city since 1989, in 1992 the local government removed protections for illegal alien adults suspected of crimes. Sixteen years later then-Mayor Newsom dropped protections for illegal alien teens as well.
“Newsom changed this policy in 2008 after a 21-year-old undocumented man was arrested for murdering three members of a San Francisco family,” CNN reported. “The man had previously been arrested as a youth at 17 and was found guilty of attempted robbery and assault, but he was never reported to federal immigration authorities.”
“After Newsom’s change, the city began reporting arrested undocumented juveniles to ICE who were suspected of committing a felony, regardless of whether they were actually found guilty of a crime.”
While this sounds perfectly reasonable to the average conservative, it reeks of racism and white supremacy to the increasingly radical yet mainstream wing of the Democrat Party. That’s why Harris keeps lying about policies such as this, among others. Reason magazine notes for instance that as San Francicos’ DA, Harris also waged war against sex workers and drug addicts:
Again, to the average conservative there’s nothing inherently wrong with this tough approach toward crime. But for someone attempting to win the 2020 Democrat presidential primary, it’s a problem.
But it gets worse. San Francisco’s policy toward illegal alien teens didn’t change until 2011, after both Harris Newsom had left office. Why? In part because the two had during their tenure in office reportedly worked hard to stymie efforts by other city officials to put a stop to it.
This is not a good look for her. In fact, some members of the far-left base are so disgusted by her past policy positions that they’ve called for her to run as a Republican instead:
Kamala Harris is a cop, she isn’t fit to be the Democratic nominee. Let her tough-on-crime racist ass run as a Republican.
— Tray of Monster Bees (@Trayofbees) February 9, 2019
Nice jab. @KamalaHarris deserves it for being pro slave labor.
The black community doesn’t take kindly to that sort of treatment, doesn’t fly in the Democratic party, she should run as a Republican.
— Thomas Linkoff (@ThomasLinkoff) February 8, 2019
Your record as prosecutor is shameful.
Withdraw from the race or run as a republican.
— TeddyorBiff (@TeddyorBiff) February 6, 2019
People I’m saying her history as a prosecutor disqualifies her from being accepted by the left. She’s basically a republican.
— Chaos Penguin (@AlNelsonStudios) February 2, 2019
Kamala Harris should run as a Republican since she used to lap up donations from Trump. Maybe we just not do this, huh?
— Gnarly_Eyeball (@chad_rummer) February 2, 2019
The latter Twitter user wasn’t lying. Current Republican President Donald Trump reportedly contributed a total of $6,000 to then-California Attorney General Harris’s 2014 reelection campaign:
— Javier Panzar ? (@jpanzar) March 15, 2016
This too is not a good look for her.
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