Vice President Kamala Harris was ordered to walk back comments insinuating that the Texas Democratic lawmakers that fled the state to avoid a vote are similar to civil rights activists by Fox News host Harris Faulkner, according to The Daily Caller.
Faulkner said on Thursday’s edition of “Outnumbered” that Harris should never have said that the Democrats who robbed the state legislature a quorum to vote on voter integrity measures were on the same plain as individuals like slave-turned-civil-rights-pioneer Frederick Douglass.
Harris made her comments on Wednesday when she heaped praise on the Democrats who didn’t have the votes to block the measure, so they took a different tact and walked out of the Texas capitol building.
“They took bold, courageous action in line with the legacy of Frederick Douglass, to the legacy that involves women who marched down Pennsylvania Avenue, and all those folks who shed blood on the bridge in 1965 to pass the Voting Rights Act,” the vice president said.
Faulkner took stern exception to the comments saying when questioned about the issue by former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany there was “no real comparison.”
“What a comparison. That’s Vice President Harris equating Democrats who fled Texas to block passing the state’s election security bill with U.S. heroes of the civil rights movement?” McEnany asked.“Those trailblazers who boarded private jets to hide out in D.C. and eat Caesar salads. Harris, I cannot get over this comparison,” McEnany continued.
“Bloody Sunday, you know, the march from Selma to Montgomery when we had 17 individuals hospitalized and dozens more injured. The women marching for suffrage in 1913, a hundred women hospitalized — compared to Texas lawmakers with Miller Lite and chartered planes?”
Faulkner pointed to the late Democratic Georgia Rep. John Lewis’ record as an activist saying, “These are things that we know well as Americans. Not as white, not as black, just as Americans. It is part of our shared American history,” Faulkner continued.
“I want Kamala Harris as vice president to say something about the words that she said. I want her to recognize that people are not being beaten in the streets right now, that we are not at the same place that we were and unless we are very careful, we could go to new places we don’t want to be.”