Kamala Harris, Democrats’ new presumptive vice presidential nominee, once compared ICE to the Ku Klux Klan, telling the agency’s chief there was a “perception” that his personnel were using “fear and intimidation” in the same way the KKK did.
The exchange drew fierce condemnation at the time in 2018, and again on Tuesday, after Joseph R. Biden said she’ll be his running mate as he tried to unseat President Trump.
Ms. Harris made the comparison during a Senate hearing, asking Ronald Vitiello, the agency chief, to explain what made the KKK so vile. He said the Klan used “fear and force” to achieve their political goals.
Ms. Harris then said there was “a perception” that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was using the same tactics as the murderous organization.
“Are you aware that there’s a perception that ICE is administering its power in a way that is causing fear and intimidation, particularly among immigrants and specifically among immigrants coming from Mexico and Central America? Are you aware of that perception?” the California lawmaker demanded.
Mr. Vitiello replied that he didn’t see a parallel to the KKK at all.
“Sir, how can you be the head of an agency and be unaware of how your agency is perceived by certain communities?” the senator retorted.
Mr. Vitiello told The Washington Times that Ms. Harris never apologized.
Democrat hearts everywhere are just all aflutter over the first black woman to become the President of the United States (of course, if Joe wins. Even then, he’ll resign after six months “for health reasons).
Despite more buzz than my graduating class in 1977, all the hype regarding Sleepy Joe choosing an ethnic minority female running mate may end-up being all for naught.
As reported by Breitbart.com, Biden certainly appears to be backing away from bringing onboard a “woman of color” as his running mate;
Biden, who is facing criticism after appearing to claim that African Americans considering voting for President Donald Trump “ain’t black,” told CNN’s Dana Bash on Tuesday during an interview that he was not ready to promise to put a woman of color on the ticket despite rumors in recent weeks that he was heading in that direction.
“Look, I’m not going to get into that now because we haven’t gotten there yet,” the former vice president said when asked if his running mate would be a woman of color. “There are women of color under consideration and there are women from every part of the country under consideration.”
“There’s a lot of really qualified women that are ready to be president, but I’m not making that commitment,” Biden added.
As the main competition to GOP front runner Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz is always on the prowl for whatever political edge he may use to swing the Republican electorate his way. As reported by Michael Warren of the usually right-leaning The Weekly Standard news portal on Apr. 25, 2016, Team Cruz is vetting a well known former candidate as a possible running mate for the Canadian-born Cubano. But as it turns out, the would-be bottom of the ticket does come with a certain amount of baggage the party base may not exactly warm to. Continue reading “Ted Cruz vetting Carly ‘Islam greatest civilization ever’ Fiorina for Veep”→
To say Ivanka Trump is just another pretty face in the crowd is kind of like saying Barack Obama is just another effeminate beta male.
But as Adam Campbell of Liberty News Now recently noted, the apple of The Donald’s eye just may be the key player in yet another Trumpian political shocker — selecting his eldest daughter as his vice presidential running mate.
Call it God’s plan; call it the proper alignment of the stars; call it plain old dumb luck. But if there’s one thing point history has hammered home for millenia, it’s that the window of opportunity for greatness is often a very small window. Case in point would be Susana Martinez, as reported by The Washington Post on Mar. 7, 2014, and Fox News Latino on Mar. 6, 2014.