She has been a District Attorney
And she was the Attorney General of California
She. is is telling people she wants to reform parts of the criminal justice system
She doesn’t need to be Joe Biden’s Vice President …
That would be waste of her experience and talent
Biden is gonna someone over in the Nustuce Department that can hit the ground running
Sen.Harris seems like the right person…
A mixed/black woman for these times…
Days before Kamala Harris launched her presidential campaign, a prominent law professor tore apart her record in a New York Times op-ed arguing that the California senator was not, as she defined herself, a “progressive prosecutor.”
The scathing critique by Lara Bazelon was followed by months of criticism of Harris’ career as a district attorney and state attorney general, thwarting her efforts to win over reform-minded liberals.
But with Harris emerging as a top contender for vice president, Bazelon isn’t particularly worried. She now views Harris’ law enforcement record as a “net neutral” for the senator.
“I don’t think there’s the interest or the oxygen to relitigate it,” Bazelon said in an interview. “She’s positioned herself in the last couple of years as someone who really is on the right side of these issues and that carries weight.”
The shift didn’t occur by accident: Harris spent the campaign and months since working to burnish her image on criminal justice issues and contending that her decades in the field, which were viewed as a liability, instead provides her with unmatched perspective into how to achieve systemic change. Since the uprising over the killing of George Floyd, she’s taken to cable news programs and the Senate floor to argue for police reform and reconciliation…..