2020 Democrat presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris (CA) needs to think before she tweets.
While Harris clearly thought she was bashing President Trump, it’s evident she had no clue what she was doing – because she just annihilated a part of Obama’s legacy.
What Kamala did was say it is “inexcusable” for sexual assaults to occur on military bases.
Fair enough. However…
This is inexcusable. https://t.co/2soEgFlUs8
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) September 23, 2018
This study was conducted in 2014.
Who was president in 2014?
Assaults most often occurred on training bases in the Army and Marine Corps. Both of the services were found to have installations where Rand estimated that in fiscal year 2014 there were more than 500 sexual assaults of men and women: Fort Hood, Fort Bragg, Fort Lewis, Fort Campbell, Fort Bliss, and Camp Lejeune.
The study found that sexual assault risk for women in the Air Force was lower than the average for women in other services, but the top three bases where it did most often occur were all focused on undergraduate pilot training.
Military installations in the Washington, D.C.-region, such as the Pentagon, were reportedly the safest places to work across all the branches.
Back to the drawing board, Kamala!
Harris has made it clear that the sexual assault allegations made by Christine Blasey Ford against SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh do not need to be proven.
In other words, Kavanaugh is already guilty in her eyes and cannot be confirmed to the Supreme Court.
From Daily Beast:
There’s a distinction between what we need to do as members of the Senate—we have a constitutional responsibility to advise and consent—versus the role of a criminal court, which would be to prove something beyond a reasonable doubt,” Harris, who only joined the committee in January, said in an interview with The Daily Beast. “Because the consequence of that is going to prison.”
Harris, who served as San Francisco’s district attorney and California’s attorney general over a 25-year career as a prosecutor, specialized in child sexual-assault cases early in her career. Later, she focused her efforts on curbing sexual misconduct on college campuses. In 2016, when she was serving as attorney general, she slammed the judge who sentenced Brock Turner, the Stanford swimmer who was convicted of sexual assault, to just six months behind bars. She said the victim was denied “dignity.”
Harris then referred to Kavanaugh as “this guy”:
“In this situation, let’s be clear about this, this is about whether or not this guy should get a promotion. That’s the inquiry. And we do not have the burden of proving this beyond a reasonable doubt,” added Harris, who said this week that she believes Ford’s allegations. “This is about whether he has the judgment, the character, and the suitability to serve a lifetime appointment on the highest court. Which is a court that has, as its purpose and responsibility, to be the purveyor of justice.”
Harris’ no-holds-barred attitude both as a prosecutor and as a politician has launched her into the 2020 presidential spotlight, and she has rarely missed opportunities to put herself on the map as a suitable challenger to President Donald Trump. A Democratic aide familiar with the planning said the senator is expected to “take no prisoners” when or if she gets the chance to interrogate Kavanaugh again.”
Harris didn’t have the best showing at the Kavanaugh hearings, per Daily Wire:
Judge Brett Kavanaugh is known for carrying a copy of the Constitution with him, a fact that did not escape Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) when she questioned him during the hearings on his nomination to the Supreme Court, as she dismissively referred to the Constitution as “that book that you carry.”
I’m going to ask you about unenumerated rights. So, you gave a speech praising former Justice Rehnquist dissent in Rhodes, there’s been much discussion about that, and you wrote, celebrating his success, that “success in stemming the free-wheeling tide creation of unenumerated rights,” that is what you said in celebration of Justice Rehnquist. So “unenumerated rights” is a phrase that lawyers use, but I want to make clear what we’re talking about: it means rights that are protected by the Constitution even if they’re not specifically mentioned in the Constitution.
Pointing at Kavanaugh’s table, she patronized, “So they’re not in that book that you carry.”