Who Is Sen. Kamala Harris?

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by Paul Murano  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  October 8, 2020   

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Kamala Harris is the first black person, the first Asian and the third woman to be running for vice president of the United States on a major party ticket.

Because of Joe Biden's age and health, there is a very real possibility Harris could soon become the de facto president of the United States.

But who is Kamala Harris?

Harris was born in Oakland, California in 1964. Her mother is a Hindu-American born in India, and her father is from Jamaica. They met during the Berkeley protests of the 1960s, where they went to college. They married in 1963 and had two daughters, one of whom is Kamala. They divorced in 1971 when Kamala was only 7 years old.

According to her uncle, Kamala's mother raised her and her sister with progressive values.

Her mother worked in biomedical science and her father, Donald, became a Marxist professor of economics. There is no evidence that Harris had a religious upbringing, although her upstairs neighbor periodically took Kamala as a child with her younger sister to a Church of God service in Oakland.

In 1982, Harris went to Howard University, and in 1989 she received her Juris Doctor at UC Hastings College of the Law. Five years later her political career got started when then-boyfriend Willie Brown, a married man who eventually became Mayor of San Francisco, gave Harris a patronage job as member of the California Medical Assistance Commission.

It was a do-nothing job that paid exceptionally well — political payola. Adjusting for inflation, it would be equivalent to over $120,000 a year today.

Sometime after her adulterous relationship with Brown ended, Harris married Jewish L.A. lawyer Douglas Emhoff. She eventually climbed the ladder to become district attorney (DA) of San Francisco, attorney general (AG) of the state of California and a United States senator.

Harris was rated the most liberal senator in 2019 and has been fiercely pro-abortion throughout her career. While Harris was San Francisco's DA and the state's AG, she did nothing to prosecute abusive Catholic clergy owing to political donations from wealthy Catholics in the Bay Area.

Abuse survivors say Harris was silent on clerical sexual abuse. "She shielded and protected them, and we were just floored at what happened," said Joey Piscitelli, a clergy abuse survivor in California.

However, as attorney general, Harris targeted David Daleiden who exposed Planned Parenthood's selling-of-body-parts scandal.

While running for U.S. Senate, Harris had a secret meeting with Planned Parenthood executives in Los Angeles. Two weeks later, the state's Department of Justice (DOJ) raided Daleiden's home. Planned Parenthood's attorney instructed them to seize the computers that produced the videos. They also seized his videos and some personal information.

Harris has been relentless with her leftist ideology. In 2018, she attacked Nebraska federal court nominee Brian Buescher for being a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Displaying anti-Catholic animus, Harris drilled Buescher with questions such as: "Were you aware that the Knights of Columbus opposed a woman's right to choose when you joined the organization?" and "Do you agree with Mr. Anderson that abortion is 'the killing of the innocent on a massive scale?'"

As senator from California, Harris fought against protecting babies born from failed abortions from being left to die. In 2019 she voted against the Born-Alive Abortion Survivor's Protection Act, which would protect infants from neglectful murder.

Now she is the Democratic vice presidential candidate, taking on the Trump-Pence ticket. Together with cafeteria-Catholic Biden, who vehemently supports abortion, has presided over a so-called same-sex marriage and believes there are at least three genders — this destructive duo is said to be the most anti-life ticket in American history.

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