Meena Harris, an outspoken left-wing activist and children’s book author, has a rich history of making bank off of the name of her aunt, Vice President Kamala Harris — so much so that White House lawyers have reportedly told the niece to cease.
The Biden-Harris White House has reportedly become increasingly concerned about the ethical implications of Meena Harris’ exploitive entrepreneurship, Fox News reported. A White House official told the Los Angeles Times that the niece was informed by administration attorneys she could not produce any products that used the vice president’s name or likeness.
After being “briefed” on the rules she must follow after Kamala Harris was elected, Meena Harris still flew on a private plane to the inauguration with a Biden donor and shared images of the trip on Instagram, according to the LA Times.
A Harvard-trained lawyer, she also continues to sell sweatshirts on her online store featuring the viral quote spoken by her aunt during the vice presidential debate, “I’m speaking.”
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Meena Harris defended her actions in a statement to the Times, provided by a public relations firm.
“Since the beginning of the campaign, I have insisted on upholding all legal and ethical standards and will continue to strictly adhere to the ethics rules of the Biden/Harris White House,” she reportedly said.
“With regards to Phenomenal, it was always our plan to remove the likeness of the Vice President from the website before the Inauguration, and refrain from using her likeness in any products or campaigns going forward,” the statement added.
Phenomenal is a production company the younger Harris started after the November election with former Obama White House staffer Brad Jenkins — one of the very first projects was a two-minute video debuted on the eve of Inauguration Day featuring Kamala Harris.
According to Politico, that video was produced with the help of the Supermajority Education Fund, which is reportedly “allied” with a super PAC, Supermajority, that “spent more than $1 million running ads backing Biden and opposing President Donald Trump last year.”
Granted, her efforts pale in comparison to the exploits of Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, but the project is just one of many that have traded on her now-famous aunt’s name.
Harris is the author of a children’s book, “Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea,” published in June 2020, and released a new book, “Ambitious Girl,” the night before Vice President Harris was sworn in.
Capitalizing on her aunt being the first female vice president and woman of color in the White House, the book is about how women are often smeared for their ambition.
Odds are, the book doesn’t focus much on the reality that Aunt Kamala got her start in politics as a young San Francisco prosecutor after an extramarital affair with then 60-year-old Mayor Willie Brown. The former mayor, 30 years her senior, gave her a boost in her first run for office.
As for the younger Harris’ politics, she’s apparently radically left as seen in her reaction to former President Donald Trump being acquitted on Saturday:
white supremacy wins again
— Meena Harris (@meenaharris) February 13, 2021
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