Kamala Harris Emerges as a Culture Warrior: Kamala Harris has emerged as the Biden administration’s culture warrior and enforcer-in-chief.
“She’s a fighter,” said Sheila Nix, Joe Biden’s campaign chief of staff when he was vice president and a current Harris adviser, told USA Today.
“She’s not afraid to call out extremism. So she’s going to drive actions and hold Republicans accountable, and then they’re forced to respond.”
Kamala Harris Is Ready to Battle
This has particularly been true since the conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last year.
Democrats capitalized on the overturning of Roe v. Wade and believe that it led to their blunting an anticipated Red Tide during the midterm elections.
Polling shows that 69% of voters support a right for a woman to obtain an abortion in the first trimester, a Gallup poll from June showed.
Thirty-four percent of Americans believe that abortion should be legal under any circumstances. The polling also found that most Americans oppose later-term abortions, but it found that 37% of Americans favored abortions during the second trimester and another 22% supported third-trimester abortions up to birth.
Democrats strategists see Harris as someone who can galvanize Liberal or left-leaning women to come out and vote for them based on abortion.
Last month, the Democratic Party-aligned group Emily’s List began running advertisements featuring Harris talking about abortion rights.
“I am here … one year after the Dobbs decision came down which wiped out the rights of Roe v. Wade to bring everybody together from all backgrounds and walks of life to stand for this fundamental right of a woman to make decisions about their own body and not have their government tell them what to do,” Harris said about abortion during a campaign stop in North Carolina in June. “We’re talking about the importance of voting because ultimately it’s a right that Congress can put back in place. We’re talking with folks about the importance of organizing and talking with your friends and talking with your neighbors about why this is an important issue.”
She also created a fracas when she talked about – but clearly used the wrong words in one of her famous verbal gaffes – “population control.”
“When we invest in clean energy and electric vehicles and reduce population, more of our children can breathe clean air and drink clean water,” Harris said during a campaign stop at Coppin State University in Baltimore, Md.
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