Skip to comments.Kamala Harris pulls out of South Carolina criminal justice forum over Trump award
Posted on 10/25/2019 6:05:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said Friday she won't take part in a forum being held a historically black college in Columbia, South Carolina this weekend after President Donald Trump was given a "Bipartisan Justice Award."
As the only candidate who attended an HBCU, I know the importance that these spaces hold for young Black Americans," Harris, who was slated to participate in Second Step Presidential Justice Forum at Benedict College on Saturday, said in a statement.
The California senator cited the fact that only a limited number of students from the school were allowed to attend Trump's remarks as the final straw.
"Today, when it became clear Donald Trump would receive an award after decades of celebrating mass incarceration, pushing the death penalty for innocent Black Americans, rolling back police accountability measures and racist behavior that puts peoples lives at risk, and then learned all but ten Benedict students are excluded from participating, I cannot in good faith be complicit in papering over his record," Harris said.
The event's organizer, the 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center, cited Trump's work in getting the criminal justice reform measure the First Step Act passed as the impetus for the award.
Trump tweeted that it was "my true honor" to receive the award.
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Yeah, shell make an awesome president.
“...Donald Trump would receive an award after decades of celebrating mass incarceration, pushing the death penalty for innocent Black Americans...”
Howz about we go over Kamel-uhs record as a top cop in Califoria>
And we won’t have to lie about what we see in those papers to make her look bad
Must be nice to make wild accusations “without evidence”, and never ever have anyone in the media question them
Kamaltoe be rayciss and sheet fo’ not attending a black college award ceremony.
I thought Kommiela was the worst Attorney General of Mexifornia but Xavier takes the cake.
You won’t be missed beyotch!
“Kamala Harris pulls out”
Sounds more like a Mike and Obama thing
good riddance to bad rubbish!
Willie Brown pulls out of Kamala Harris.
Yeah...I mean “decades”??????
Where the hell is she coming from????
Trump should give Rudy a full time job suing democrats for libel / character defamation.
Arrogant witch. No one will care that she is not there.
Projection. She is a champion of the death penalty for innocent Black Americans - pre-born ones.
She is Jamaican/Indian, she has no connection to the American black experience.
These snowflakes will stomp out of any ceremony where they can’t bash Trump.
I read this as a BLACK woman not going to a BLACK event because one of the recipients of an award is WHITE.
Ok, and she will still say WE are racists.
Yeah. Fake black woman had better plans for the weekend.
No participation trophy for Kamala? Poor hater.
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