Tulsi Gabbard squares up: Kamala’s ‘busing’ comments a ‘ploy for attention’

The left-wing cannibalism continues following the contentious exchange between Joe Biden and Kamala Harris at the first democrat debate. After Harris’ comments about Biden opposing “busing” black students, she saw a dramatic spike in poll numbers while Joe dropped in support, being seen as having “lost” that fight.

“Do you agree today that you were wrong to oppose busing in America?” Harris asked Biden during the debate.

“I did not oppose busing in America. What I opposed was busing ordered by the Department of Education,” Biden shot back at the senator.

“There was a failure of states to integrate public schools in America,” Harris replied.

This was really the only noteworthy instance in the entire debate, but it seemed to significantly sway public opinion on both Biden and Harris, weakening Joe’s once-strong lead over the historically large pool of candidates, and giving Kamala a leg up in the polls.

Perhaps that is why fellow presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard is attempting to enter the fray, calling out Harris’ comments regarding Biden’s stance on “busing” a “political ploy” to “move herself up in the polls.”

In an interview with CBSN’s “Red and Blue” on Tuesday, Gabbard asserted that “levying this accusation that Joe Biden is racist when he’s clearly not as a way to try to smear him” is not the best position to take.

“This is just a political ploy and, I think, a very underhanded one just to try to get herself attention and move herself up in the polls,” she continued. “I think that we need to be above that. All of us.”

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While Gabbard was quick to mention that she does believe that we are still facing racial inequality in America (lest she face the wrath of the SJW Twitter mob,) she thinks the solution is not for Democrats to smear each other and try to score political points, but to come together and “work towards a brighter future.”

While Kamala did not outright accuse Biden of racism, she implied that his past work with segregationists was “hurtful” and made it clear that she was going to use that race card for as long as it still worked.

“I do not believe you are a racist …. but … it was actually hurtful to hear you talk about the reputations of two United States senators who built their reputation and career on the segregation of race in this country and it was not only that but you also worked with them to oppose bussing,” Kamala lamented. “There was a little girl in California who was a part of the second class to integrate her public schools and she was bussed to school every day. And that little girl was me.”

Joe Biden’s wife, Dr. Jill Biden, also came to his defense in a CNN interview on Monday, arguing that her husband “got into politics because of his commitment to civil rights, and then to be elected with [former President] Barack Obama and then someone is saying, you know ‘you’re a racist.'”

She believes that despite Harris’ rising poll numbers following the first debate, the American people “didn’t buy” the former prosecutor’s contrived anecdote about busing.


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