- Feb 16, 2016
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Kamala Harris says DEMOCRACY and the climate crisis are the biggest national security threats facing the US:
VP also stands by Biden's decision to withdraw from Afghanistan and puts the blame on Trump
Kamala Harris: DEMOCRACY is the biggest threat to national security
Vice President Kamala Harris said during her CBS interview Sunday that 'democracy' is the most significant national security threat facing the United States.
- Harris appeared to be trying to echo Democrats' warnings about threats to democracy at home and abroad when she said 'democracy' itself was a threat
- She cleaned up her comments, calling for Americans to 'fight for the integrity of our democracy' as Biden pushed lawmakers to pass voting rights legislation
- When asked if she feels any responsibility for the Afghanistan chaos, the vice president instead pointed out it was Trump who brokered a deal to leave
- She admitted the Taliban's treatment of women and girls is still a 'concern'
- Harris has said she was the 'last person in the room' when Biden decided on exit
She had been trying to echo Democrats' warning about threats to the 'integrity' of the American democratic system as her boss, President Joe Biden, tries to push his voting rights agenda through Congress.
In the final portion of her wide-ranging interview released over the week, Harris also defended the Biden administration's chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan in August, instead blaming its predecessor for first setting the deadline to leave and added that climate change was one of the biggest emerging threats against US security.
'What do you see is the biggest national security challenge confronting the U.S.? What is the thing that worries you and keeps you up at night?' Face the Nation host Margaret Brennan asked.
The vice president answered, 'Frankly, one of them is our democracy. And that I can talk about because that's not classified.'
'And we are embarking on a- a new era where the threats to our nation take many forms, including the threat of autocracies taking over and having outsized influence around the world.'
She adjusted her initial comments, urging the need to 'fight for the integrity of our democracy.'
Harris, who has long campaigned for climate change awareness, added that 'fighting for the integrity of democracy' 'is obviously about what we need to do in the climate crisis.'
Harris refused to take an opportunity to ascribe her criticism to racism and misogyny, stating: 'I'll leave that for others to deal with.'
Brennan bluntly asked Harris what her biggest failure has been this year, to which Harris joked: 'To not get out of D.C. more.'
She’s finally right about something. Our Democracy is being threatened and so is our Constitutional Republic.
Hmm..., Funny isn;t it, when Governor Sarah Palin was chosen to run as V.P. alongside John McCain, we were told by the Biased Quisling Media at the time that Sarah Palin lacked necessary knowledge, was incompetent and an embarrassment. Kamaltoe Harris is much worse.
As far as the retreat from Afghanistan is concerned, It's not that Joey Xi did it, it’s HOW he did it. Either Kamaltoe is too stupid to know that, or she believes everyone else is.
Furthermore, Kamaltoe is wrong. We’re not a democracy as she claims. America was created as a Constitutional Republic. Perhaps she should take a remedial course in civics; we’re a constitutional republic. I guess she never said the Pledge of Allegiance where in part it says: “And to the Republic for which it stands ....Not to the Democracy”