Kamala Harris 2020 presidential campaign
- See also: 2020 Democratic party issues
The Kamala Harris 2020 presidential campaign was officially launched in January 2019 for the 2020 United States presidential election.
The crowd of 20,000 that attended Sen. Kamala Harris' 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).
Harris thinks the entire Colin Kaepernick fiasco is a Russian plot. When Harris has made contradictory or embarrassing statements she habitually falls back on a claim that she "misheard" the question.
Harris blamed racist and sexist Democrats for her failing presidential campaign for the Democratic nomination.
- 1 Staff
- 2 Fundraising
- 3 Endorsements
- 4 One hit wonder
- 5 Identity politics
- 6 Racism and bigotry
- 7 Women's rights and sex crimes
- 8 "Keep your hands off our Medicare"
- 9 China connections
- 10 Immigration and human trafficking
- 11 Crime
- 12 Education
- 13 Housing
- 14 Reparations
- 15 War on Cow Farts
- 16 Bullying
- 17 References
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.
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."
- See also: Chinese Communist Party
DLA Piper, a multinational law firm, boasts nearly 30 years of experience in China and over 140 lawyers dedicated to its “China Investment Services” branch. Harris’s links to the company are found with her husband, Douglas Emhoff, who has served as a Partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology practice and its Media, Sport, and Entertainment sector since 2017. DLA Piper boasts of having “long-established and embedded “China Desks” in both the U.S. and Europe” to assist their China-focused consulting.
To facilitate DLA Piper’s China practice – which has received countless prestigious awards from the China Business Law Journal and China Law and Practice – the company employs a host of former Chinese Communist Party officials. The hires serve to bolster DLA Piper’s China operation, which it outlines as necessitating “liaising with the central and local authorities” in China.
The company listed itself as an adviser to two government-owned airlines: China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines. DLA Piper has also advised China Merchants Group (CMG), a state-owned company “under the direct supervision” of the Chinese Communist Party’s State Council, on a $2.5 billion tech deal. CMG also identifies itself as a “crucial participant and promoter of the national initiative of the Belt and Road,” the Chinese Communist Party’s scheme to expand its economic and political control across the developing world.
The firm has also advised Huarong Investment Stock Corporation Limited, a subsidiary of one of China’s largest state-owned bad debt managers, and China National Gold Group, a state-owned mining and refining company. Tencent, the host of the WeChat app which is set to banned by the Trump administration for its compromising links to the Chinese Communist Party's human rights abuses, partnered with DLA Piper on a $230 million deal with the Chinese tech giant’s food delivery app known as Miss Fresh. The Cohen Group, a consulting firm started by former Secretary of Defense and Joe Biden endorser William Cohen, has a self-described “strong strategic partnership with DLA Piper.”
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.
- Kirkwood, R. Cort (January 28, 2019). Harris Lied At Least 10 Times in Announcement Speech and Got Away With It. The New American. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
- Kamala Harris Stacks Presidential Campaign With Hillary Clinton Alums, BY: Brent Scher and Joe Schoffstall, Washington Free Beacon,, January 22, 2019 1:55 pm
- "The crucial evidence from the records available (illustrated above) shows that the Private Equity fund Yurus, set up by White, registered the entire US$69 million it received from 1MDB as additional profit, implying it had not invested any of its original US$505 million fund in the venture." Sleaze Casts Shadow Over US Democrats On Eve Of Obama Visit, Sarawak Report, 15 November 2015.
- 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.
- Will Black Voters Still Love Biden When They Remember Who He Was?, By Eric Levitz, Intelligencer, Mar. 12, 2019.
- 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.
- Starr, Penny (February 20, 2019). Kamala Harris’s Dad Calls Her Out for Perpetuating Pot-Smoking Jamaicans Stereotype. Breitbart News. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
- Jussie Smollett: A Case Study in Modern Liberalism, William Marshall, Townhall, Feb 19, 2019
- 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.
- Jesse McKinley (November 16, 2006), "Immigrant Protection Rules Draw Fire", The New York Times. Retrieved October 28, 2010.
- Wire, Sarah D.. "Sen. Kamala Harris won't back federal spending bill without DACA fix", Los Angeles Times, October 25, 2017.
- Kamala Harris’s Early ‘No’ on Wall May Give Her an Edge in 2020 (2019).
- Soto, Hiram. "Senator Kamala Harris talks DACA amid heated negotiations", The San Diego Union-Tribune, January 12, 2018.
- Piccolo, Jason (November 23, 2018). Kamala Harris' hateful comparison of ICE to the KKK is even more unjust than it seems. Washington Examiner. Retrieved November 23, 2018.
- Harris' Silence on Diverted Funds Rankles Housing Advocates, Susan Crabtree, RCP, August 14, 2019.