Tulsi Gabbard Lands Another Solid Jab on Kamala Harris as SCOTUS Battle Heats Up – Opinion

The Democratic presidential debates in early 2020 and 2019 were like watching fingernails scratch down chalkboards for most conservatives. They did watch them for two reasons. One, to see who Donald Trump was up against in the election and second, to observe what gaffes and flubs they made.

One thing very few if any conservatives predicted, however, was how then-Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) would torpedo the presidential campaign of Kamala Harris, who was a junior Senator from California at the time, torching Harris’ criminal justice reform record from the time she was a prosecutor in the state.

Harris fell further into political chaos and the segment exacerbated it. Her campaign was never able to recover. Harris quit Harris’ race for the primary election five months later.

Though some on the left would suggest that Kamala Harris got the last laugh considering Joe Biden picked her as his vice-presidential running mate, the fact of the matter is that Biden was forced to pick a woman of color by the more “woke” minds in his party who said the time had come.

Here we are a year into the Biden-Harris administration and the results so far have been disastrous, not just because Biden’s lousy at what he does but because Harris, is, too. It has always been something that had nothing to do with Harris’s race or gender.

Because Biden had no other choice than to prioritize physical attributes, Harris’ selection was unavoidable in these identity politics conversations.

Gabbard, not surprisingly, feels the same way about Harris’ performance to date, and in a tweet Monday pointed to the Veep as Exhibit A on why it’s a person’s qualifications and not the way they look that should be the sole consideration when it comes to Biden’s eventual Supreme Court nominee, who Biden has said will be a black woman:

A lot of Democrats with hurt feelings weighed in claiming Gabbard was somehow “jealous” of Harris because she’d gone further in her political career than Gabbard, which ignores what was noted above about the choices Biden was given in 2020 as well as how Harris chose to … advance her career in her early years in California politics.

In a Friday tweet that didn’t mention Harris, Gabbard took her first aim at Biden for playing identity politics with his Supreme Court nominee:

The teeth-gnashing from the left over Gabbard’s inconvenient truths aside, she’s got her finger on the pulse of what a growing number of the American people feel. They’re sick of identity politics and the elevating of someone based on their gender, skin color, or sexual orientation.

Of course, the media are predictably jumping all over anyone who dares make similar claims to Gabbard’s, with some – like CNN’s Brian Stelter – even going so far as to suggest it’s a “white identity politics” thing, but not only is that stupid but it also completely misses the point.

A person’s skin color and/or gender should be an incidental factor when it comes to being selected for a job, no matter whether it’s for an office manager position or a Supreme Court Justice.

Joe Biden, who stated, not only last week but also in 2020, that he would nominate a women of color for vice president and then for SCOTUS nomination, does a huge disservice to the process and to minorities generally. The words of the nominee will be remembered as someone chosen first and foremost on their skin colour and gender, with less important factors.

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