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The New York Times, aka the DNC Times, calls Kamala Harris a “pragmatic moderate.” As Senator, she had the most left-wing voting record in a Senate that includes the Marxist Bernie Sanders.
The reality is Kamala Harris is a progressive opportunist. From Debra Saunders:
When former Vice President Joe Biden announced that Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., would be his running mate, a New York Times tweet labeled Harris “a pragmatic moderate.”
As someone who covered her as a San Francisco prosecutor and California attorney general, I’d say a more apt description is “progressive opportunist.”
Two controversies define her career.
First, there’s her support for San Francisco’s sanctuary city policy, which began in the 1980s as a means to reassure undocumented immigrants that they could report crimes to the police without fear of deportation.
Another black mark on Harris’ career involved a cocaine-skimming scandal in the city’s crime lab in 2010.
Superior Court Judge Anne-Christine Massullo wrote that the failure of Harris and her office “to produce information actually in its possession regarding” a retired technician’s unreliability was “a violation of the defendants’ constitutional rights.” And still, Harris ran for attorney general.
Harris wasn’t a hard-core district attorney and she wasn’t a tough-on-crime attorney general, but that didn’t stop her from getting on the Democratic ticket.