Vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris has been mostly quiet since the announcement that she is joining the Democratic ticket in August, and recent statements about the ongoing anti-police protests could be the reason why.
Harris attempts to hide her radical stance on social justice issues, but when the Biden campaign allows her to speak, the veil is lifted and American voters can see her shocking agenda on display.
Harris praised social justice organization Black Lives Matter and the protests stemming from the movement over the summer, calling them an “essential component or mark of a real democracy” at a Friday campaign appearance.
“Nothing that we have achieved that has been about progress, in particular around civil rights, has come without a fight, and so I always am going to interpret these protests as an essential component of evolution in our country — as an essential component or mark of a real democracy,” Harris said at the NAACP’s national convention.
The vice presidential hopeful called the demonstrations “necessary,” and said that people must “speak loudly” in order to “get their government to do what it is supposed to do.”
Harris threw in a cursory nod to concerns that protests are too violent, saying that protesters should do so “obviously peacefully,” but did not acknowledge the billions of dollars of damage caused and the lives taken by BLM-led protests since May.
Instead, she praised the “brilliance” and “impact” of BLM, saying that “I actually believe that ‘Black Lives Matter’ has been the most significant agent for change within the criminal justice system.”
Kamala Harris is actively egging on these violent protests with only the most cursory acknowledgment that political violence is somewhat undesirable.