Kamala Harris’ campaign for the presidency in 2020 is toast, and everyone around her knows it.
Harris has been floundering in the polls as of late, holding less than 4% of the national vote in an overcrowded field. The disdain for the California Democrat comes after Harris attempted to deflect criticism of her time as a hard-nosed prosecutor, putting non-violent drug offenders behind bars for the sake of bolstering her own record.
When confronted with her own backstory, Harris attempted to laugh it off by reminiscing about her days “smoking weed and listening to Tupac” in college.
As if that weren’t tone deaf enough, the internet quickly discovered that this poor attempt at humor was actually a fictional deflection, as Tupac and other artists that Harris mentioned had yet to release any music during the years in which she was educating herself.
Now, as Senator Harris looks to be on the brink of 2020 collapse, her campaign is now attempting to blame fellow candidate Tulsi Gabbard for her own misfortune.
Advisers to Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., believe that her plunge in the polls over the summer was accelerated by a withering attack in a primary debate in July by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, that left the then-front-runner reeling and donors “alarmed,” according to a new report about her struggling presidential bid.
In a lengthy deep-dive into the California senator’s struggles on the campaign trail, The New York Times on Friday reported that many Harris advisers point to a July debate moment between Gabbard and the senator as “accelerating” her decline in the polls.
In that debate in Detroit, Mich., Gabbard took aim at Harris’ record as a prosecutor, saying she was “deeply concerned” about it.
“There are too many examples to cite but she put over 1,500 people in jail for marijuana violations and then laughed about it when she was asked if she ever smoked marijuana,” Gabbard said.
Harris’ inability to take responsibility for her own failures is more than enough of a reason to disqualify her from the presidency. She doesn’t need Tulsi to tell her that, either.