|Junior U.S. Senator from California|
From: January 3, 2017 – present
|Successor||Incumbent (no successor)|
|Former Attorney General of California|
From: January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2017
Kamala Harris ( pron. comma-la) is a racist Democrat Senator from California who publicly stereotyped all Jamaicans as pleasure-seeking pot smokers. Harris is one-quarter black Jamaican, one-quarter white descendant of slave owners, and half South Asian. She is not ADOS (American [United States] Descendants of Slavery). Harris announced her candidacy for the 2020 presidential election in early 2019, with Marc Elias of the Perkins Coie law firm serving as her general counsel. Rapidly losing support, Harris withdrew from the presidential race on December 3, 2019.
Harris' rise came about by having a sexual affair with a powerful Democrat four decades her senior earning her the nickname, "Spank me." Ethnically, Harris has half as much African blood as President Obama, who was only half black. Like Obama, Harris has no relationship to slave descendants in the United States. Harris has no children, and according to the New Yorker, had no meaningful or longterm heterosexual relationships with men for twenty years after terminating her affair with a man old enough to be her grandfather who bought her a BMW and promoted her from a low-level clerk to several six-figure income government jobs in the California Democrat political machine.
Harris' qualifications consist of checking off multiple intersectional boxes in the Democrat Party's program of identity politics, divisiveness, and demonization of white males. Harris is an articulate spokesperson for the unhinged mob. She is doggedly committed to free goodies and social programs such as free healthcare for illegal aliens, free daycare, female affirmative action quotas, more single-parent families and its effect on high juvenile offender rates. To cultivate a "get tough" image as California Attorney General, Harris imprisoned parents for the truancy of their children, which was widespread, leaving the children without a breadwinner and in state custody subject to sexual abuse by civil service system employees. Harris endorses the Green New Deal based on the pseudoscientific claim that global warming and carbon emissions can be reduced by slave reparations, a guaranteed universal basic income, and Medicare for All. Harris maintains that the United States can afford the cost estimated at 120% of World GDP.
In 2018 Harris was the leading fundraiser bred by elite party donors to challenge Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. Harris is a product of the progressive far-left excrement capital of the United States, the San Francisco political machine of Willie Brown, Nancy Pelosi, Harvey Milk and Jim Jones. Harris's refusal to defend Proposition 8 in court led to the legalization of gay marriage in California. She announced her candidacy for president on January 21, 2019, and is aligned with socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Harris has used vulgar and profane language in public. This was despite her condemning Republican's values. Harris blamed racist and sexist Democrats for her failing presidential campaign for the Democratic nomination.
- 1 2020 presidential campaign
- 1.1 Staff
- 1.2 Fundraising
- 1.3 Endorsements
- 1.4 One hit wonder
- 1.5 Identity politics
- 1.6 Racism and bigotry
- 1.7 Women's rights and sex crimes
- 1.8 "Keep your hands off our Medicare"
- 1.9 Immigration and human trafficking
- 1.10 Crime
- 1.11 Education
- 1.12 Housing
- 1.13 Reparations
- 1.14 War on Cow Farts
- 1.15 Bullying
- 2 Career
- 3 California attorney general
- 4 U.S. Senate
- 5 Family
- 6 Further reading
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
2020 presidential campaign
- Main article: Kamala Harris 2020 presidential campaign
The crowd of 20,000 that attended her announcement speech was larger than the crowd of 7,000 Barack Obama attracted in 2007 but not as big as the 100,000 that attended Donald Trump's campaign announcement event. Harris made at least ten false statements in her announcement speech. The establishment pick, weeks after her announcement supposed "independent" mainstream media journalists accompanied Harris to a boutique and helped her pick out a rainbow jacket (Caitlan Hurley-Burns of CBS News).
When Harris has made contradictory or embarrassing statements she habitually falls back on a claim that she "misheard" the question. In the 3rd pre-Primary debate, Harris appeared drunk, causing donors to flee. An Emerson poll showed Andrew Yang outpolling Harris in her own home state. NBC News started writing her epitaph after her Third pre-Primary debate performance.
Harris, who called Biden out on his racism, was perfectly fine with Biden's obstruction of justice when Biden successfully got a prosecutor fired through extortion and bribery to thwart an investigation into his son, Hunter Biden's money laundering schemes/
The Harris campaign announced on January 21, 2019 that DNC election lawyer Marc Elias, will be the general counsel; Lily Adams, Clinton's Iowa communications director and daughter of former Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, will be its national communications director; Angelique Cannon, Clinton's deputy national finance director and national finance director for Senate Majority PAC, will be its national finance director; and David Huynh, Clinton's director of delegate operations and ballot access, will be its senior adviser.
As of 2019, Elias is general counsel for the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, a group led by former Attorney General Eric Holder, who is actively considering his own run for president.
Harris began stacking her Washington, D.C. congressional office with former Hillary Clinton campaign veterans almost immediately after making her way to Capitol Hill.
In addition to Lily Adams, who was top press aide in the D.C. office, Harris brought in Sergio Gonzales as senior policy adviser. Gonzales was a regional director for Hillary for America.
Kate Waters, who worked as the deputy press secretary for Clinton's campaign during the Iowa caucus and as press secretary during the West Virginia primary, Iowa primary, and Nebraska caucus, was brought in as press secretary early in Harris's tenure, among other Clinton vets.
In July 2017 Harris's Senate campaign was renting office space from a small travel agency on Capitol Hill just a few minutes away from the Capitol and congressional offices. Harris's campaign never answered inquiries on why they were renting the office space 2,800 miles away from her home state.
As Harris tapped Clinton campaign vets to her D.C. office—and now presidential campaign—she has used progressive public relations firms to project her message.
Harris's presidential campaign's digital arm is run by Authentic Campaigns, a D.C.-based full-service digital strategy company that was founded by Mike Nellis, former vice president of campaigns of Revolution Messaging LLC. Revolution Messaging was considered instrumental in propelling Sen. Bernie Sanders's candidacy against Clinton during the 2016 elections. Harris has already paid Authentic Campaigns and Revolution Messaging millions of dollars from her Senate campaign committee for advertising and consulting services since entering Congress.
Harris gained the financial backing of Marxist and socialist supporters of Bernie Sanders early as a 2020 Democratic party hopeful. When she made her announcement in January 2019, she broke Sanders 24 hour record for fundraising. She is the recipient of tens of thousands of dollars from elite Hollywood liberal donors arrested in the College Admissions scandal.
Shomik Dutta and the 1MDB scandal
From 2011 – 2012 Shomik Dutta served as the National Finance Consultant to President Obama's re-election campaign. In 2013 he became Managing Director of DuSable Capital Management, founded by Frank R. White, Jr., Vice-Chair of Obama's 2012 re-election campaign. DuSable had only one client, 1Malaysian Development Berhad (1MDB), whose global network of conspirators face indictment in the United States for money laundering in what the Justice Department calls the "largest single action ever brought by the department’s Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative" (kleptocracy is defined as a government of thieves). 1MDB was wholly owned by the Malaysian government's Ministry of Finance, and cut a deal on paper to partner with DuSable in green technology and a photovoltaic electric power plant. DuSable, through a front group called Yurus, sold it's 49% share which it had invested no money in, to 1MDB for $69 million six months after the paper agreement was made. Some of the proceeds of the $69 million sale ended up as foreign dark money contributions to Democratic candidates.
In March 2019, a $2800-a-plate fundraiser was held by the Malibu Democrat Club in a private residence with Shomik Dutta as a featured guest. The event notice was taken down from the Malibu Democrat Club after inquires were made to the Harris campaign if Harris was aware of DuSable and Dhutta's involvement in a global money laundering scandal.
Connor Betts and Patrick Crasius
- See also: Leftwing violence in the Trump era
Harris used the murder of 31 people by two violent leftists to solicit funds for her 2020 presidential campaign. Connor Betts was a member of Antifa who murdered nine people in Dayton, including 6 African Americans, and Patrick Crasius was a socialist who killed 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso he blamed for impeding passage of universal healthcare and a universal basic income, tuition debt, underemployment and not re-cycling plastics.
The Harris campaign proudly announced an endorsement from Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings (Fla.), who was at the center of a $220,000 taxpayer-funded sexual harassment settlement. The $220,000 sexual harassment settlement was paid in 2014. Roll Call obtained documents showing a former staffer said Hastings "touched her, made unwanted sexual advances, and threatened her job." Hastings also employed a convicted money launderer, is paying his girlfriend the maximum congressional salary, and is known as one of the top ethics violators in Congress. While on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Hastings was charged with soliciting a $150,000 bribe from undercover FBI officers. Hastings was acquitted after his alleged conspirator refused to testify despite a promise of immunity, but he was instead successfully impeached by a Democrat-controlled Congress. Harris said she is proud to have Hasting's endorsement.
One hit wonderJoseph Biden over his role in repealing sections of the 1964 Civil Rights Act that restored funding to schools refusing to integrate with Blacks after the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education desegregation order. The Biden Amendment, originally written by segregationist Democrat Sen. James Eastland, but with Biden's name on it with few modifications, restored federal funding for schools that refused to comply with court ordered desegregation and busing. Harris told MSNBC's Chris Matthews:
If those segregationists would have had their way, I would not be a member of the United States Senate, and I certainly would not be a serious candidate for President of the United States. ... Barack Obama would not have been in a position to appoint Joe Biden Vice President of the United States. So the consequences of their actions were very real, and on the shoulders of the history of our country of really a very bad, awful, dark, dangerous, and lethal time.
The next morning there were T-shirts bearing the words “That little girl was me” with the image of a young, pigtailed Harris, ready for sale on her website the following morning. Her ex-lover, 85 year old Willie Brown, wrote an op-ed saying that no Democrat could beat Trump. After wiping the floor with Biden, Harris' poll numbers were cut in half from 20& to 12% to 7% in the space of two weeks, with only 1% of black Democrats supporting her, her chosen group to identify with.
By the fourth debate Tulsi Gabbard moved ahead of Harris, with some polls having Harris in 10th place. Harris began laying off staff and folding up shop in New Hampshire. As her campaign sputtered, Harris lashed out at Elizabeth Warren, citing the fact that Harris had never represented corporations, unlike the doubletalking Warren who began her career doing so.
Identity politicsHarris, who is running on a platform of identity politics, criticized identity politics when Sen. Bernie Sanders attacked her and suggested that candidates should be evaluated on the basis of qualifications and ideas, not identity politics.
"They bring this term up when you talk about issues that are about race, about sexual orientation, about religion. They’ll bring it up when we are talking about civil rights issues as a way to marginalize the issue, as a way to frankly try to silence you or shut you up. We need to call it what it is, which is to try and divert away from a conversation that needs to happen in America. Why? One, because we must speak truth. Racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, anti-Semitism are all real in this country, so we need to have that conversation and address it. Two, and this is equally important, how America deals with the issues and the disparities, and also the hate that can be — that causes these issues to become lethal in proportion — how America deals with these issues is a matter of American identity. This is not about identity politics, and if it is, it’s about the identity of the United States of America. How we handle the issues will be about our collective identity.”
Racism and bigotry
Harris compared the men and women serving in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to the Ku Klux Klan, while more than half of all ICE agents are Hispanic. Harris has been confronted by Hispanic women for her racist exploitation of Hispanic women and children for votes.
Father rejects her racial stereotypesDonald J. Harris, a civil rights activist and the father of Kamala, severely rebuked Kamala after she was asked on a radio broadcast if she had ever smoked marijuana. Kamala invoked a vulgar and racist stereotype of Jamaicans:
"look, half my family is from Jamaica. Are you kidding me?”Her father responded:
"My dear departed grandmothers, as well as my deceased parents, must be turning in their grave right now to see their family’s name, reputation and proud Jamaican identity being connected, in any way, jokingly or not, with the fraudulent stereotype of a pot-smoking joy seeker and in the pursuit of identity politics. Speaking for myself and my immediate Jamaican family, we wish to categorically dissociate ourselves from this travesty."
- See also: Hate crime hoax
Harris refused to walk back her claims in the Jussie Smollett case when Smollett was exposed as having paid for and staged a hate crime hoax to spark racial animosity. Harris alleged MAGA supporters had engaged in a "modern day lynching."
According to Jussie Smollett, he was out grabbing a sandwich at 2 am in 7 degrees temperature at a Subway sandwich shop in the Windy City when he was set upon by two white thugs. The attackers, wearing red baseball caps (the type of hat upon which MAGA hats portray their printed slogan to convey their political message) in uber-blue Chicago, allegedly called him a "f****t", "n****r", and told him "This is MAGA country!" before punching him, kicking him, dousing him with bleach and putting a noose around his neck. Harris immediately tweeted that the attack was a "modern day lynching."
Kamala Harris sponsored an "anti-lynching bill" in the Senate in late December 2018 to make lynching a new federal crime. The bill had always previously stalled in the Senate, because it was seen as an unnecessary political gimmick, meant to remind people of historical black oppression in the South. Murdering people with a rope has always been a crime under state law. In the wake of Smollett's faked "noose assault" in Chicago on January 29, Harris's anti-lynching bill unanimously passed the Senate on February 14, 2019. Harris finally laid claim to a legislative accomplishment, though no matching bill has passed the House of Representatives.
Chicago Police determined that Jussie Smollett paid two Nigerian-American (i.e., black – not white) brothers, acquaintances $3,500 to "assault" Jussie in a rehearsed "attack." The brothers produced a receipt for purchase of the rope with money they got from Smollett, and later a video recording of them purchasing items used in the attack was located.
Smollett claims victim status in two groups: black and gay. Mainstream media bought the hoax hook-line-and-sinker. ABC News's Robin Roberts of Good Morning America proved the most gullible (among dozens of others).
War on Cops
Harris claims Michael Brown, who spawned the Obama riots, was "murdered by a white police officer," provoking widespread criticism. Even the far left Wadhington Post fact checkers awarded her four Pinocchios for lying.
Bigotry toward people with disabilities
During a campaign event Kamala Harris was asked by an audience member (with a microphone): “what are you going to do in the next one year to diminish the mentally r*****ed action of this guy?” In response to the question a laughing Senator Harris replied: “Well said. Well said.” When called out for her insensitive comments and bigotry, Harris later denied the R-word was used in the exchange.
Women's rights and sex crimes
Protected a known sexual predator on staff for 14 years
A longtime top staff member of Harris resigned after The Sacramento Bee inquired about a $400,000 harassment and retaliation settlement resulting from his time working for Harris at the California Department of Justice.
Larry Wallace, who served as the director of the Division of Law Enforcement under Attorney General Harris, was accused by his former executive assistant in December 2016 of “gender harassment” and other demeaning behavior, including frequently asking her to crawl under his desk to change the paper in his printer.
The lawsuit was filed on Dec. 30, 2016, when Harris was still attorney general but preparing to be sworn in as California's newly elected Democratic senator. It was settled less than five months later, in May 2017, by Xavier Becerra, who was appointed to replace her as attorney general.
Harris, who has known Wallace for 14 years, then hired him in March 2017 as a senior adviser in her Sacramento U.S. Senate constituent services office.
A misconduct claim naming Wallace arrived at the California Department of Justice three months before Harris left the attorney general's office in early 2017. An intake form from the Equal Employment Rights and Resolution Office, which oversees discrimination investigations and compliance at the Department of Justice, shows that the department was first notified on Oct. 3, 2016, of Danielle Hartley's intent to pursue legal action.
Wallace resigned 6 weeks before Harris announced her candidacy for president.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the amount of money paid out to settle sexual harassment claims during Harris' tenure as California Attorney General was nearly three times more than previously reported. Total sexual harassment claims between 2011 and 2017 were $1.1 million, including several payments to men who apparently were victims of homosexual harassers at work in the states highest law enforcement bureau.
Harris drew considerable criticism in 2013 for allowing San Diego mayor and former Democrat congressman Bob Filner to plead guilty to charges of false imprisonment and battery against three women in exchange for a light sentence. 20 women accused Filner of sexual harassment and misconduct. Some said he put them in “Filner headlocks.” Filner could have faced up to five years in prison, but the plea bargain instead gave him three months of house arrest, three years' probation, and partial loss of his mayoral pension. The plea deal let him escape registering as a sex offender. Filner was allowed to keep his civil service system pension.
No equal pay ever in her office
Harris has never practiced gender pay equity with either her Senate staff or her presidential campaign.
In her Senate office's most recent six-month disclosure, covering the period from April 1, 2018, through Sept. 31, 2018, the median male salary disbursement was $34,999 and the median female salary disbursement was $32,999, leaving women with just 94 cents of every dollar paid to men.
The gender pay gap for the previous six-month period, during which the median male salary was $27,167 and the median female salary was $25,749.97, was a nearly identical 6 percent.
The pay gap was even greater during the first full month of Harris's presidential campaign in February—the median female salary disbursement for the month, $5,763.97, was about 87 percent of the median male salary disbursement, $6,632.23, a further analysis of her campaign filing found.
"Keep your hands off our Medicare"
In April 2018, Harris co-sponsored the Choose Medicare Act that increased government spending on ObamaCare and rendered higher income individuals eligible for subsidized assistance. Harris' so-called "healthcare plan" places a balloon payment on Americans' healthcare, i.e. "kicks the can down the road" past the next election to solve the "crisis" in this years election cycle. It's another "get more, pay less" scheme, not really possible under basic laws of mathematics, science, logic, rational argument or reasoning.
While campaigning Harris encountered a senior voter. The elder woman asked "you are advocating health care for everyone … who's going to pay for it?" Harris said, "Well, we're going to pay for it" The woman responded, "No we're not. Leave our health care system alone. We don't want you to mess with it."
Immigration and human trafficking
On October 25, 2017, Harris stated she would not support a spending bill and promised a government shutdown until Congress addressed the DACA program. She did not support a February 2018 proposal by some Democrats to provide President Trump with $25 billion in funding for a border wall in exchange for giving DREAMers a pathway to citizenship.
In a January 2018 interview, when asked by Hiram Soto about her ideal version of a bipartisan deal on DACA, Harris stated the need to focus on comprehensive immigration reform."
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency was created by a bipartisan Congress on a recommendation of the 9/11 Commission after 19 Islamic jihadis entered the United States under the Clinton administration and murdered 3,000 Americans. In November 2018 Harris compared ICE workers, half of which are Hispanic to the Ku Klux Klan. The suggestion sparked horror and outrage. In July 2019, the Tacoma suicide bomber attack by a leftwing extremist occurred on an ICE facility housing hundreds of children. Harris never condemned the violence.
Kamala Harris refused to stand, applaud, and sat motionless, shaking her head "no" during the 2019 State of the Union Address when President Trump called upon Congress to take action to end human trafficking. Harris was a staunch fighter of human trafficking as San Francisco DA. Harris proposes taking away American's private health insurance and making them pay for illegal immigrants healthcare.
As presidential candidate, Harris flip-flopped and became in favor of legalizing prostitution to appeal to the Democrat's criminal element.
Biden Crime Bill
Harris openly criticized Joe Biden, who authored the 1994 Crime Bill. Harris said the bill contributed to "mass incarceration in our country," established the "federal three strikes law," and "funded the building of more prisons in the states." Harris' brother-in-law, Tony West, along with Joe Biden, helped author the 1994 Crime Bill that incarcerated 2.5 million Blacks, one-tenth of the Black male population.
In the Second Debate, Harris was called for joking about her smoking marijuana while having locked up over 1,500 people for the same crime. The Washington Free Beacon' later issued a correction of its finding that Harris had locked up at least 1,560 people for marijuana-related offenses. According to California's Department of Corrections, the figure now is at least 1,974 were admitted to prison under Harris for marijuana offenses.
Harris is for convicted murderers, rapists, child molesters, drug dealers and terrorists to vote while in prison.
"the schools of America are as segregated if not more segregated today than they were when I was in elementary school. And we need to put every effort including busing into play to desegregate the schools.”On federally mandated busing, she replied: “I believe that any tool that is in the toolbox should be considered by a school district.” Harris’ old Berkeley school district has today, despite its high level of integration, the worst test-score racial gap in the United States, with its median black student testing at only the fifth percentile of its white students. A vast database at Stanford's Center for Education Policy Analysis demonstrates that the biggest racial divides in school achievement are found in highly liberal districts. Blacks students achieve less in school in highly Democratic places, whether poor or rich. Anechoic Media's analysis of the Stanford database found that:
Black students in counties that voted Trump significantly overperform their socioeconomic status baseline. Going from a strong blue county, to a strong red county increases expected district black NAEP score by an effect roughly similar to a ~3.17 percentage point reduction in black poverty.
Harris boasts, "as attorney general of California, I took on the big banks who preyed on the homeowners." Harris and several other state attorneys general negotiated a $25 billion nationwide settlement with five of the top U.S. mortgage lenders to provide debt relief and other financial services to struggling homeowners. But in 2012 then-California Gov. Jerry Brown illegally diverted $331 million from California's portion of the settlement to pay off state budget deficits incurred before the 2008 housing crisis. The beleaguered homeowners never got he funds.
Harris remained silent on the court battles raging since 2014 as attorney general, Senator and presidential candidate.
- “She’s running for president of the United States, saying she took on the big banks and looked out for the little guys – this has become a platform for her -- and she won’t even meet with us or deal with us,” Faith Bautista, president and chief executive of the National Asian American Coalition, or NAAC, told RealClearPolitics.
California courts deemed the diversion of funds illegal three times already. Gov. Gavin Newsom has not complied with court orders, and Sen. Harris remained silent.
Harris originally opposed slave reparations and in its place offered a tax credit for all families earning under $100,000. Harris moved toward reparations as the Democrats' strategy of promoting and emphasizing racial divisiveness in the 2020 elections took shape. Harris has not elaborated on whether the descendants of people who did not own slaves such as Native Americans, Republicans, Italians, Poles, Jews, Hispanics and other ethnic groups that migrated to the United States after the American Civil War would be granted an exemption from paying reparations, or if Americans such as Barack Obama and herself, who have no ancestry connected to North American slaves, would qualify.
Harris is 50% South Asian (India), 25% African, and 25% Irish. Under Harris' reparations proposal, if it were based on any notion of justice, she would be exempt; her mother immigrated from India and her father from Jamaica. Even if an argument could be made that she were entitled to reparations based on her father's African heritage, it would be cancelled out by her father's other one-half Irish heritage. At best she'd be entitled to one-half the standard benefit, of which she'd be liable to pay to herself (plus administrative overheard costs).
War on Cow Farts
- See also: Green Leap Forward
Harris advocates "banning certain behaviors", not in regards to deviant sexual habits and practices, but in regards to the food people eat.
Harris is noted for her nasty wit and bullying in Senate hearings with Chairman Chuck Grassley, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Attorney General Bill Barr and the Immigration and Custom Enforcement head.
After Rep. Tulsi Gabbard eliminated Harris from the top tier of candidates with series of questions about her record during the Second Debate, Harris press spokesmen claimed it was a Russian plot to end her presidential bid. Shortly after, it was reported the California Attorney general's office removed arrest records during Kamala's tenure, making it difficult to research her claims.
Harris began her career in politics at the age of 29 by having an extra-marital affair with the corrupt 60-year-old California politician Willie Brown. As San Francisco mayor, when they were having their affair, Brown was dogged by conflict of interest accusations, and as speaker of the California Assembly was investigated by the FBI. When the tryst began, she was a low level clerk in a city office of Mayor Brown's political machine. Mayor Brown gave her a brand new 1994 BMW. As Speaker, Brown appointed her to high paying jobs on the California Medical Assistance Commission and Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board. These positions paid more than $400,000 over five years. During her first bid for electoral office as district attorney of San Francisco in 2003, which Speaker Brown assisted by raising money and introducing her to deep-pocketed donors, she excused the gift of a brand new BMW away, telling reporters she traded it in for a 1997 BMW which she then drove. After dumping Harris, having a child with a lobbyist he awarded a multi-milliondollar contract to, and divorcing his wife, 84 year old Willie Brown took up with Russian model Sonya Molodetskaya.
Bay Area Democrats
The New York Times describes Harris as "rooted in the Bay Area Democratic establishment." CalWatchdog.com which describes itself as "an independent, Sacramento-based journalism venture providing original investigative reports and news stories" that "adheres to traditional journalistic standards and focuses on improving government transparency," reports "Actually, Jim Jones cult was Bay Area Democrats." According to a 2012 article on Salon, a liberal website:
"Jones could be counted on to deliver busloads of obedient, well-dressed disciples to demonstrations, campaign rallies, and political precincts. The city’s liberal Burton machine — run by congressional powerhouse Phil Burton — quickly identified the Peoples Temple juggernaut as a potentially game-changing ally in its long battle to take over city hall.And Harvey Milk, later assassinated with Moscone:
“It was Burton ally Willie Brown – a rising force in California’s state capital — who first recognized that Jones’s organization could play a pivotal role in his friend George Moscone’s run for mayor….
“In the December runoff between Moscone and [conservative Republican John] Barbagelata, Peoples Temple went even further to secure victory for its candidate. On the eve of the election, Jones filled buses with temple members in Redwood Valley and Los Angeles and shuttled them to San Francisco. Security at polling places was lax on Election Day, and many nonresidents were able to cast their ballots for Moscone, some more than once. ‘You could have run around to 1200 precincts and voted 1200 times,’ said a bitter Barbagelata later, after losing by a whisper of a margin. But he was not the only one who claimed that the Peoples Temple stole the election for George Moscone. Temple leaders also claimed credit.
“Moscone at first tried to appease him with a harmless post on the human rights commission. But the temple leader insisted on a position that had more clout, and the mayor decided he was in no position to alienate Jones. In October 1976 Moscone announced that he was naming Jones to the San Francisco Housing Authority, which oversees the operation of the city’s public housing. The agency, the largest landlord in the city, was a notorious maze of corruption, and it provided Jones’s organization with ample opportunity for shady self-dealing."
“But no political figures were more gushing in their praise of Jones than Willie Brown and Harvey Milk, San Francisco’s rising tribune of gay freedom. Milk, a perennial candidate for office until he finally won a supervisor’s seat in 1977, aggressively sought Jones’s political blessing. ‘Our paths have crossed,’ Milk wrote Jones during an earlier campaign for supervisor, in a letter filled with the kind of awed reverence that the cult leader demanded from his followers. ‘They will stay crossed. It is a fight that I will walk with you into . . . The first time I heard you, you made a statement: “Take one of us, and you must take all of us.” Please add my name.’”
San Francisco district attorney
Harris was elected San Francisco District Attorney in 2003.
In April 2004, San Francisco Police Department Officer Isaac Espinoza was shot and killed in the line of duty. Three days later, Harris announced she would not seek the death penalty, infuriating the San Francisco Police Officers Association. During Officer Espinoza's funeral Sen. Dianne Feinstein rose to the pulpit and called on Harris, who was sitting in the front pew, to secure the death penalty, prompting a standing ovation from the 2,000 uniformed police officers in attendance. Harris still refused. Officer Espinoza's killer was convicted of the murder and sentenced to life in prison.
In 2012, a Superior Court Judge ruled that San Francisco District Attorney Harris's office violated defendants' rights by hiding damaging information about a police crime lab technician, and was indifferent to demands that it account for its failings.Harris opposed San Francisco's Proposition K ballot initiative to legalize prostitution. Harris said,
“I think it’s completely ridiculous, just in case there’s any ambiguity about my position. It would put a welcome mat out for pimps and prostitutes to come on into San Francisco.”Harris argued prostitution exposes girls and women to drug, gun and sexual crimes, and “compromises the quality of life in a community.” Harris noted that 65 percent of cases handled by her department's sexual assault unit involved sex workers as victims.
California attorney general
Harris was elected Attorney General in 2010.
After the United States Supreme Court in Brown v. Plata (2011) declared California's prisons so overcrowded they violated prisoners' Eighth Amendment right against cruel and unusual punishment, Harris fought federal court supervision. When California failed to fully implement the court's order to reduce overcrowding, and was ordered to implement new parole programs, the State of California appealed the decision, and in court filings Harris's office argued that if forced to release these inmates early, prisons would lose an important source of slave labor. Prisoners in California earn between 8 and 37 cents per hour in maintenance and kitchen jobs; prisoner firefighters receive $1 per hour.
In 2008 the people of California passed Proposition 8, the state's referendum on same-sex marriage by an overwhelming popular vote. Harris refused to defend the Proposition 8 in court. The decision was significant. In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that proponents of the measure did not have the legal standing to defend Proposition 8 on appeal after Harris refused to do so. The case was dismissed by the U.S. Supreme Court, removing the ban on same-sex marriage in California. These actions were a blow to direct democracy.
Inmate sex change operations
- Main article: Transgenderism
In 2015 a male inmate of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation was paroled early. The inmate had sued the state in federal court claiming he was being denied a sex change operation. The court ordered the state to provide the inmate with the requested medical services. Harris represented the Department of Corrections and appealed the decision. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals opined the inmate was released early while the case was on appeal to render the case moot.
Three Strikes Law
Daniel Larsen, found innocent by a federal judge, had been in prison for 13 years. In 1999, when two police officers claimed they saw Larsen, who had earlier in his life been convicted for burglary, pull a six-inch-long knife from his waistband and throw it under a car, he was sentenced to twenty-seven years to life under the three-strikes law supported by Harris.
Police wrongly targeted Larsen in the first place, and witnesses reported that it wasn't Larsen but the man he was with who had thrown the knife. In trial, Larsen's incompetent lawyer (who would later be disbarred) didn't investigate a single witness, nor present one in trial.
Eleven years later, a judge reversed the conviction due to the lack of evidence and incompetence of Larson's attorney's. Yet two years later, Larsen was still in jail. Harris appealed the decision on the basis that Larsen had filed his paperwork too late.
Tens of thousands of people petitioned Harris to release Larsen, and numerous civil rights groups similarly called on her to do the right thing. But even when he was eventually released from custody after fourteen years, Harris challenged his release, and five months later Larsen was back in court, fighting to stay out of prison for a crime he didn't commit.
- See also: Financial Crisis of 2008
When Harris took office in 2011, California was still reeling from the effects of the subprime mortgage crisis. In 2012, she participated in the National Mortgage Settlement against five banks, securing for homeowners weighed down by average debt of close to $65,000 each — around $1,500 to $2,000 each. One called it “a slap in the face for a lot of us.” Under the deal, loans owned by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac didn't qualify for the debt relief. Given they were the country's biggest mortgage holders, this meant even fewer homeowners stood to benefit from the deal. Only 84,102 California families had any mortgage debt forgiven — far short of the 250,000 originally predicted.
Writing in the LA Times, Michael Hiltzik savaged the deal and what he called the “rosy self-congratulation” that followed it, particularly the new foreclosure standards it imposed, which he called a “big whoop.” “The provisions mostly require mortgage lenders and servicers to comply with what I would have thought was already the law, which prohibits, you know, criminal fraud,” he wrote.
Harris opened her Mortgage Fraud Strike Force to much fanfare in 2011. It employed twenty-five Department of Justice lawyers and investigators with a budget of more than $2 million to go after foreclosure fraud. The strike force managed to prosecute just ten cases in three years, an East Bay Express investigation in 2014 found.
The paper found that not only had the strike force prosecuted less foreclosure fraud cases than many other states, but it had filed fewer lawsuits than attorneys general in smaller states with fewer victims, and even fewer than some county district attorneys. Yet California led the country in terms of such scam operations, with many thousands of complaints since 2010. One housing rights activist who had lost his home in a fraud called the strike force a “public relations effort.”
The Intercept obtained a 2013 memo to Harris from prosecutors in the attorney general's office saying they had “uncovered evidence suggestive of widespread misconduct” at OneWest bank, and urging Harris to “conduct a full investigation of a national bank’s misconduct and provide a public accounting of what happened.” Yet Harris never did. In 2016, Steven Mnuchin donated $2,000 to Harris's campaign, making her the only 2016 Senate Democratic candidate to get cash from Mnuchin.
Refused to investigate police sex trafficing ring
An underage sex-trafficking scandal implicated dozens of police officers and other local authorities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Oakland went through two police chiefs trying to address it, with a third doing only questionably better. People were pleading for Harris's office to step in and oversee an independent investigation, since local governments seemed more motivated to quash a public relations nightmare than punish public officials. Harris and her office refused to intervene.
In 2015, Harris defended convictions obtained by county prosecutors who had inserted a false confession into an interrogation transcript, committed perjury, and withheld evidence. Federal appeals court threw out the convictions, telling Harris's lawyers, "Talk to the attorney general and make sure she understands the gravity of the situation."
Harris appealed the dismissal of an indictment when it was discovered a Kern County prosecutor perjured in submitting a falsified confession as court evidence. Harris asserted that prosecutorial perjury was not sufficient to demonstrate prosecutorial misconduct.
A Sikh man was barred from working as a prison guard because of his religiously mandated beard. Harris argued that his beard prevented him from being properly fitted with a gas mask, thus disqualifying him from the job, despite California's corrections and rehabilitation department's regulations allowing guards to have beards for certain medical reasons. A number of civil rights and legal organizations wrote Harris a letter pointing out this inconsistency. She argued that the medical exemption only applied to guards who passed the mask fitting before the policy took effect, although the man's attorney said this was untrue.
Harris was elected to the Senate in 2016. She serves on the Senate Committee on the Budget, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Select Committee on Intelligence and Committee on the Judiciary.
In the Senate Harris has earned a reputation for her rudeness and bullying. Harris was the very first Democratic operative to initiate the orchestrated disruptions of the Kavanaugh Hearings. During the hearings she referred to a pocket-sized version of the U.S. Constitution as "that book you carry" while addressing another Senator. Harris earned the distinction as Most Dishonest Senator.
In early 2013, mainly Democratic Socialists of America aligned activists, together with many elected officials across the United States came together to urge President Obama to award posthumously the Presidential Medal of Freedom to the legendary organizer, Fred Ross, Sr. The Saul Alinsky trained radical was the first to organize people through house meetings, a mentor to both Cesar Chavez and DSAer Dolores Huerta, and a pioneer in Latino voter outreach since 1949 when he helped elect Communist Party USA affiliate Ed Roybal as Los Angeles's first Latino council member, "Ross’ influence on social change movements remains strong two decades after his death in 1992".
Endorsers of the proposal included Kamala Harris.
- See also: Kavanaugh smear
Staff members for Sen. Harris submitted an undated handwritten letter to committee investigators that her California office had received signed under the alias “Jane Doe from Oceanside, California.” Three days before Kavanaugh's confirmation vote, Judy Munro-Leighton wrote an email to the committee claiming, “I am Jane Doe from Oceanside CA — Kavanaugh raped me.”
Under questioning, Munro-Leighton admitted she was a left-wing activist who never met Kavanaugh. After Kavanaugh's confirmation, the Senate Judiciary Committee referred her to the DOJ and FBI for criminal prosecution because she lied to Congress.
Harris is a child of privilege. She was born in Oakland in 1964. Her father is from Jamaica and her mother from India. Her father, who is of mixed race, is a descendant of Jamaican plantation slave owners. She has less than half African ancestry. Her mother is from the rich class of India's caste system. Both were research scientists at the University of California at Berkeley. She grew up in a privileged neighborhood. Like Obama, her family has no connection to the historical and cultural experiences of American Blacks who lived under slavery and segregation.
While contemplating a run for the presidency. Harris married Doug Emhoff in 2014, a Los Angeles-based managing partner of a law firm. According to The New Yorker, between her break-up with Willie Brown in the mid-1990s and her first marriage at the age of 50 she had no longterm heterosexual relationships with men. Another July 2019 New Yorker profile portrays Willie Brown as a major influence on Harris while her husband is portrayed as a political prop and nuisance. The author quotes a longtime donor to Harris who suggests she would have stayed single if it weren't for her presidential ambitions, saying, "When she married Doug, I knew she was running for President."
Harris, who has been pre-occupied with her career and has used sex to advance her ambitions, has no children.
- Kamala Harris’s controversial record on criminal justice, explained. As she launches her presidential campaign, Harris is characterizing herself as a reformer. Critics disagree. By German Lopez, Vox, Jan 28, 2019.
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- Obituary for Kalama Harris's mother which describes her background
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- Malaysian Fund 1MDB Linked to White House Visit, By Bradley Hope and Colleen McCain Nelson, Wall Street Journal, Oct. 13, 2016.
- 'That little girl was me': Kamala Harris says she was a victim of Biden's anti-busing racial policies, by Ellie Bufkin, Washington Examiner, June 27, 2019.
- How a Young Joe Biden Turned Liberals Against Integration, By JASON SOKOL, Politico, August 04, 2015.
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- Morton, Victory (February 19, 2019). Harris' Jamaican father rips her for pushing pot stereotype 'in pursuit of identity politics'. The Washington Times. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
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- Sen. Kamala Harris backs Bernie Sanders's single-payer bill (August 30, 2017).
- "Dem senators unveil expanded public option for health insurance", The Hill, April 18, 2018.
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- Donor Lookup.
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- DSA organizer Peter Dreier wrote in HuffPo, From Organizer To Elected Official, September 8, 2008.
- Momentum Builds for Honoring Legendary Organizer Fred Ross, by Randy Shaw, 2013-03-05
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- Tony West is married to Maya Harris, Kamala Harris's sister and campaign chair. West, a former Obama administration official, also chaired Kamala Harris's transition team after she was elected to the Senate in 2016. West featured his work on the crime bill in 2012 when he was nominated to be Associate Attorney General. It was the chief achievement he listed for his two years working as a special assistant under former attorney general Janet Reno.
"From 1993 through 1994, I served as a Special Assistant in the U.S. Department of Justice," West wrote in his official questionnaire to the Senate Judiciary Committee. "Under the direction of U.S. Deputy Attorneys General Philip Heymann and Jamie Gorelick, as well as Attorney General Janet Reno, I worked on the development of national crime policy, including the 1994 Omnibus Crime Bill."
The work was also featured in his biography when former attorney general Eric Holder hired him in 2009. "West worked on the development of national crime policy, including the 1994 Omnibus Crime Bill," a DOJ press release stated.
- Profile at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Jim Jones, The Most Admired Democrat of The 1970s, Censored Info, YouTube