Kamala Harris faces backlash over comments about people with disabilities

Vice President Kamala Harris can’t seem to open her mouth without putting her foot in it.

This time, Harris is facing criticism for controversial remarks she made at a recent town hall about people with disabilities.

Bizarre comments

According to BizPacReview, the vice president was participating in a virtual town hall event at the White House alongside Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL). The two Democrats were hoping to use the opportunity to sell President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion “Build Back Better” spending proposal to the American public.

In the process of making that sales pitch, Harris made a bizarre statement: “We should allow people with disabilities to fully participate in society.”

Apparently, at least in Harris’ mind, people with disabilities are not allowed to fully participate in our society currently. But don’t worry, Biden’s bloated spending proposal is going to fix that — just don’t ask Harris how.

If that statement wasn’t bad enough in itself, Harris followed it up with her signature cackle, though it remains unclear what she was laughing about. Perhaps it was in response to the absurdity of her statement, considering that she was sitting across from Senator Duckworth, a retired Army National Guard lieutenant colonel whose legs were amputated as a result of injuries she sustained during the Iraq War.

Watch the town hall segment for yourself below, if you have the stomach:

Harris under fire

Harris’ statement predictably prompted a fierce backlash on social media, including from some members of the disabled community, who have taken issue with the fact that the VP implied they need the federal government’s permission to participate in society.

“How DARE you act as if I need your say so, or government intervention, to be a part of life,” one user wrote to Harris.

Is this really who Democrats are hoping will take over the White House someday?

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