VP Kamala Harris Heckled in Martha’s Vineyard – Vice President Kamala Harris made a high-profile visit to the affluent enclave of Martha’s Vineyard for two fundraising events over the weekend.
The event comes as Biden’s 2024 campaign team plan to “repair” her image ahead of the upcoming election cycle.
And, of course, the negative vibes even followed Kamala Harris into a big event where she was heckled, even somewhere as blue-state as Martha’s Vineyard.
Kamala Harris On the Road
Harris commenced her Martha’s Vineyard visit with a grassroots fundraising event held at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School in Oak Bluffs. Entering the stage to the beat of Beyoncé’s 2022 track “BREAK MY SOUL,” Harris highlighted the achievements of Joe Biden’s administration and underscored the critical stakes of the upcoming 2024 presidential election.
Throughout her speech, Harris weaved in references to the administration’s accomplishments, notably the cap on insulin pricing, investments in high-speed internet, commitments to eliminate lead pipes in communities, and the allocation of funds for clean-energy initiatives.
“Elections matter,” she emphasized. “Real people are reaping the benefits of the work you’ve undertaken.”
Harris, who visited Massachusetts last month to address the NAACP’s annual convention and make an unannounced appearance at Roxbury Community College in Boston, was introduced at the event by her husband, Douglas Emhoff, and Democratic National Committee Chair Jaime Harrison. They underlined the significance of Oak Bluffs as the country’s oldest summer community for Black vacationers.
In an expansive gymnasium, more than 600 supporters gathered in wooden bleachers and purple chairs, enduring the warmth of the day by fanning themselves with “reserved” signs and aluminum water bottles.
Tickets for the grassroots gathering were available starting at $50, with varying tiers of donations providing different levels of seating preferences, with the “co-chair” status coming at a $10,000 donation, offering attendees the opportunity for a photograph with the Vice President.
Hecklers Removed From Kamala Harris Event
Concluding her remarks, Harris paraphrased the late Coretta Scott King, wife of Martin Luther King Jr. She affirmed that the fight for civil rights is an ongoing generational battle.
However, her speech was briefly interrupted by hecklers, who were swiftly escorted out by building security – even a bastion of the Democratic Party it seems Harris can’t avoid negative attention, surely a bad sign indeed.
Earlier in the day, Harris had attended a smaller event at the residence of supporter Maria Harleston, where she delivered a 20-minute speech to a select group of attendees. Prominent figures, including Maryland Governor Wes Moore, former Black Entertainment Television CEO Debra Lee, actor Don Cheadle, civil rights attorney Areva Martin, and comedian Chris Spencer, were among those present.
Harris visited the island last August for a fundraiser following an abortion rights roundtable in Boston and her sister Maya Lakshmi Harris owns a home in Katama where the now VP has held campaign events in previous years.
Martha’s Vineyard’s identity as a bastion of liberalism gained further prominence last year when Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis chose to relocate migrants to the island, an action that ignited a firestorm of controversy among Democrats and the progressive media.
Georgia Gilholy is a journalist based in the United Kingdom who has been published in Newsweek, The Times of Israel, and the Spectator. Gilholy writes about international politics, culture, and education.