The liberal media tried to smear Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell this week by digging into his family’s past and noting that his family once owned slaves.
Funny how they haven’t done that to other members of the Senate.
Now Kamala Harris is dealing with a similar situation, but it’s coming from her own father.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Kamala Harris’s Ancestors Owned Slaves, Her Father Says
Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) is the descendant of an Irishman who owned a slave plantation in Jamaica, according to her father’s lengthy ancestral summary of his side of the family.
Donald Harris, a Stanford University economics professor, revealed in 2018 that his grandmother was a descendant of Hamilton Brown, the namesake of Brown’s Town in northern Jamaica.
“My roots go back, within my lifetime, to my paternal grandmother Miss Chrishy (née Christiana Brown, descendant of Hamilton Brown who is on record as plantation and slave owner and founder of Brown’s Town),” he wrote in a post for Jamaica Global.
Hamilton Brown built the town’s local Anglican Church, which is where Prof. Harris says his grandfather is buried. It is also where he himself was baptized and confirmed.
A research archive of Jamaican records indicate that at one point in 1817, Hamilton Brown owned scores of slaves. The majority were brought in from Africa, though he also owned many Creole slaves.
Meanwhile, Harris is still trying to capitalize on her big debate moment with Biden.
Kamala Harris tries to seize on momentum by pushing clash with Joe Biden
Sen. Kamala Harris was on the campaign trail in South Carolina this weekend when a reporter asked her a question: What did she think of former Vice President Joe Biden’s apology for comments he made about being civil and working with segregationist senators?
Harris, who at the first Democratic debate confronted Biden over those comments and his opposition to federally mandated desegregation busing, responded that Biden was “right to recognize the impact of his words” and said she applauded him for doing so.
But then she added: “There is still a point of disagreement between he and I, and that remains … which is the issue of busing.”
“We cannot rewrite history about what segregationists were doing at that time on a number of issues, including opposing busing,” she added.
Good point, Kamala. You can’t rewrite history.
Not even your own.