So Kamala Harris, the junior senator from California, is (cough, cough) Joe Biden’s pick for Vice President.
- The same woman who as the San Francisco DA, then as the California AG, ensured that thousands of young black men were thrown into prison on minor marihuana possession charges.
- The same woman whose own presidential campaign was an unmitigated disaster.
- The same woman who compared ICE agents to members of the Ku Klux Klan.
In regards to the last bullet point, Washington Times reporter Stephen Dinan notes;
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.