NEW ROLE For Kamala Harris – Has She Finally Found Her Voice?
(NewsBroadcast.com) – Since the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) overturned its prior ruling on the 1973 case of Roe v. Wade, the issue of abortion has moved to the front and center of the American political landscape. There have been protests, calls to pack the court, and talk of Congress passing laws that would codify the issue. In response to all this, the White House has appointed Vice President Kamala Harris to be the public face of the administration’s response.
One of their first steps was to set up a website, reproductiverights.gov, through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a place for women to go for answers to some FAQs. On her Twitter feed, the VP promised, “we will continue the fight” on this issue, but some Liberals feel her comments were nothing more than empty platitudes.
We will continue to fight to uphold your rights. Get accurate and up-to-date information on your right to access reproductive health care and an abortion at https://t.co/WGlO9vDils.
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) June 25, 2022
A senior writer for the Daily Kos mocked the message that came from the well-appointed Air Force 2 and claimed that Harris and the others didn’t “get where the rest of us are right now.”
Um. 36,000 feet above everything, watching on a big ass TV in a private plane, and the message is "we're in this together"? I'm not sure you guys get where the rest of us are at right now. https://t.co/nJBkd7G3lW
— Joan McCarter 🌻 (@joanmccarter) June 25, 2022
VP Harris, an attorney and former prosecutor, has been spending her time before and after the ruling visiting state attorneys general, encouraging plans to protect abortion rights in their states. She’s also been doing more news interviews like this one with CNN, where she talks about the impact of the decision and what the administration can and can’t do about it.
One suggestion that’s been seen from multiple sources is the option for Congress to codify abortion rights, even though it would likely need to carve out the filibuster in the Senate for that to happen. In a follow-up to the CNN interview, host Dana Bash claimed Harris told her there were not enough votes in the Senate to trash the filibuster and hammer through legislation.
What’s your opinion? How much impact will the Supreme Court decision have on the 2022 midterm elections and what will Harris’ input mean? Will it likely help the Republicans or the Democrats more?
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