David O Monda
An old Chinese adage states, “may you live in interesting times“. Ironically, interesting times do not always result in interesting results. Here are five reasons Senator Kamila Harris is a risky pick for Joe Biden.
Kamila comes with significant negative baggage from her time as the District Attorney of San Francisco and the Attorney General of California. In both positions, she was perceived to side too closely with law enforcement while increasing the number of minority inmates in California’s already overcrowded correctional system. This negative tag ties her to the perception of contributing to the unparalleled escalation of prison populations in the United States. A system that has disproportionately incarcerated minority populations. While being hard on crime runs well in the republican conservative districts, this element of Kamila’s resume dampens the enthusiasm in the base of the democratic party for her candidacy. This is in particular reference to the African American and Latino communities that have historically been disproportionately overrepresented in America’s correctional system.
Secondly, she was one of Joe Biden’s harshest critics in the earlier fight for the nomination of the flag bearer for the presidential ticket of the democratic party. She called Biden a racist for his past statements on immigrants and a sexual predator for sexual harassment charges brought against him by several women. Clips from her attacks on Biden have made perfect campaign attack ads for the Trump campaign. The Trump campaign is bent on shaping the message that Biden has deep and worrisome moral and ethical shortcomings that make him unsuitable to be president of the United States.