By now, we are used to Vice President Kamala Harris making some pretty ridiculous statements. But, this one might be one of her worst.
According to Fox News, Harris just argued that “equity” ought to be an important consideration in determining how to distribute the government’s hurricane relief efforts.
This comes after the White House on Friday revealed that President Joe Biden and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) have been working together in order to help provide relief for those who need it.
The Dems old “equality” and “equity” routine
Harris made her statement on Friday during a discussion that she participated in with Priyanka Chopra at the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership Forum.
There, Harris said, “it is our lowest income communities and our communities of color that are most impacted by these extreme conditions.”
The vice president, accordingly, argued, “we have to address this in a way that is about giving resources based on equity, understanding that we fight for equality, but we also need to fight for equity.”
“If we want people to be in an equal place, sometimes we need to take into account those disparities and do that work,” Harris added.
Christina Pushaw, the rapid response director of DeSantis’ re-election campaign, slammed Harris for the suggestion.
“This is false,” Pushaw wrote on social media. “[Harris’] rhetoric is causing undue panic and must be clarified. FEMA Individual Assistance is already available to all Floridians impacted by Hurricane Ian, regardless of race or background. If you need assistance visit disasterassistance.gov or call 1-800-621-3362.”
In a separate message, Pushaw wrote, “it’s just jaw-dropping that [Harris] is talking about prioritizing ‘communities of color’ when the hardest hit communities are like 95% white. Not that it should ever matter in any case…”
Many on social media appear to be with Pushaw and DeSantis on this one. This even includes billionaire Elon Musk, who has been helping with the hurricane relief efforts. Musk tweeted that hurricane relief ought to be distributed “according to greatest need, not race or anything else.”
Indeed, it is something that shouldn’t even have to be said.