I would like to introduce you to California Attorney General Kamala Harris, who is running for the U.S. Senate and hoping to take the seat occupied by Barbara “Don’t Call Me Ma’am” Boxer.
I would like to say that Harris, who is both the likely nominee and ultimate November victor, will be an improvement over the pugnacious pixie.
But I can’t.
To start with, it appears Harris is facing conflict-of-interest accusations after launching a raid on pro-life activist David Daleiden’s apartment. Daleiden is the founder of the pro-life Center for Medical Progress who made a series of undercover videos purporting to show Planned Parenthood clinic employees discussing the illegal sale of tissue from aborted fetuses.
…Ms. Harris, a longtime Planned Parenthood supporter seeking the Democratic Senate nomination, includes on her campaign website a petition asking voters to “take a stand and join Kamala in defending Planned Parenthood.”
Meanwhile, agents from her office searched Mr. Daleiden’s apartment Tuesday in Orange County, seizing his laptop and multiple hard drives while attempting to take his phone as he was speaking to his attorneys, according to sources close to Mr. Daleiden, lead investigator for the pro-life Center for Medical Progress.
…“It is no secret that Harris is in bed with Planned Parenthood,” Mr. O’Keefe said. “Her 2014 AG campaign received donations from multiple Planned Parenthood PACs and her 2016 U.S. Senate race has already received personal donations from senior Planned Parenthood players.”
Apparently, Daleiden’s worst crime involves fake ID. He has been indicted for using a false driver’s license to hide his real identity when introducing himself in the Planned Parenthood sting.
Let’s compare this treatment to what happened late last year in San Bernardino. There were potential warning signs that the terror-couple Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik were plotting something deadly, including questionable financial transactions and social media interactions.
In this situation, the responsible law enforcement officials were worried about “bad relations” if they conducted a serious investigation.
But a videographer who dares to do an investigative report revealing damning information about a cherished progressive institution is targeted for a raid.
To further demonstrate her progressive bona fides, Harris has now joined “AGs United For Clean Power,” a coalition of 16 other state attorney generals that will promote the climate change agenda by targeting the fossil fuel industry. A key organizer of this new group is former Vice President Al Gore.
One such tactic [the group will pursue] includes facilitating ongoing and potential joint investigations into whether fossil fuel companies and industry groups mislead the public about the dangers of climate change or the viability of renewable energy resources.
“What these attorneys general are doing is extremely important. These brave members of this coalition are doing their job like they did in the tobacco case,” said Vice President Gore, comparing fossil fuel companies to the tobacco companies of the 1990s that fell under intense scrutiny over misstatements about cancer and heart disease risks associated with cigarette smoking.
The coalition will also encourage the EPA to limit climate change-causing carbon emissions from fossil fuel power plants under the Clean Power Plan, push for federal controls on methane emissions from the oil and natural gas industry, and work on controlling emissions from large-scale industry facilities, said the New York attorney general’s office in a statement.
“We cannot continue to allow the fossil fuel industry or any industry to treat our atmosphere like an open sewer or mislead the public about the impact they have on the health of our people and the health of our planet,” Vice President Gore said.
In conclusion, I offer this quote from the Wizard of Oz, when Glenda explains the difference between the dead Witch of the East and the Wicked Witch of the West:
She’s worse than the other one was.
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