Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris faced renewed scrutiny for her lack of press availability on Monday after abruptly stepping offstage after a speech in North Carolina criticizing President Trump’s offer to fill a seat on the court. supreme before the election.
Harris took no questions from the media after his speech at Shaw University, one of North Carolina’s historically black colleges and universities. According to the Fayetteville Observer, the event was closed to the general public and only attended by journalists.
AMALA HARRIS CRITICIZED FOR LACK OF PRESS AVAILABILITY: “WHAT ARE THEY AFRAID?”
Aside from her role as Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, Harris is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and will have the ability to directly question Supreme Court candidate Amy Coney Barrett, Trump̵
In his speech, which was criticized by the research wing of the Republican National Committee, Harris wrested the GOP for carrying the nomination so close to an election.
“We will not give up and we will not give up,” Harris said. “We will not let the infection that President Trump has injected into the presidency and Congress, which has paralyzed our politics and pitted Americans against each other, spread to the US Supreme Court.”
Harris was criticized for not answering questions from the press in recent days. Reporters from multiple outlets have wondered why Harris has not made herself available to the media, and Trump and his campaign staff members have often complained that both Biden and Harris have been given a free pass when it comes to press questions. .
Fox News reported last week that Biden hasn’t attended a formal press conference or group since she was announced as Biden’s deputy in August.
Trump nominated Barrett to the Supreme Court seat held by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday until her death earlier this month.
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In his speech, Harris warned that Barrett’s confirmation in the Supreme Court would jeopardize the Obama-era Affordable Care Act, as well as reproductive rights legislation. The Supreme Court will hear arguments on the ACA a few days after the election.
“Judge Barrett has a long history of opposing abortion and reproductive rights,” Harris said. “There is no other matter that disrespects and dishonors Judge Ginsburg’s life work so much than to undo the landmark decision in court history that made it clear that a woman has the right to make decisions about her own body.”