Kamala Harris To Be Biden’s VP Pick, Predicts Australian Journalist
Written by Bob Adelmann
New York Post columnist Miranda Devine told Fox & Friends on Tuesday that California Senator Kamala Harris is likely to be Joe Biden’s choice for his running mate in the upcoming presidential election.
Devine has a unique perspective on American politics. She was born in New York but grew up in Tokyo and Sydney, where she currently lives and writes. She has a worldview informed from writing extensively for the Sydney Morning Herald, the British Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, Melbourne’s Sunday Herald Sun, and Perth’s Sunday Times.
On Tuesday she said, “I think the interesting thing about Kamala Harris … is the fact that she’s coming out to showcase her ways … becoming the favorite as the vice presidential pick for Joe Biden. As you see with this DJ promotion [on July 9 Harris will host “Get Up Stand Up,” an online fundraiser for Biden featuring a number of pop disc jockeys] … she’s trying in inject some cool into the [Biden] campaign.”
This appears to be part of a pattern and strategy to do so much for presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden that he’ll be forced to nominate her over the four other black female candidates vying for the position. Bloomberg made that point clear: “Kamala Harris’s push for police reform in the Senate is shaping up as an audition for the job of Joe Biden’s vice president, as she makes herself a highly public voice for change.”
Added Jeffrey Taylor, writing for Bloomberg: “It’s put Harris, 55, front-and-center as Biden chooses a running mate. She’s become a top Biden surrogate, co-hosted one of his most successful fundraisers, appeared at a health care event on Friday with Jill Biden, and spoken on late-night talk shows about the need for police reform.”
From Biden’s point of view, Harris has a lot going for her. She represents California, the most populous and most Democratic of the states. She served there as district attorney for San Francisco and then attorney general for the state before taking office as junior senator in 2017.
She became a household name during her primary run. She became a darling of the far Left with her attacks on Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings. And she enjoys a unique profile as a woman of both Jamaican and Indian heritage.
So, while Devine is speculating, let’s do some speculating ourselves. If Biden is in fact declared the Democratic Party’s nominee at its convention in Milwaukee in August, and if he then names Harris as his running mate, he will face off with Trump and Pence during the general election.
If the Biden/Harris slate wins in November, that is likely to mean that Democrats will also gain control of the Senate and extend their majority in the House.
If that happens, then the far-left agenda will meet no resistance. If Biden’s mental faculties continue to decline, then the 25th Amendment could be used to replace Biden with Harris. That amendment, adopted in 1967, reads: “In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.” As his mental faculties decline, Biden could resign under pressure from his doctors. His wife, Jill, could help him write his resignation letter.
Harris currently enjoys 100-percent ratings from the AFL-CIO, the pro-LGBTQ Human Rights Campaign, the NAACP, pro-choice NARAL, the NEA, and Planned Parenthood, and a 93-percent rating from the ACLU.
That would likely mean that the Second Amendment would be emasculated (Harris has an seven-percent rating from the National Rifle Association), that homeschooling would be under attack, that there would be unlimited immigration, and the flow of conservative “originalist” judges to the federal judiciary would stop and “living Constitution” advocates would be nominated instead.
Taxes would be raised as Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 would be reversed. The economy would suffer mightily, as would stocks on Wall Street. Much of AOC’s “green agenda” would begin to be adopted, and full funding of various UN agencies would be restored. Mail-in balloting would become the law of the land. Medicare for all would also become law.
Apologies would be offered to America’s enemies, the currency would continue to lose value, First Amendment protections of religion and speech would be severely curtailed, and Christians would be openly bashed and punished. Fossil-fuel companies would face federal lawsuits charging them with deliberately and intentionally polluting the air and not admitting it.
Doubters would only need to check online sources to learn of Harris’s political positions. She has consistently supported gun control, arguing with San Francisco’s district attorney in the Heller case that D.C.’s gun law didn’t violate the Second Amendment. She joined Bernie Sanders in 2019 in introducing the Background Check Expansion Act.
Earlier this year, Harris introduced the VoteSafe Act, which would establish rules under which all registered voters would be able to use mail-in absentee voting.
In 2017, Harris co-sponsored Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for All” bill, or “single-payer” (i.e., government) healthcare, which used to be called socialized medicine.
In her opposition to Trump’s tax cuts, she proposed increasing taxes on the wealthy and on corporations. Harris joined 16 other attorneys general in 2016 in working to file criminal fraud charges against fossil-fuel companies for failing to explicitly declare that greenhouse gases associated with human activity are primarily responsible for “climate change.” That same year, Harris’s Senate campaign website vowed that Harris, if elected, would “stand up to the climate-change deniers and fight to pass national climate-change legislation that promotes innovation like establishing a carbon tax or creating a cap-and-trade market for carbon pollution.”
Of course, all of this is speculation, just as Devine’s prediction that Biden will choose Harris as his running mate in August. But, as President Franklin D. Roosevelt famously said, “In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.”
An Ivy League graduate and former investment advisor, Bob is a regular contributor to The New American, writing primarily on economics and politics. He can be reached at [email protected].
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