Harris on rioters taking to the streets: ‘I support them’
Democratic vice-presidential nominee, Sen. Kamala Harris says that she stands with the protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, who are protesting the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man who was unarmed. Harris delivered her first solo speech as the VP nominee where she spoke about riots and also the president’s handling of COVID-19.
“We also see pain, hurt, and destruction in the aftermath of yet another Black man shot by police. Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back in broad daylight in front of his three young sons,” Harris said. “People are rightfully angry and exhausted. And after the murders of Breonna and George and Ahmaud and so many others, it’s no wonder people are taking to the streets. And I support them.”
Harris says that during a Biden-Harris administration that the families of those shot by police will have a seat at the table in the White House.
“Justice: let’s talk about that because the reality is that the life of a Black person in America has never been treated as fully human, and we have yet to fulfill that promise of equal justice under law,” Harris said.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden condemned the violence in Wisconsin during a television interview on Thursday. He blamed President Donald Trump for creating more destruction with his rhetoric.
“He just keeps pouring fuel on the fire,” Biden said. “He’s rooting for more violence, not less. Just for a political benefit.”
Biden also showed support for strikes from professional sports teams who are trying to do their part to reduce racial injustice.
“What Trump knows and he won’t acknowledge is that a lot of these men and women, they’ve had brothers, sisters, husbands, wives who have been victimized just because of their color. Just because of their color,” Biden said. “These aren’t people who in fact are out there just trying, they don’t need any more attention, they are sick and tired. They are sick and tired.”
Harris also attacked Trump for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic saying that the president has not done a thing right and refuses to listen to professionals.
“You can’t stop it with a tweet,” Harris said. “You can’t create a distraction and hope it’ll go away. President Trump got it wrong in the beginning. Harris said. “And then, he got it wrong again, and again. And the consequences have been catastrophic.”
Harris said that the president is convinced that if his administration focused on the virus that it would hurt the economy and his chances for a second term in the White House.
“That mattered more to him than saving American lives,” she said.
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