Pundit: If Biden picks Kamala, expect media to 'airbrush' her

Thursday, August 6, 2020
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Kamala Harris (U.S. senator, D-Calif)A conservative columnist says a U.S. senator's Marxist background makes her the perfect choice for the Democratic vice-presidential nomination.

Joe Biden – his party's presumptive presidential nominee – has already made it clear that he is going to pick a woman as his running mate. The former vice president is expected to announce his choice before the start of the Democratic National Convention on August 17. Many political observers believe Biden will choose a person of color – and a recent USA Today/Suffolk University poll showed that California Senator Kamala Harris (pictured) generates the most excitement among Democratic voters.

Robert Knight is a conservative activist and a columnist for the Washington Times and OneNewsNow. He says Senator Harris is the front runner for a good reason.

Knight

"She comes from a Marxist background in northern California. Her family, people she grew up with, and her ties to Willie Brown who was very radical and [who] helped launch her career – she was assisted by people with communist ties," he lists.

Knight shares why he sees this particular VP pick as more critical than in previous elections.

"Can you imagine America with someone with that many communist connections being a heartbeat away from the Oval Office?" he asks. "Well, actually we had something very similar when Barack Obama was president. He had many communist connections [but] the media hid them; they covered them up. But his heart was in the redistributionist/collectivist school of philosophy, which we can call Marxism."

In a Fox News interview earlier this week, Jill Biden – the former VP's wife – insisted her husband is a "moderate" Democrat. While some will debate her assessment, Knight says it is laughable that Kamala Harris also is being called a moderate.

"The press will definitely airbrush Kamala Harris's radical connections and background and position," he predicts. "That's what they always do: They try to make the Democrats look reasonable."

Many other names beside Harris's have been floated as the Democratic VP nominee, including Rep. Karen Bass (D-California), Keisha Lance Bottoms (Democratic mayor of Atlanta), Rep. Val Demings (D-Florida), and Susan Rice (Barack Obama's former national security adviser). According to the USA Today poll, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) received the highest negative rating of 11 candidates listed in the poll.

Jill Biden told Fox News on Tuesday her husband was nearing a final decision on a running mate. "We're close. He's close," she said.

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