Vice President Kamala Harris is facing pushback after it was announced that she would be speaking later this week alongside former President Bill Clinton on the topic of “empowering” women and girls.
According to Breitbart, among those leading the criticism is actress Rose McGowan, a staunch supporter of the #MeToo movement and advocate for women who have been subjected to sexual misconduct.
“This is obscene”
“This is obscene,” McGowan wrote in a tweet. “You speaking with Bill Clinton about empowering women [and] girls is disgusting. Have you no soul? Have you no ethics?”
McGowan went on to press Harris on Clinton’s ties to the disgraced late financier Jeffrey Epstein. “Ask [Clinton] about being on an island of human trafficking victims 27 times,” the actress wrote.
“You are showing us exactly who you are,” she charged. And as Breitbart noted, she wasn’t the only one.
Harris also took flak from Virginia Giuffre, who has said she was sexually assaulted by Epstein and several of his associates.
— Virginia Giuffre (@VRSVirginia) March 24, 2021
Sending the wrong message
It all comes at a particularly bad time for Harris, who has already been facing criticism over her reluctance to condemn Andrew Cuomo (D) over a series of claims of sexual harassment and assault against the New York governor.
In addition to more than half a dozen women coming forward with allegations along these lines, Gov. Cuomo is also facing questions about his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, we haven’t heard a word about it from Harris.
Her silence on the matter of Cuomo puts Harris at odds with her previous support of the so-called #MeToo movement; the now-vice president was quick to condemn Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings over similar unproven claims.
Now that a member of her own party is on the hot seat, however, Harris is being eerily quiet.