Kamala Harris is running for President in 2020.
So that means she needs to appeal to the unhinged leftwing base.
And that caused Harris to step over the line with this racist remark that has everyone thinking she blew her chances.
Harris was questioning Ronald Vitiello – President Trump’s nominee to head up ICE – about comments he made saying the Democrats were Klan-lite.
Vitiello apologized for the comments, but Harris pressed her advantage and ended up making a big mistake.
Harris compared ICE – the agency that keeps Americans safe from illegal aliens – to the Klu Klux Klan.
She asked Vitiello if he understood how some people saw ICE as similar to the Klan because some left-wingers believe ICE uses fear and violence to target racial minorities.
“And are you aware of the perception of many about how the power and discretion at ICE is being used to enforce the law and do you see any parallels?”
“I do not see any parallels,” Vitiello responded, to which Harris said she was talking about perceptions.
“How can you be the head of an agency and be unaware of how your agency is perceived by certain communities?” Harris asked.
“There’s a lot of perceptions in the media and in the public that are incorrect about the agency,” Vitiello said.
To win the Democrat nomination in 2020 you have to take stands that position you as admitting that any immigration enforcement is white supremacy.
But that position is a killer in the general election.
Donald Trump won the 2016 election on the immigration issue and he would love to run against an open borders Democrat in 2020.