WASHINGTON, DC- In an one-on-one TV interview vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris proclaimed that Americans should “not stop protesting” and be emboldened to shout “when necessary.”
Harris joined MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show to discuss a range of hot button topics. Two of the main points talked about during the interview were Amy Coney Barrett’s possible confirmation to the Supreme Court and activism during the 2020 election cycle.
Maddow was quick to condemn the potential Supreme Court Justice, claiming that Barrett’s confirmation puts healthcare and abortion rights at risk for Americans. The host then asked for Harris’ opinion saying:
“What do you say tonight to Americans who are scared about that?”
Harris responded by claiming that people “are scared” of Barrett and that “civil rights are on the line”:
“People are scared. You’re right. Civil rights are on the line. Workers’ rights are on the line. Consumer rights are on the line. Health care is on the line. These — all of these things are at stake. You are absolutely right.
The potential Vice President then offered some solace to viewers by mentioning that the 2020 presidential and senatorial elections are fast approaching:
“And the only point that I can make to hopefully relieve some of that righteous fear is, we have an election coming up. And it’s not only about the White House. It’s about the Senate.”
Harris went on to say that, while the Supreme Court is where decisions on American rights are made, the US Senate has influence too:
“And it is there that these decisions will be ultimately made about our civil rights, about our right to love who we love and marry them, about our right to have equality and equal justice under law, about whether we protect collective bargaining and the rights of workers, whether we agree that access to health care should be a right and not just a privilege of those who can afford it.
That’s where those decisions are made. And the United States Senate has a lot to do with it.”
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The nominee added that after when (and if) Democrats attain a majority in the Senate, Democrats will be able to intervene in policy decisions:
“And when we take back the Senate and have the majority, we will have a lot to do with whether or not we are one step closer to those ideals we hold dear.”
Harris wrapped up her response by advocating for “protesting” and “shouting” to enact change:
“So there is one thing we can do among the many things. Well, let’s not stop protesting. Let’s not stop being active. Let’s not stop speaking up and shouting when necessary. And let’s vote. And let’s vote, guys. Let’s vote.”
Watch the full interview here:
The fact that Joe Biden’s running mate is encouraging further protesting speaks volumes about their idea of a prosperous America. Read about some of the good that “protesting” and “shouting” are doing here:
Portland ‘peaceful protestors’ with body armor and weapons send message with graffiti: ‘End America’
PORTLAND, OR- Protestors gathered in Portland on Sunday night to protest Columbus Day, a US holiday that fell on Monday. The protestors quickly turned violent and destructive causing Portland Police to declare the gathering a riot.
Several riots occurred across the country on what protestors dubbed the “Indigenous Peoples’ Day of Rage.” The rioters were enraged by the celebration of Christopher Columbus who, according to them, contributed to Native American genocide.
In Portland near 300 protestors gathered downtown at 8:00PM then attempted to destroy and tear down statues. The rioters used chains to tear down statutes of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. Red paint was thrown on the Roosevelt monument and a blowtorch was used in an attempt to destroy the statue’s base.
Portland Police reported on the protest as it was developing in a Twitter thread:
“A mass gathering has formed at Southwest Park Avenue and Southwest Madison Street, where some are trying to pull down a statue with a chain. To those taking part: anyone involved in criminal behavior, including vandalism, is subject to arrest or citation.”
The thread continued:
“Failure to adhere to this direction may subject you to citation, arrest, and crowd control agents including but not limited to tear gas and impact weapons.”
Rioters were not discouraged by the threat of arrest and just before 10:00PM began resorting to violence and vandalism. Local police received reports that rioters had broken several windows in different buildings. Portland Police then declared the demonstration a riot saying:
“We have gotten reports of windows being broken in numerous buildings. The gathering has been declared a riot.“
The Portland Police quickly followed up this tweet by saying any participants that continue rioting will risk arrest:
“To those marching downtown: this has been declared a RIOT. All persons must immediately disperse to the NORTH. Failure to adhere to this order may subject you to arrest, citation, or crowd control agents, including, but not limited to tear gas and impact weapons.”
The rioters still carried on throughout the night. According to police there is extensive damage to multiple buildings. Three lit flares were thrown into the Oregon Historical Society after rioters smashed the building’s windows in. As if that wasn’t enough the rioters wrote “F*ck history” on the destroyed building.
Rioters wrote deplorable messages across the city. The phrases “All Cops Are Bastards” and “End America” can be seen written throughout downtown in spray paint.
Portland State University Campus Public Safety office also suffered property damage after windows were broken.
In a statement by the Portland Police Bureau on Monday the bureau claimed that rioters planned to “engage in criminal behavior” long before attending the protest:
“A published advertisement for the event (photo) indicated it was a direct action where cameras, journalists, and live streamers were specifically excluded. This indicated that those attending were planning to engage in criminal behavior and were attempting to prevent the collection of video evidence that could be used to hold them accountable.”
The bureau continued:
“Many in the group were wearing all black, masks, body armor, helmets, and were carrying shields. At its peak the crowd numbered close to 300 people.”
The statement concluded by outlining the charges filed so far in relation to Sunday night’s riots:
- “Malik Muhamad, 23, of Portland – criminal mischief in the first degree (6 counts), riot, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a loaded firearm in public
- Justin Bowen, 25, of Portland — assault in the fourth Degree (2 counts), unlawful use of pepper spray
- Brandon Bartells, 38, of Washington — criminal mischief in the first degree, reckless endangering”
Portland Police say that there is still potential for more charges to be filed.
President Trump commented on the Portland riots claiming that the city government needs to call in federal assistance:
“Taking advantage of fools. Law & Order! Portland, call in the Feds!”
The President also demanded that rioters be held accountable for their destruction and put in jail:
“Put these animals in jail, now. The Radical Left only knows how to take advantage of very dumb “leadership” fools. This is Biden! Law & Order!”
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