Democratic Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris Flip Flops on Criminal Justice

RNLA Vice President of Communications, Harmeet Dhillon, recently published an article in the Wall Street Journal where she exposes the hypocrisy of leading Democratic Presidential candidate, Senator Kamala Harris, when it comes to felons’s voting rights.

Senator Harris’s positions as a former prosecutor are out of step with her party’s increasingly radical ideas about criminal justice, thus she has resigned to flip-flopping in order to pander to the far left.

Harmeet Dhillon's take…

Should the surviving Boston Marathon bomber be allowed to vote from prison? It sounds like an easy question, but it wasn’t for California Sen. Kamala Harris at a CNN town hall April 22. “I have been long an advocate of making sure that the formerly incarcerated are not denied a right to vote,” she answered.

The next day she changed her mind, “Do I think that people who commit murder, people who are terrorists should be deprived of their rights? Yeah, I do. I’m a prosecutor.”

It won’t be the first awkward flip-flop for Ms. Harris, who served six years as California’s attorney general before her election to the Senate in 2016. Already her experience as the state’s top law-enforcement officer is proving to be stumbling block in the presidential nomination contest.

Now that Senator Harris is running for President, she continues to distance herself from her tougher professional background as a district attorney and attorney general.

Politicians change their minds all the time, either out of expedience or after learning more. What’s odd about Ms. Harris’s flip-flops is that so many of them relate to her core professional experience. She wasn’t a public defender or prison-reform advocate. She worked in criminal justice for more than two decades and was chief law-enforcement officer in America’s most populous state. Now she seems to be abandoning many of the principles that have guided her life’s work.

Ms. Harris’s positions as a prosecutor are out of step with her party’s increasingly radical ideas about social and racial justice. It’s predictable that she’d try to pander to progressives, who are paying more attention than anyone else at this stage of the contest. But the sheer volume of her about-faces makes her seem unusually disingenuous.

If Senator Harris won’t even stand by her own record, what does she stand for? Indecisiveness and position altering are not the characteristics of a president America deserves.