Kamala Harris’s Presidential campaign is dead. Tulsi Gabbard struck the fatal blow at a recent CNN debate. Please feel free to watch Ms. Harris’s campaign sputter out and die.
When Kamala Harris announced her run for the Presidency, I was honestly shocked. After all, when you run for the nation’s highest office, you’re practically begging people to dig up every particle of dirt they can on your past. It’s one reason why I’m afraid good, honest people don’t seek political office these days.
Harris was a very peculiar choice for a candidate. While the unduly passionate woke praised her mad prosecutor questioning skillz during the Bret Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, and the intersectional coalition loved her for being a woman of color, I kept thinking of one name that could sink her Presidential aspirations in a heartbeat: Celeste Guap.
Apparently Guap was friendly with several departments, and the men with badges she frequented would often exchange favorable information like where prostitution stings would be conducted. Guap’s vocal claims about Bay Area police activity were apparently so uncomfortable to people in power she somehow ended up in a Florida rehab center for “heroin addiction.”
Her vacation was allegedly paid for by a Richmond, California “victim’s fund.” And in case you’re not entirely familiar with the West Coast, Richmond is part of the Bay Area.
Now three years ago when all this was first emerging, someone was the Attorney General of California. Someone who could have held these Bay Area police officers accountable. Someone who could have truly put an end to the “frat house culture” in Oakland and other similarly located police departments.
That someone would be Kamala Harris, who’s out on debate stages and touring the country right now acting offended when a fellow politician and Democratic Primary candidate questions her horrendous record as a California prosecutor.
Yes, there’s the thousands of people she incarcerated for marijuana offenses. Yes, there’s the parents she locked up because of truancy issues. Yes, you can and probably should google every claim made by Ms. Gabbard in the above video, and check the links in this post.
Despite all of that, just remember this one little nugget: when Kamala Harris was head of the California Department of Justice, she had the ability to stop police in positions of power from raping and abusing an underage sex worker.
And just like every other time Kamala Harris wanted to make something bad in her state go away, she did something she’s really good at: looking the other way and pretending no problem existed.
Of course, Senator Harris hasn’t pulled out of the race just yet. She’ll make it to right before the primaries and then bow out “gracefully” when she loses the nomination to someone who doesn’t have skeleton after skeleton spilling out of her closet.
When she returns to her Senate seat, I hope Ms. Harris does one good thing in her life, reaches out to Celeste Guap, and offers her an apology. She’s one Californian who damn sure deserves it.