Accuracy in Media

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) burst out laughing when CBS’s Norah O’Donnell asked her if she has a “socialist or progressive perspective.”

Harris appeared on 60 Minutes and was discussing how she will work with Joe Biden and share her perspective on any issue they confront when O’Donnell asked the question.

“You’re very different in the policies you’ve supported in the past,” O’Donnell said. “You’re considered the most liberal United States Senator,” citing her 2019 ranking from GovTrack and pointing out her support for the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, and legalizing marijuana.

“Joe Biden doesn’t support those things, so are you going to bring the policies, those progressive policies that you supported as Senator, into a Biden administration?” O’Donnell asked.

“What I will do, which is what Joe wants me to do, is share my lived experience to any issue that we confront,” Harris said..

“Is that a socialist or progressive perspective?” O’Donnell asked.

Harris then burst out laughing, saying, “No… it is the perspective of a woman who grew up a black child in America, who was also a prosecutor, who also has a mother who arrived here at the age of 19 from India, who also likes hip hop–what do you want to know?”

What O’Donnell — and America — wanted to know is whether she has a socialist or progressive perspective, as her record indicates, and she dodged the question by laughing it off.


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