FLASHBACK: Kamala Harris Called Smollett Hoax "Modern Day Lynching"

FLASHBACK: Kamala Harris Called Smollett Hoax “Modern Day Lynching”


Jussie Smollett will forever go down in history as a race-baiting liar.

He staged an entire attack all because he was dissatisfied with his salary for the TV show he starred on.

And who was one of the earliest supporters of Smollett’s story?

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None other than Joe Biden’s new VP pick, Kamala Harris!

Just take a look at her tweet in support of Smollett:

Fox News reports on Harris's support of Smollett:

Sen. Kamala Harris, who was picked to be presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's running mate Tuesday, once called actor Jussie Smollett’s claims of being attacked an “attempted modern-day lynching” in January 2019 when reports of it first surfaced.

The California senator eventually reversed course weeks later, saying she was “sad, frustrated, and disappointed” after authorities said Smollett may have faked the attack.

Smollett originally told police on January 29, 2019 that two masked men attacked him at 2 a.m. in Chicago, made racist and homophobic insults, threw chemicals on him, looped a noose around his neck, and told him he was in “MAGA country.”

As Chicago police started to investigate the attack, Smollett’s story fell apart. Police alleged weeks later that Smollett paid two friends to help stage the attack because he was unhappy with his salary on the TV show “Empire.” Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson said in late February 2019 that Smollett “took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career.”

This is when Harris took back her sympathetic comments about Smollett, saying that when someone falsely reports a hate crime, it distracts from the truth.

“When anyone makes false claims to police, it not only diverts resources away from serious investigations but it makes it more difficult for other victims of crime to come forwards,” Harris said on February 21, 2019. “At the same time, we must speak the truth: hate crimes are on the rise in America.”

On March 7, 2019, the Cook County State Attorney’s Office filed a 16-count felony indictment against Smollett on charges that he staged the hate crime attack and made numerous false statements to police. But then just three weeks later, the CCSAO dropped those charges in exchange for 15 hours of community service and the agreement that Smollett would forfeit his $10,000 bond to the City of Chicago.

Months after the prosecutors dropped the charges with little explanation, a judge appointed a special prosecutor, former U.S. attorney Dan Webb, to look into the original investigation.

Webb eventually determined that Smollett “planned and participated in a staged hate crime attack, and thereafter made numerous false statements to Chicago Police Department officers on multiple occasions, reporting a heinous hate crime that he, in fact, knew had not occurred.”

Do we really want a VP that is so quick to assume America is full of homophobic racists?

Check out some of the roasting tweets Harris received in response to her tweet:

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And on the topic of Harris, USA Today published an op-ed earlier this week explaining why a Biden-Harris ticket would be disastrous:

Biden-Harris. This is a match made in, well, about as far from heaven as you can get. More like at a public execution.

Remember that racist 1994 crime bill that Biden championed and defended for so many years? The same crime bill that fueled the mass incarceration that decimated the African American community in the United States? Well, it was that bill that gave Harris the bricks to build her own political career on the West Coast.  

According to many legal experts, Harris was not the fabled “progressive prosecutor” she pretends to be. While she was San Francisco's district attorney, lawyers who worked for her were routinely accused of prosecutorial misconduct and cutting corners to rack up convictions even if some innocent people went to jail. About this, she did nothing.

She seems to have decided early on that, as a Black woman, the only way to climb the ladder politically in the Golden State was to reassure white liberal donors that she could protect them and their belongings from people who looked like her. It worked. She rose all right — on the backs of the less connected: the poor, the dispossessed, people of color.

And who could forget Harris's rude treatment of Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the following clip:

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