In 2015, Kamala Harris was giving a talk about young people and crime.
In the course of her speech, she claimed that young people commit crimes because they are stupid.
Kamala Harris Called Young People “Stupid” in 2015
During a keynote address at a symposium hosted by the Ford Foundation, the then–California attorney general — now Democratic candidate for president — laid out her vision for a crime recidivism reduction initiative in Los Angeles.
The program, modeled on a similar initiative that Harris launched in San Francisco, would provide social services to young people 18 to 24 who were convicted of nonviolent felonies.
Why that population?
People that age are “stupid,” Harris told the audience.
“What’s the other thing we know about this population? And it’s a specific phase of life. And remember, age is more than a chronological fact. What else do we know about this population, 18 through 24? They are stupid,” Harris said, to wide laughs from the audience.
“That is why we put them in dormitories, and they have a resident assistant. They make really bad decisions. So we focused on that age population. […] When I was at Howard University, and we were in college, we were 18 to 24, and you know what we were called? College kids,” Harris said with a loaded pause.
“It was a joke,” a spokesperson for the Harris campaign said of the candidate’s remarks.
See the video below:
It's #NationalYouthDay which seems like a good time to ask: what does Phony Kamala think about young people?
"𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐩𝐢𝐝!" pic.twitter.com/LvXIIFqasa
— Abigail Marone (@abigailmarone) August 12, 2020
Four years later, Harris said she was open to the idea of letting 16 year olds vote.
From National Review:
Asked later about lowering the voting age to 16, Harris said: “I’m really interested in having that conversation.” Some Democratic bigwigs now think it’s time to have a conversation about Kamala Harris’s interest in “having that conversation.”
“At some point this could end up being a problem,” David Axelrod, a former Obama adviser, said last night on CNN. “She is an incredibly compelling personality; a very bright and accomplished person. But she’s very cautious — and that caution was pretty apparent in a lot of her answers.”
Kamala Harris has no solid views on anything.
She says whatever she thinks the people standing in front of her want to hear.
H/T to Legal Insurrection.