Kamala Harris Discusses Second Amendment, SCOTUS, Abortion in Democrats’ Last-Ditch Attempt to Energize Base – Opinion

Biden’s administration hopes to use Roe V. Wade to rouse Democrats and encourage them to vote in large numbers this November 8th, as the Supreme Court has overturned it.

Vice President Kamala Harris encouraged voters to cast their ballots in the 2022 midterm election for pro-choice candidates to form a “pro-choice Congress,” in a new interview that aired Sunday.

On CBS News’ “Face the Nation,” Harris said the Supreme Court ruling gave states the power to restrict or ban abortion.

“So what does this mean? … It means that we’re looking at elections coming up in 120-something days, they’re going to be about who serves in Congress and we need a pro-choice Congress.”

Harris understood that local elections were just as important as federal election.

“You don’t have to advocate or believe that this is right for you or your family, but don’t let the government make the decision for her family, whoever she may be … It means state offices, governors, secretaries of state, attorneys general. It means local races, who’s going to be your DA, who’s going to be your sheriff, enforcing laws that are being passed to criminalize medical health providers, and maybe even the women who seek the service.”

Harris is correct about this. Some local elections are more important than those in the federal election. Harris is not. endorsedGeorge Gascon was one of the incompetentst district attorneys anywhere in the United States. In San Francisco, he failed to perform his duties and has left victims and their family members in Los Angeles disappointed.

Harris noted that Harris and her co-Democrats believed that the abortion question was resolved. That is why Harris’s Supreme Court ruling has shocked and inspired the nation.

“We certainly believe that certain issues are just settled. Certain issues are just settled … And that’s why I do believe that we are living, sadly, in real unsettled times.”

She added that the Supreme Court ruling sparked a “deep sense of outrage” among Americans.

“Sit back and think about that for a moment. The highest court in our land just took a constitutional right that was recognized for women to make decisions about their own bodies … And so now we are looking at a situation where the government can tell a person in our country what they can and cannot do with their own body. You don’t have to agree that you want to or would advocate that your loved one would have an abortion to agree that the government should not be making that decision for any individual woman.”

Harris went on to criticize Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh for “misleading” the Senators on the judiciary committee.

“I start from the point of experience of having served in the Senate. I never believed them … I didn’t believe them. So I voted against.”

Although the Democratic base is energized and ready to vote in pro-choice candidates for November, many Americans feel the burden of inflation as well as high gas prices. We previously reported that everyday kitchen issues are the main concern of voters.

Harris addressed gun violence and the Second Amendment:

“In terms of the issue of gun violence, well, I mean, let’s just talk about that in terms of what it means here in the United States — I was a prosecutor. When I met with first responders and families of victims of gun violence, it was clear to me that there is a real problem. I’ve seen autopsy photos and prosecuted cases involving homicide.

So let’s just go right to that assault weapons. It was designed for killing a large number of people quickly. This is a weapon for war. If you’ve ever looked at, if I may be so blunt, an autopsy photograph to see what it does to the human body and the fact that we can’t get Congress to renew — it’s not like we’re pulling something out of our hat, we’ve done it before as a nation — to renew the assault weapons ban, is outrageous.

While you may support the Second Amendment and I do, however, it is important that we all agree on not having weapons of mass destruction in America. It is well-known that a toddler who was only three years old lost his parents in this case. As I arrived at the scene, the mayor and- as well as the chief and first responders greeted me and told me the story. I- and I can’t even imagine what this is going to mean for the life of that child.”

Harris stated repeatedly that she owns a firearm and supports the Second Amendment. However, Harris does not believe weapons of war should remain on the streets.

After the Fourth of July shooting, she visited Highland Park in Illinois.

“I did. And- you know, I was there within about 24 hours of that tragic act of extreme violence, and I made a point of spending time with the first responders and talked with them about what they’ve witnessed, the absolute tragedy of it all.”

The Democrats will look to build momentum ahead of the midterm elections, but if inflation and gas prices aren’t contained, there will likely be a Red Wave come November.

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