CNBC’s John Harwood suggested that Sen. Kamala Harris — if she had been in office back then — would have been against mandatory busing in the 1970s:
hard to imagine a politician against mandated busing today would have been for it in the 1970s when the issue was so explosive
taking similar position to Biden’s days later does not make Harris’ emotion-charged debate attack look particularly authentic https://t.co/OhuAxKlj1k
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) July 4, 2019
Sen. Harris’ press secretary fired back calling Harwood “next-level bananas,” which any Republican already knew:
The little black girl in first grade who was being bused to her elementary school wouldn’t have been pro-busing?
This is next-level bananas. https://t.co/QIMOmdp1SB
— Ian Sams (@IanSams) July 4, 2019
We’re no fan of John Harwood, but he has a point here and Team Harris is SCRAMBLING:
she was a child then
she’s a candidate for president now
she criticized an opponent for opposing mandatory busing then
she opposes mandatory busing now https://t.co/Du0eEb3l2v
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) July 5, 2019
This has become a pattern for Harris and her campaign knows it:
Harris, meanwhile, is walking back every distinctive stance she takes. And her main policy proposal is a weirdly designed wage subsidy that cane out of nowhere and will never pass.
— Jordan Weissmann (@JHWeissmann) July 4, 2019
Even this Slate writer has had it with Kamala Harris backtracking on every issue https://t.co/9G7P3sc0b2
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 4, 2019
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