Kamala Harris Admits Defeat as her Virtue-signalling “Boycott” of Criminal Justice Forum Draws Ridicule
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) apparently thought she would make a great campaign move in refusing to join a criminal justice forum because of an award they bestowed upon President Trump.
She initially, and quite bizarrely given her own record on this matter, said she was boycotting the event.
I won't be complicit in papering over Trump's record. pic.twitter.com/eF27XpaRZy
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) October 26, 2019
NEWS: Kamala Harris will now SKIP tomorrow's Second Step Presidential Justice Forum at Benedict College, where she was a scheduled speaker. Harris is protesting that President Trump was given an award today for his criminal justice efforts.
— Astead (@AsteadWesley) October 25, 2019
That didn’t last long.
President Trump landed some truth bombs that seem to have prompted Harris to rethink her ridiculous campaign stunt.
Suddenly, Harris has changed her tune.
BREAKING: Kamala Harris Changes Plan and Now WILL Speak at Criminal Justice Forum After Sponsor That Awarded Trump Is Removed https://t.co/vrNyoYerFX
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) October 26, 2019
In a bizarre back-and-forth on her attendance, Kamala Harris said Saturday she would, in fact, go to a criminal justice forum in South Carolina, despite very publicly announcing she would boycott the event due to a sponsoring group’s decision to give an award to President Trump.
The 2020 presidential hopeful on Friday announced that she would skip the 2019 Second Step Presidential Justice Forum at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina, after the 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center awarded the president for his efforts to pass sweeping criminal justice reform legislation.
Harris’ partisan hackery didn’t pan out she had hoped even among the “woke” left. Maybe because her record on criminal “justice” for black people is far out-stripped by Trump’s?
Anyway, she tried to save face.
2020 candidate Sen. Kamala Harris had refused to attend a criminal justice forum in protest of an award it was giving to Pres. Trump for criminal justice reform. But she spoke there today and explained what changed her mind. https://t.co/EeeDLzQ1JP
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 26, 2019
Fox News continues:
But by midday, Harris had come around, with a campaign announcement that she would, in fact, be attending the forum, with her campaign claiming that she successfully pressured the group that awarded the president to be dropped as a sponsor.
“After Senator Kamala Harris stood up and objected to their group awarding Trump and excluding HBCU students from participating, the 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center was removed as a sponsor for the criminal justice forum at Benedict College,” the Harris campaign said in a statement Saturday. “After their removal, Harris announced she will join students, Mayor Steve Benjamin and the broader Columbia community on campus at Benedict to discuss critical issues for the country’s justice system.”
Harris, at the event, explained her flip-flop in attendance to reporters.
“Let me just be clear so you can hear it from me,” she said. “I refused to come because frankly Benedict College students were excluded and also I said I wouldn’t come because I couldn’t believe that Donald Trump would be given an award as it relates to criminal justice reform.”
Call me cynical, but what changed her mind was the simple fact the she looked pathetic and desperate in her attempt to boost her doomed 2020 presidential campaign with ridiculous virtue-signalling that fell flat even on the Trump-deranged radical left.DONATE
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