Democrats are still pursuing former President Donald Trump for his supposed role in inciting the attack on the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. Will they hold their own vice president to that same standard?
Fox News contributor Mike Huckabee made the case that Democrats should impeach Vice President Kamala Harris, the Washington Examiner reported. During the violent unrest last summer, Harris supported an organization that handed out bail money for the rioters.
“If we’re going to impeach Donald Trump for what he said, then we’d better impeach Kamala Harris for saying the things she did last summer about the rioters and the looters,” Huckabee told Gerry Baker, host of Fox Business’ “WSJ at Large with Gerry Baker” Saturday. “And even establishing a monetary fund to get them out of jail on bail so they could get back to the riots.”
“If we’re gonna play this game, everybody should have a turn,” Huckabee said. During the rioting that plagued the nation following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody last May, Harris tweeted her support for Minnesota Freedom Fund and asked her followers to “chip in now to the @MNFreedomFund to help post bail for those protesting on the ground in Minnesota.”
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) June 1, 2020
The fund that Harris supported not only paid for rioters to get back on the streets, but also bailed out violent criminals. Murderers and rapists were the beneficiaries of that fund after donations rose from the previous year’s $100,000 take to $35 million dollars with the summer’s riots — thanks in part to support from people like Harris. No problem if it’s also used to bail out people who were protesting for racial justice.
However, when it was a group of Trump supporters who broke into the Capitol, Democrats finally admitted that such acts were criminal. The same party whose politicians routinely hamstrung law enforcement and allowed the violence to drag on virtually unimpeded in other American cities have suddenly decided it’s a problem.
Democrats are calling for Trump to be held personally accountable for somehow inciting the attack, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi still leading the charge even as Trump has left town to live as a civilian. The left is continuing to try to pin this on Trump and impeach him from an office he no longer holds.
Although Trump should not have continued with rhetoric about a stolen election long after it was possible to change the outcome, he never supported their actions. Meanwhile, Harris hoped to raise money to bail out the criminals that supported her cause. Huckabee is right that Harris should face impeachment because what she did for criminals is far worse than anything Trump ever said.