Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is raising eyebrows in D.C. while positioning herself to run against Trump in 2020—and leaning extremely far to the left while doing so: “The former California attorney general, who is just at the beginning of her second year in the Senate, is taking positions that could endear herself with the Democratic base while allowing her to stand out from a group of Democrats who might seek the progressive mantle,” a report in The Hill on Monday asserts.
The report goes on to list ways in which Harris is making political moves that would appeal to the progressive wing of the Democrat party, even outdoing fellow progressive senators Sanders and Warren:
“Harris voted against a Senate immigration bill backed by centrists from both parties earlier this month, waiting until the last minute to break with other liberals including Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who both backed the measure.
“She argued that while the bill would provide a pathway to citizenship for young immigrants who entered the country illegally, it was a step too far because of the inclusion of money for President Trump’s wall on the Mexican border, and that she could not support it in good conscience.”
Another key issue upon which Harris is seeking to distinguish herself is her aggressive stance against the National Rifle Association and repeated calls for stricter gun control:
“‘We cannot tolerate a society and live in a country with any level of pride when our babies are being slaughtered,” she said in a video that quickly went viral.'”
(Incidentally, this is the same Ms. Harris who, while serving as California Attorney General, sought to protect Planned Parenthood from exposure for allegedly selling fetal tissue illegally, a matter which is still under federal investigation).
So that’s the far left’s strategy for America: legal protections for illegal immigrants and gutting the Second Amendment. Are Democrats serious?