It’s been a few weeks since we have had to raise our eyebrows over something one California Senator has had to say, but maybe too much time out of the limelight has caused her to step up her game - adhering to the well-known adage, “even bad press is better than no press.”
Now Democratic Senator from California, Kamala Harris has jumped into the fray over the profanity-laced language her colleague in the other house of Congress put out there for all the world to see.
I’m speaking, of course, about incoming Democratic Michigan Representative Rashida Tlaib’s rant on her first day in office, promising to “impeach the motherf**ker” — And we ALL know to whom she was referring: President Donald Trump.
Tlaib has taken a lot of criticism from both sides of the aisle for her profanity, yet there are those who have stepped into her corner to defend not only the sentiment but also her choice of words.
“Tlaib made the comments at a rally held by left-wing group Moveon.org last week.” California Senator Kamala Harris appeared on ‘The View’ and faced questions from Meghan McCain who brought up the question about Tlaib's rant on Tuesday, asking Harris what she thought of Tlaib’s display.
As you might expect, her first move was to downplay the incident. “Harris first shrugged off the profanity, excusing Tlaib by saying, ‘My candid response is that she is not the first, nor will she be the last elected person to curse in public.’” Okay. But McCain pushed further.
Harris then went on to defend Talib even more, saying she was caught up in “passion.”
“People are feeling very passionate right now in our country,” Harris explained. “And, um, and they’re expressing those views in a variety of ways.”
So you're saying that because she’s a woman, we have to give her a pass?? Sounds like that to me!!
But Senator Harris did not stop there. She just had to take a dig at the President, in an effort to divert attention away from her colleague.
“The California senator concluded with a veiled reference to the president, blaming him for ‘selling hate and division’ that inspired ‘passionate’ responses from women like Tlaib.”
Harris tried to explain. “I also do believe that, um, that in the passion, what we also do have to check as a separate matter, is that there are also very right now powerful voices in our country that are selling hate and division among us. We also need to check that.”
So passion is okay if you’re a female senator but not if you’re a male President of the United States? She’d better watch out what she is saying…she might just be playing into the opposition’s hands.
Harris, a potential 2020 contender in the presidential race, proclaimed during the broadcast that she is “not ready to make an announcement” in that regard. But this appearance and her newly-published book seem to indicate that she has already made up her mind.
If you're a feminist, you might want to keep an eye on the senator in case she makes any more anti-women remarks. Just sayin'...