Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) is one of the top 2020 hopefuls for the Democratic Party, but she went too far in trying to make a name for herself with KKK comparison.
During a confirmation hearing, the nominee for Assistant Homeland Security Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Ronald Vitiello got in a very unique exchange with Kamala Harris.
While questioning the nominee, she asked if he was aware of a perception that ICE uses the same tactics as the KKK? See the exchange below.
This is ridiculous and embarrassing. Kamala Harris browbeats Ronald Vitiello trying to get him to “admit” that ICE is perceived the same as the KKK. pic.twitter.com/kCZl3l2KFs
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) November 16, 2018
Trying to compare a federal agency that defends the laws of this country to the Klu Klux Klan is irresponsible to say the least. One can’t help but think she is positioning herself ahead of the 2020 election. Many can’t believe the comparison and think that she should apologize.
Like lazy trolls who call cops Nazis, it is grossly irresponsible to compare anything other than violent racist terrorists to the #KKK. @KamalaHarris is way too savvy to be so intellectually lazy. She should apologize to #ICE agents now.
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) November 16, 2018
This is appalling. 2020 hopeful Kamala Harris just compared ICE to the KKK!
What utter, complete & horrifying disrespect for our law enforcement officers. I get she’s auditioning for 2020, but come on… https://t.co/JbHmG55cX1
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) November 15, 2018
Kamala Harris your remark about ICE being like KKK is disgusting. These people uphold the law. For your information it’s Illegal,to sneak across the border. You owe ICE an apology and the public.
— Pete Scaglione (@PeteScaglione3) November 16, 2018
Despite drawing outrage from the right, some on the left cheered on the California Senator.
@RealSaavedra the race is not the point. The fact that they are #ice officers using terrorist tactics is a problem that needs to be fixed now.@KamalaHarris is right. #Policebrutality #ExamineListenAdjudge https://t.co/zbpeTnxyOz
— Monica Thurman (@msthurman0561) November 16, 2018
The Senator is doing what she had hoped for, and that is get the attention of the media, but if she continues to attack those that defend our laws, all the media attention in the world won’t help her become president.
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