In 2015 Kamala Harris Said 18 To 24 Year Olds Are Stupid, But Is Open To Lowering Voting Age To 16 (VIDEO)

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.

From VICE:

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.

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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.

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“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:

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.

 

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