2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) continues to flounder in this presidential primary season.
After first saying that “we should have that conversation” regarding Bernie Sanders’ proposal of voting rights for jailed criminals, she then walked back her comments the very next day.
Town Hall Blunder
Sanders, a fellow candidate, opened up the can of worms by proposing that the right to vote should be extended “even for terrible people” — those who were convicted and jailed for the most horrific crimes, including murder, rape, and terrorism.
Last week, Harris appeared in a Town Hall sponsored by CNN, where host Don Lemon asked her for her thoughts on Sanders’ proposal.
Harris was obviously uncomfortable discussing the topic and almost got away with avoiding it, but Lemon insisted on pressing her for an answer.
Finally, she agreed, saying, “We should have that conversation.”
Take It Back
On Tuesday, Harris had a much more solid answer on the subject. “Do think that people who commit murder, people who are terrorists should be deprived of their rights? Yeah, I do. I’m a prosecutor,” she said, according to CNN’s Jeff Zeleny.
While this does firm up her answer, it still hurts Harris.
She was previously caught on camera being indecisive over her initial support of hate crime hoaxer Jussie Smollett but had no idea what to say when it became known he staged the entire incident.
Harris needs to make up her mind as to what type of Democrat she wants to be in this race.
Will she run on a moderate agenda to win over disgruntled Republicans and Independents or will she join the radical left that wants to turn America into a socialist country?
We are about 10 months away from the first primary, and Americans still have no idea who Kamala Harris is or what she actually stands for. Worse, she doesn’t know either. It’s not exactly a recipe for success in a presidential election.