The Jussie Smollett verdict is in.
But it’s bad news for Democrats.
And Kamala Harris is terrified of facing one tough question about Jussie Smollett.
When Jussie Smollett first falsely claimed that MAGA hat-wearing Trump supporters attacked him and tried to tie a noose around his neck in a hate crime, prominent Democrats quickly jumped on board.
Smollett’s claims bolstered their narrative that Donald Trump unleashed a tide of white supremacist violence across America.
Kamala Harris and Joe Biden were among the Democrats that amplified Smollett’s lies because they were politically convenient.
Harris wrote on social media that Smollett was the victim of a “modern day lynching.”
“@JussieSmollett is one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know. I’m praying for his quick recovery. This was an attempted modern day lynching. No one should have to fear for their life because of their sexuality or color of their skin. We must confront this hate,” Harris tweeted.
Joe Biden wrote that the Smollett “attack” proved that Donald Trump twisted America into a racist and homophobic country.
“What happened today to @JussieSmollett must never be tolerated in this country. We must stand up and demand that we no longer give this hate safe harbor; that homophobia and racism have no place on our streets or in our hearts. We are with you, Jussie,” Biden posted on social media.
Now that a jury found Smollett guilty of lying to police about the incident, Kamala Harris and Joe Biden will face questions about whether or not they still stand by these statements, and also why they believed Smollett’s fantastical claims from the start without waiting on actual details to emerge.
After all, the absurd claims of Trump supporters running around the streets of Chicago at 2:00am looking for famous black actors to beat up were ludicrous from the start.
Biden and Harris likely didn’t even care at the time if Smollett was the actual victim of a hate crime or if this was a hoax.
Smollett’s claims advanced the political narrative they wanted to tell, so Harris and Biden ran with the lie.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.