Sen. Kamala Harris certainly looks like she’s gearing up for that leap from the Senate to the White House that Hillary Clinton couldn’t quite land, even with a boost in the form of her secretary of state tenure. Harris looks to be positioning herself to the left of Hillary (and maybe even Bernie Sanders), and she’s even appropriating some of Hillary’s campaign lines.
Clinton, of course, released a video in which she claimed that survivors of sexual abuse should be “heard and believed” (with exceptions, of course). Harris, jumping on the outrage wagon over Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos “siding with rapists” and trying to “repeal,” “roll back,” or “undo” Title IX.
Survivors of sexual assault deserve to be believed, not blamed.https://t.co/zC0cdm1EbJ
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) September 8, 2017
— American Man (@RScarberry3) September 9, 2017
Wow, Harris got all of that out of a TIME article? The one about DeVos arguing that rape victims should be blamed, not believed?
— TIME (@TIME) September 7, 2017
We wouldn’t mind if Harris were content being president in whatever world she occupies, where health care is a right, being in the U.S. illegally is nothing but lawful, and only people who aren’t convicted criminals should receive pardons.
It is really terrifying how many American politicians don't actually believe in the American value of due process. https://t.co/ZjZuydh9wg
— 🎃 Ashley Rae 🎃 (@Communism_Kills) September 9, 2017
According to the U.S. Constitution, all Americans have a right to due process, not kangaroo courts. https://t.co/6jkyLhuIzp
— Soquel by the Creek (@SoquelCreek) September 8, 2017
The accused deserve to be innocent until proven guilty. https://t.co/g5IK9oO3FY
— (((Charlie Martin))) (@chasrmartin) September 9, 2017
VICTIMS of sexual assault deserve a day in court, and the people they accuse do also. That's how they become SURVIVORS.. https://t.co/ntTxWtReyH
— Literally Not Hitler (@Mellecon) September 9, 2017
Accuser does not necessarily equal survivor. How is this such a difficult concept to grasp? https://t.co/BBGfmwaEUY
— Ashe Schow (@AsheSchow) September 9, 2017
Disturbing in a former prosecutor like Kamala Harris. https://t.co/BC3znzYebk
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) September 9, 2017
This is worse than just tossing out process for outcome. They don't care if innocents are caught up in this trap. https://t.co/ib1usg690A
— Mo Mo (@molratty) September 9, 2017
Senator Harris is a fmr attorney general for the state of California.
She knows "believe or blame" is not the decision one makes in a trial. https://t.co/CbIwwfODnr
— Steven Arthur (@stevenmarthur) September 8, 2017
Thank God our constitution requires more than "believed"
It requires proof, fair judgement
As an attorney you should defend due process https://t.co/fGVAd3Dwij
— Damian Woods (@comicbody) September 9, 2017
This is a lovely combination of the Begging the Question and Straw Man fallacies. Challenging a claim is not the same as blaming the victim. https://t.co/XmOEeaPc3c
— Runs With Dogs (@lheal) September 9, 2017
it's not blaming them to ask for proof of the crime https://t.co/IuGm2LPU2A
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) September 9, 2017
Who's blaming them?
And they deserve to be believed insofar as it affects THEM.
Not to the extent of harming others – namely, the accused https://t.co/D6BRkpDSZT
— Heimish Conservative (@HeimishCon) September 8, 2017
Supporting survivors of sexual assault is NOT mutually exclusive with affording men accused of sexual assault due process & a fair trial. https://t.co/QKWDNk2OWo
— Toni Airaksinen (@Toni_Airaksinen) September 9, 2017
demagogue [dɛməɡɒɡ] noun. Politician who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument https://t.co/dpgD01Sn7v
— Pablo The Chihuahua (@Pablo_Chihuahua) September 9, 2017
Drum roll …
Now do Bill Clinton… https://t.co/qfh8jLGgs2
— Jamie Storment (@jamiestorment21) September 9, 2017
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Columbia University settles with former student accused of rape by ‘Mattress Girl’ https://t.co/nvYxmFrKQ5
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 14, 2017