As we told you earlier today, Kamala Harris told her supporters that if she’s president and any drug companies “resist” her decrees, she’d “snatch their patent so we can take over”:
Harris, like Warren, tells her audience about using presidential powers to to make drugs cheaper.
If they resist: “I will snatch their patent so we can take over.”
Someone in the audience asks “can we do that?”
“Yes, we can do that! We just need the will to do that.” pic.twitter.com/DXT84eTKjQ
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) November 23, 2019
Ironically enough it was just a couple months ago that Harris likened Trump to a dictator.
Rep. Dan Crenshaw couldn’t let Harris’ comments go by without attaching some big reality checks:
Patents are unequivocally protected in the US Constitution.
Even if they weren’t, it doesn’t take a genius to understand that stealing people’s property after they make it means THEY WON’T MAKE IT ANYMORE. Fewer drugs, fewer cures. Bad policy. https://t.co/tCWbd3b5iI
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) November 23, 2019
Progressives like Harris have never been big on thinking through the possible unintended consequences to their proposals.
She should change her campaign slogan, from "For the People" to "Against *We The People*".
— Giuseppe Portonera (@GiuseppePortos) November 23, 2019
Not sure which is worse – that they would actually try this, or that there are people who would vote for them knowing this:
— John Moakley (@JMoakley) November 23, 2019
But Trump’s the one who’s an authoritarian. Please.