Let’s see if we can “tie up” a few loose ends with Harris and Smollett as we go down memory lane. Smollett worked on Harris’s campaign. It is curious how she responds when asked a question about a Jussie Smollett lynching Tweet she posted . She is going to have to do a lot better when questioned. Let’s follow the dates:
From Senator Harris office: October 11, 2018
Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Anti-Lynching Legislation Introduced by Harris, Booker, and Scott
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted to advance the bipartisan Justice for Victims of Lynching Act of 2018, historic legislation that would criminalize lynching, attempts to lynch, and conspiracy to lynch for the first time in American history.
The legislation was originally introduced in June 2018 by U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Tim Scott (R-SC).
“Lynching is a dark and despicable part of our country’s history. These were acts of violence, needless and horrendous acts of violence that were motivated by racism. And we must acknowledge that, lest we repeat it,” said Senator Harris, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “These were crimes that were committed against innocent people. These are crimes that should have been prosecuted. There are victims and their families that should have received justice and did not. With this bill, we have a chance to speak the truth about our past make clear that these hateful acts should never happen again.”
It’s finally official: Kamala Harris is running for president.
She made the announcement on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Enter one Jussie Smollett: Jan 29, 2019 –
The Chicago Police Department said it is investigating 36-year-old Empire star Jussie Smollett’s report to authorities that he was assaulted early Tuesday morning by two suspects who yelled out “racial and homophobic slurs.” Included was a rope placed around his neck.
The claim by now has fallen apart. No need to rehash the details.
Here’s the story:
she (Harris) said Smollett was the victim of “an attempted modern-day lynching” and called the actor “one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know.” Harris has also used the Smollett attack to push legislation that would make lynching a federal hate crime.
Reports are that Smollett supported Harris and worked on her behalf. During an appearance at a bookstore in Concord, N.H., a female reporter asked the senator from California if she wanted to amend a tweet from Jan. 29, in which she said Smollett was the victim of “an attempted modern-day lynching” and called the actor “one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know.”
Senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker did jump on the hoax first, claiming it’s a “modern-day lynching,” just as they were trying to pass their propaganda bill, The Anti-Lynching Act.
Monica Showalter at American Thinker points to a series of tweets by film producer Tariq Nasheed in which he postulates that the two senators were possibly part of the setup. His tweets are available here.
Nasheed believes it goes beyond the two brothers Ola and Abel and Jussie. As he says in his first two tweets, Harris has campaigned with Jussie. He also says the Lynching Act is a favor to certain groups — white LGBTs — and these two senators are funded by them. More Independent sentinel
“Which tweet? What tweet?” Harris asked. As the reporter specified the tweet in question, Harris appeared to look around for a campaign staffer before responding.
Confused Senator Harris Bumbling Response About Jussie Smollett Lynching Tweet She Posted:
Read more: American Thinker
Jussie Smollett attack: Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx recuses herself from investigation
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has recused herself from the investigation surrounding the alleged attack on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, her office told ABC News on Tuesday.
“Out of an abundance of caution, the decision to recuse herself was made to address potential questions of impartiality based upon familiarity with potential witnesses in the case,” a spokeswoman told ABC News via email.
Fox News suggested that the reason may be Kim Foxx knows Kamala Harris. (Does Foxx know Smollett?)
Kim Foxx wants to tell you a story Dec 10 2018
But more than any of that, it is arguably Foxx’s zest for storytelling — or more particularly, for telling her story — that has captured the attention of both her constituents and celebrities.
She now counts the rapper Common and singer John Legend as friends, and a while back, when she saw the superstar U.S. senator Kamala Harris across the room at an Emily’s List event and went over to introduce herself, Foxx had barely gotten a word out before Harris interrupted and said, “You’re Kim Foxx! I’ve been watching you.”
Now isn’t that something? The coup de gras
Feb. 14 2019
Senate passes anti-lynching bill in renewed effort to make it a federal hate crime
Washington (CNN)Two competitors for the 2020 Democratic nomination joined forces Thursday in a renewed effort to pass their anti-lynching legislation.
The Senate passed the legislation from California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris, New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker and South Carolina GOP Sen. Tim Scott last year, but the House never took up the measure. On Thursday, the Senate again passed the bill via unanimous consent.