Senator Kamala Harris has been in the 2020 Democratic race nearly from the start, but that doesn’t seem to mean much to voters on the left.
Harris has consistently failed to poll well, likely due to her previous work as a hard-nosed prosecutor who spent years jailing non-violent drug offenders. This approach doesn’t seem to jibe well with the national attitude regarding the use of marijuana, nor does it address the idea among liberal circles that addiction to hard drugs is more acutely handled through the healthcare system.
Then, when confronted about this history of incarcerations, Harris has the audacity to make a joke about using marijuana herself in college while listening to “Tupac and Snoop Dogg” – a lie that was quickly sniffed out by internet users who realized that neither artist had released any music during Harris’ educational career.
As the California Senator continues to lay off campaign staffers, those who remain are now exuding a somber attitude.
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A New York Times report reveals warring factions within Harris’ campaign against her Baltimore, Maryland and California-based staff, as well as financial woes that continue to get worse. As part of the Times‘ various interviews with current and former Harris staffers, the report details the recent resignation letter of the campaign’s operations director Kelly Mehlenbacher.
“This is my third presidential campaign and I have never seen an organization treat its staff so poorly…” Mehlenbacher wrote. “With less than 90 days until Iowa we still do not have a real plan to win.”
Mehlenbacher wrote that Harris’ campaign lacks “leaders who will lead,” calling the direction of the campaign with Harris’ sister, Maya, at the helm “unacceptable.” Mehlenbacher has since taken a top job for billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s newly-announced Democrat presidential bid.
Harris has also tanked in the polls, and currently maintains less than 4% of the national vote according to Real Clear Politics.
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