Kamala Harris is skipping an upcoming CNN town hall on the environment to pal around with big donors and raise money.
This is a risky move during a Democratic primary where the party’s base is obsessed with climate change.
The Daily Wire reports:
Kamala Harris Bows Out Of Climate Debate To Fundraise With Top Donors
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) declined CNN’s invitation to appear at a climate-focused town hall so that she could reportedly continue to fundraise with some of her campaign’s largest donors.
“Senator Kamala Harris’ top bundlers are hosting fundraisers for her in Downtown LA and Hancock Park,” ABC campaign reporter Zohreen Shah reported on Monday. “Those fundraisers directly conflict with CNN’s Climate Crisis Town Hall, which Harris is not attending.”
CNN confirmed earlier in the day that Harris had indeed informed the network that she would not be able to attend, citing scheduling conflicts.
Earlier in the primary season, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) faced mounting pressure from both the party’s base and left-wing activists to host debates devoted exclusively to discussing the issue of climate change.
NEW: Senator @KamalaHarris’ top bundlers are hosting fundraisers for her in Downtown LA and Hancock Park…
Those fundraisers directly conflict with CNN’s Climate Crisis Town Hall, which Harris is not attending👇🏽 https://t.co/CT04jF7FmA
— Zohreen (@Zohreen) August 19, 2019
She’s already getting criticized for this:
— Lola Blanc (@ohlalola) August 20, 2019
No one should be surprised by her decision to attend the fund raiser . First she is a #Corporatist that’s priority #1 Second a CNN forum on climate change will not benefit her efforts to gain campaign donations so she can continue to run for office .
— jimmy wilson (@jvaughnwilson) August 20, 2019
— Phillip (@fphillip95) August 20, 2019
Who is the idiot that advised her not to do the cnn climate town hall… it’s a big mistake…
— Indian Hunk (@FazMan4) August 20, 2019
This could present some problems for her!