House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has slammed Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris for her failure to address the shooting of two County Sheriff deputies from Los Angeles, and said he finds her attitude: “most telling.”
Harris, who previously served as the state of California’s attorney general, or as the self-proclaimed “top cop,” appears to now have a different view of those who put their lives on the line every day to protect citizens, and McCarthy is fuming over her attitude.
Speaking to Fox & Friends” on Tuesday, McCarthy said, “My heart goes out to them—my prayers.”
He continued, “But when you watch that video—that 31-year-old deputy, a mother of a 6-year-old, a former librarian who just passed the academy a year ago, shot through the jaw, you can’t even quite hear as she calls in. Not only is she treating her other deputy, she’s looking out to see if the shooter is coming back, with blood across her face,” he continued, referring to the shooting’s graphic surveillance video.
“But you know what is most telling to me is my U.S. Senator, Kamala Harris—the former attorney general of California—the top cop, as people would call her—has said nothing. Has not stood up against this,” McCarthy said. “And when you go across the country saying you should defund the police, when you watch the videos of those who are sitting by laughing as those police officers were shot, not caring for them, not helping them, when they were just sitting in a car protecting the community, it’s appalling and disgusting to me,” he continued.
“This is what is transpiring if we allow this Democrat policy to continue. This is why we need to do something different,” he added.
The Democrats are the ones pushing for defunding police, explained McCarthy. “They’re talking about defunding the police. They continue to talk about it throughout the community. They incite the ability for people to do this—that this is going to be okay,” he said.
“Why don’t they rise up to condemn this? Why don’t they rise up to go see those officers? Why don’t they help look for the individual who did this to bring them justice?” the GOP lawmaker asked.
“Remember, Kamala Harris was the attorney general of California. She was the top cop of California. This is a person that she should have prosecuted. Why has she been silent on this?”
Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker called out Harris for her double standard.
Will @kamalaharris visit deputies who were shot (31-year-old mom & 24 year-old) in her state? She visited someone in WI who was charged with felony 3rd-degree sexual assault and said she was proud of him.
— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) September 13, 2020
After Joe Biden came out with a statement about the shooting, Harris did post a comment on Twitter, to say the “perpetrator must be brought to justice.”
When civil unrest and riots overtook the U.S., Harris told the New York Times that “it is status-quo thinking to believe that putting more police on the streets creates more safety. That’s wrong. It’s just wrong.”
After slamming the police shooting in Kenosha of the black man Jacob Blake, last month who had allegedly reached for a knife while resisting arrest during a confrontation, Harris paid the wounded man a one-hour hospital visit.
Blake is up on a sexual assault charge on a previous girlfriend, and Harris told him she is “proud of him.”
Attorney for Blake, Ben Crump, issued a statement about Harris’ visit to his client.
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) September 7, 2020
Former Fox News host Megyn Kelly blasted Harris for her comments, “PROUD of him? He’s accused of breaking into a sleeping woman’s house, sexually assaulting her, humiliating her & later returning to harass her,” Kelly wrote on Twitter in response to the statement, reports BizPacReview.
What has caused Harris to change her view of how she sees police officers?
In her 2009 book, Smart on Crime, Harris, not a police officer herself, wrote: “If we take a show of hands of those who would like to see more police officers on the street, mine would shoot up.”
She added, “Virtually all law-abiding citizens feel safer when they see officers walking a beat.”