Yesterday I was proud to join with @RepJayapal (left) and @aijenpoo to discuss the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, which we will introduce to guarantee domestic workers the dignity, benefits, and legal protections they deserve. From U.S. Senate Office of Kamala Harris. Via Wikimedia Commons.

Today one’s silence speaks volumes.

Vice President Kamala Harris stayed silent when a college student accused Israel of committing “ethnic genocide” during the VP’s visit to George Mason University. The student accused Israel of committing genocide against Palestinians while suggesting the U.S. shouldn’t be funding Israel’s Iron Dome defense. Instead of politely correcting the student, Kamala supported the anti-Israel remark saying “your truth cannot be suppressed.”

The Daily Wire reports:

“You brought up how the power of the people and demonstrations and organizing is very valuable in America,” the student began. “But I see that over the summer there have been protests and demonstrations in astronomical numbers standing with Palestine. But then just a few days ago, there were funds allocated to continue backing Israel, which hurts my heart because it’s ethnic genocide and displacement of people, the same that happened in America, and I’m sure you’re aware of this.”

“Americans are struggling because of lack of public health care, affordable housing, and all this money goes to funding Israel and backing Saudi Arabia and whatnot and I think that the people have spoken very often in what they do need, and I feel like there is a lack of listening,” she continued. “And I just feel like I need to bring this up with you because it affects my life and people I really care about.”

Vice President Harris responded she was “glad’ the student spoke up.

“A democracy is its strongest when everyone participates. It is its weakest when anyone is left out,” Harris continued. “That’s not only about being physically present but that your voice is present.”

“Our goal should be unity, but not uniformity,” the vice president said. “Unity should never be at the expense of telling any one person, ‘For the sake of unity, oh you be quiet about that thing. You suppress that thing. Let’s not deal with that thing.’ That’s not unity. True unity is everyone in that room has a voice. And then we see where that ends up in terms of a healthy debate on the issues.”

Tensions between the U.S. and Israel during the Biden administration have become strained because of President Biden’s attempt to re-establish an Obama-era nuclear agreement with Iran.


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Timothy Colbath
Timothy Colbath
2 months ago

“Your truth can not be suppressed” – what the hel* does that mean? Your lie can not be suppressed?

Drew Whitaker
Drew Whitaker
2 months ago

She’s a round heeled Dumbass. She doesn’t know WTH she’s saying 80/90% the time.
WHAT an AWFUL MISTAKE of a VP!!!

David Baker
David Baker
2 months ago

We can get off this Israel kick, and apply that phrase to America’s Abortion Industry. The founder of Planned Parenthood emphasized “Ethnic Genocide” by encouraging black women to terminate their pregnancies. I don’t care what Israel is doing, as long as we don’t fund what they’re doing.

Arthur J Hess
Arthur J Hess
2 months ago
Reply to  David Baker

A black baby in the womb is called janitor in a drum

David Baker
David Baker
2 months ago
Reply to  Arthur J Hess

That’s funny! Actually, blacks are by and large industrious and capable of performing in many disciplines. My good friend, who had to teach Mr. Luddite here about computers and operating systems, was a black ex-gang banger from South Central Los Angeles.

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
2 months ago
Reply to  David Baker

They make good musicians. They have natural chuck and jive

David Baker
David Baker
2 months ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

Yes they do.

Frosty Silverstein
Frosty Silverstein
2 months ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

Lots of African-American educaters detest hearing about natural talents in music & athletics. As one said, singing at White House at age 15, flipping burgers at McD’s at age 30

Barry Oldman
Barry Oldman
2 months ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

Lol. WHAT THE HELL IS NATURAL “CHUCK”?!
Grass fed cattle made into ground beef?!

Ted the Terminator
Ted the Terminator
2 months ago
Reply to  Arthur J Hess

YOU in a casket is called a Reason to Party

Bob
Bob
2 months ago

They can rape rob and murder with the best of them

Will Henderson
Will Henderson
2 months ago
Reply to  Bob

SAD BUT TRUE. Low form of animal. Sorry, just going on WHAT I’ve seen for 68 years.

David Baker
David Baker
2 months ago
Reply to  Will Henderson

The behavior of blacks is influenced by media, legal and technological factors (You can witness the latter factor on You Tube, as several of them record police activities with their cellphone cameras.) Hoisting one’s racial background up as some justification to legislate protections for their ilk smacks of entitlement. If we had true conservatives in congress and state governments, there would be no Hate Crime Laws, Affirmative Action, Government Funded Abortions, Speech Codes and BLM riots. I guess that would explain why we don’t have true conservatives in congress.