News

Elections

Harris Slams Gabbard for Lack of Party Loyalty, Claims She ‘Buddied Up to Steve Bannon’

Sen. Kamala Harris at the Democratic presidential primary debate in Atlanta, Ga., November 20, 2019. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

Senator Kamala Harris attacked Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard over her lack of party loyalty during Wednesday night’s Democratic debate and accused the Hawaii congresswoman of having “buddied up to Steve Bannon” after President Trump’s election.

“It’s unfortunate that we have someone on this stage who is attempting to be the Democratic nominee for president of the United States who during the Obama administration spent four years, full-time on Fox News criticizing President Obama, who has spent full-time criticizing people on this stage as affiliated with the Democratic Party,” the former California attorney general said of Gabbard at the the fifth Democratic debate, hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post.

Harris continued, saying the Hawaii congresswoman “buddied up” to Steve Bannon, President Trump’s former campaign manager, in order to get a meeting with Trump in Trump Tower before he was sworn in.

Gabbard for her part accused Harris of trafficking in “lies and smears and innuendos” against her. She added that she believes Harris would, as president, “continue the status quo, continue the Bush, Clinton, Trump foreign policy of regime change wars, which is deeply destructive.”

Harris responded by indirectly praising President Obama and calling for a recomposition of the coalition that brought him to the White House. The Democratic nominee should be someone who can “rebuild the Obama coalition and bring the party together,” she said.

Harris is currently leading Gabbard in the Democratic primary by about 2 points, according to the Real Clear Politics national poll average.

Most Popular

Film & TV

A Film for All Christians

‘The growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts,” wrote George Eliot in Middlemarch, “and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.” The passage provides the title ... Read More
Film & TV

A Film for All Christians

‘The growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts,” wrote George Eliot in Middlemarch, “and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.” The passage provides the title ... Read More
Law & the Courts

The FBI’s Corrupt Cops

White-collar criminals should hope for one thing this Christmas: that they get to live under the Horowitz rules. Michael Horowitz has testified that he found no evidence of political bias on the part of the decision makers who, under the Obama administration, relied on hilariously implausible “evidence” ... Read More
Law & the Courts

The FBI’s Corrupt Cops

White-collar criminals should hope for one thing this Christmas: that they get to live under the Horowitz rules. Michael Horowitz has testified that he found no evidence of political bias on the part of the decision makers who, under the Obama administration, relied on hilariously implausible “evidence” ... Read More
Elections

An Election Too Important to Be Left to Voters

The Democrats believe that the 2020 election is too important to be left to the voters. It’s obvious that President Donald Trump withheld defense aid to Ukraine to pressure its president to commit to the investigations that he wanted, an improper use of his power that should rightly be the focus of ... Read More
Elections

An Election Too Important to Be Left to Voters

The Democrats believe that the 2020 election is too important to be left to the voters. It’s obvious that President Donald Trump withheld defense aid to Ukraine to pressure its president to commit to the investigations that he wanted, an improper use of his power that should rightly be the focus of ... Read More