“I believe them and I respect them being able to tell their story and having the courage to do it”
It’s safe to assume Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) is on the shortlist of possible running mates for Joe Biden. Harris has made it clear that she supports Biden’s candidacy now that he is the presumptive nominee.
Back in 2019, however, she was saying something very different.
Harris appeared on Joy Reid’s MSNBC show this weekend and said that it’s important for Biden to have a woman of color on the ticket with him.
Kamala Harris Tells Joy Reid It’s ‘Very Important To Have A Woman Of Color’ on Joe Biden Ticket — ‘Or A Woman’
On Saturday morning’s edition of MSNBC’s AM Joy, Senator Harris appeared to be calling on the presumptive Democratic nominee to name a woman of color as his running mate, but hedged at the last second. Overall, though, Harris appeared confident that Biden is headed in that direction.
“Do you see Joe Biden turning to you or to another black woman as his vice president, and do you think it’s important to have that kind of representation, as you said, for Biden, for the party, to show up for black women the way that black women have shown up for him specifically, and for the party?” Reid asked…
Harris listed several issues involving health disparities and systemic racism, and said “I know Joe Biden cares about those issues, he and I have talked about those issues, that’s why I am supporting him for president. And I do believe that he is take seriously the importance of having an administration and having a government that represents the people, and reflects the experiences of the people, and looks like the people.”
“And does that mean having a woman of color, not just any woman, on the ticket?” Reid pointedly asked.
“I believe it is very important to have a woman of color, or a woman, as he has said, on the ticket, and I’m sure that that is what, you can take Joe Biden at his word,” Harris replied, then cracked “Unlike the current occupant of the White House.”
Just a year ago, Harris was asked if she believed women who had accused Biden and she did.
Henry Rodgers reports at the Daily Caller:
Kamala Harris In April 2019: ‘I Believe’ Joe Biden’s Accusers
Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris in April 2019 said she believes 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden’s accusers, however, she has not addressed the new reports that have surfaced backing up the claims that Biden sexually assaulted a female staffer when he was a senator.
“I believe them and I respect them being able to tell their story and having the courage to do it,” Harris said at a presidential campaign event in Nevada. When asked if Biden should run for president, Harris said “He’s going to have to make that decision for himself. I wouldn’t tell him what to do.”
Here’s the video from 2019:
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who is now being considered as a VP pick for Joe Biden, said the following about Biden’s accusers last April: “I believe them and I respect them being able to tell their story and having the courage to do it”
Does she believe Tara Reade? pic.twitter.com/A1Asfx5kqB
— Kingsley Cortes (@KingsleyCortes) April 27, 2020
And here’s Harris yesterday:
Sen. Kamala Harris: “Joe Biden… knows how to speak truth even when it is difficult for us to hear.” pic.twitter.com/OFDqxkr2VO
— The Hill (@thehill) April 27, 2020
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