Vice President Kamala Harris has a new head of communications who once served as a top aide to Hillary Clinton and called for defunding the police.
The latest hire suggests an intention to ramp up publicity for Harris ahead of the 2024 presidential election but also raised eyebrows on the choice of Brian Fallon, who served as Clinton’s national press secretary in her failed 2016 campaign.
Fallon just recently stepped down as head of the far-left judicial advocacy group, Demand Justice, which pushed for “packing” the Supreme Court by adding more justices and even sported former White House press secretary Jen Psaki as a “communications consultant.”
The payback continues:
Brian Fallon, the founder of left-wing dark money group Demand Justice, is joining the Biden presidential campaign as Kamala Harris’s communications director.
Demand Justice has lead the charge in attempting to intimidate the justices and trying to pack… pic.twitter.com/2TqEZWXlsZ
— Carrie Severino (@JCNSeverino) December 12, 2023
The Biden campaign touted Fallon’s hire in a statement on Tuesday, according to The Washington Post.
“Brian brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge on the issues that matter most to the American people,” Sheila Nix, Harris’s campaign chief of staff, said. “We’re thrilled to have him join the team, and know he will be a huge asset to reelecting President Biden and Vice President Harris.”
Days after the death of George Floyd in 2020, Fallon tweeted about defunding the police.
Defund the police
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) June 4, 2020
“During his time with Demand Justice, Fallon also enjoyed close access to the Democracy Alliance, a group of wealthy Democrat donors co-founded by George Soros that helps drive the progressive agenda,” Fox News reported.
Fallon has also been at odds with President Joe Biden on issues such as the federal judiciary system, telling Politico in August, “We always think that the White House could be doing more.”
“The president has a very old school institutionalist-minded approach to the Supreme Court, where he doesn’t want to actively be seen as reducing public confidence, even if the court deserves it,” he said at the time.
“Fallon flagged his past criticisms of the Biden administration as part of his hiring process and pledged to be fully supportive of the White House’s policies in his new role, according to the people briefed on his hiring who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss personnel matters,” according to The Washington Post.
Left-wing activist Elie Mystal declared he is “all in” on a Harris 2028 campaign with Fallon by her side.
Joking aside… I am now all in on @KamalaHarris 2028. If people like Brian Fallon are now in her ear, that is all the confirmation I need that she is ready to do what is necessary to deal with the Supreme Court.
— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) December 13, 2023
In 2020, Fallon lauded Mystal as one who “was one of the leading voices calling for ideas like reforming the Supreme Court.”
“So that’s when I first got acquainted with Elie, and we did an event together in December of 2018 and took the house down with storytelling that is on display here, right now, and that’s when we decided to sort of lean in on that issue,” he said during a podcast in 2020.
Here’s Demand Justice’s Executive Director Brian Fallon saying it was Elie Mystal who inspired them to “lean in on” a push for reforming the Supreme Court.
Mystal wants to add at least 4-10 Supreme Court Justices. pic.twitter.com/nvWvOi30kv
— Cameron Cawthorne (@Cam_Cawthorne) September 30, 2020