VP Harris Campaigns For Newsom In California And Warns Red States: ‘We Will Show Them’

During a campaign rally to support beleaguered Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom, Vice President Kamala Harris turned feisty, rebuking red states and vowing, “we will show them.”

Harris, who had 7-10% base support, campaigned for Newsom ahead of the September 14 recall election in California where the embattled governor is set to face off with a number of Republican and Independent opponents including American libertarian radio host Larry Elder.

“We want in our leaders someone like Gavin Newsom who always speaks the truth on behalf of all the people in a way that is about uplifting, that is about helping to understand the plight of working people, to understand the dignity of all people,” Harris said in her endorsement of Newsom.

In her speech, VP Harris also slammed Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, for recently signing into law a measure that would ban most abortions after six weeks.

“To arrogantly dismiss concerns about rape survivors, and to speak those words that were empty words, that were false words, that were fueled with not only arrogance but bravado — that is not who we want in our leader,” Harris said during the recall campaign rally, taking aim at Abbott.

“We want in our leaders someone like Gavin Newsom who always speaks the truth on behalf of all the people in a way that is about uplifting, that is about helping to understand the plight of working people, to understand the dignity of all people,” she added, without expanding on her statement.

Biden’s VP then blasted red states for pushing legislation that isn’t progressive. 

“What’s happening in Texas, what’s happening in Georgia, what’s happening around our country with these policies that are about attacking women’s rights, reproductive rights, voting rights, workers’ rights — they think if they can win in California, they can do this anywhere,” Harris told the crowd.

“Well, we will show them, you’re not going to get this done. Not here, never.”

The vice president also voiced support for labor unions and illegal immigrants in the United States.

“We fight for our country, we fight for the values we hold dear, we fight for working people, we fight for organized labor, we fight for Dreamers, we fight for women, we fight for voting rights and we stand as Democrats saying we are proud to do all of that and more,” Harris added.

Despite other pressing issues that the country is facing like the situation at the US-Mexico border and in Afghanistan, where more than 100 Americans are allegedly still stuck, Harris went from Washington to her home state of California to campaign for Newsom, who is up for a recall vote next week.

On Monday, the day before the election, President Joe Biden is also slated to campaign for the embattled California governor.

“They wouldn’t be trying to recall him but for the fact that he has always stood for reproductive rights,” Harris said.

To Abbott, Harris said: “To speak those words that were empty words, that were false words, that were fueled not only of arrogance but that were vile, that is not who we want in our leaders.” 

The Republican Texas governor earlier said, “Texas will work tirelessly to make sure that we eliminate all rapists from the streets of Texas by aggressively going out and arresting them and prosecuting them and getting them off the streets.” 

Newsom is facing a recall from voters who are angry over his over-the-top policies during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

The California Governor also came under fire earlier for violating his own coronavirus restrictions when he was caught attending a friend’s birthday at one of California’s most exclusive restaurants.

Steeve Strange

Steeve is the CEO & Co-Founder of The Scoop.

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