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Condi Rice Slaps Back at Kamala Harris’ Claims That Kavanaugh Won’t Treat All Americans Equally

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice countered Senator Kamala Harris’ (D-CA) assertions that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh would be unable or unwilling to uphold the law equally for all Americans.

Harris’ reprehensible assertions seem to center around the argument that any judge nominated by a President would, therefore, be beholden to that President.

“I am concerned your loyalty would be to the president who appointed you and not to the Constitution of the United States,” Harris alleged. “I believe the American people have a right to have these concerns.”

An unwarranted concern. If you feel Kavanaugh is unable to distinguish between impartiality to the law and some sort of perceived loyalty to the President, then no judge could ever pass that test. They’re all nominated.

Were Democrats equally concerned about partisanship when Barack Obama nominated Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan? Was loyalty to a President a concern when Bill Clinton nominated Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg?

Of course not. Their hatred for Donald Trump though has seeped into the nomination process of impartial judges.

Rice, who spoke on Kavanaugh’s behalf, laid waste to Harris’ ‘concerns,’ pointing out that adherence to the Constitution is what motivates this nominee, and remaining loyal to the country’s founding document isn’t a political stance.

“He will be an outstanding Supreme Court justice,” Rice declared. “His intellect is unquestioned. His judgment is highly regarded, and I can personally attest to his character and integrity as a colleague.”

“Brett Kavanaugh will thoroughly and faithfully uphold the trust that is our heritage, the Constitution of the United States of America,” she added.

During her opening statements, Harris also suggested that the Supreme Court has a duty to seek justice on the behalf of illegal immigrants, as well as questioning whether or not Kavanaugh has the capacity to avoid racism and bigotry in his decisionmaking.

“Justice wears a blindfold because we have said in the United States of America, under our judicial system, justice should be blind to a person’s status,” she said.

“Justice should be blind to how much money someone has, to what you look like or who you love, to who your parents are and the language they speak.”

Harris added that she is “concerned whether (Kavanaugh) would treat every American equally.”

Rice slapped that ridiculous assertion away as well, reliving her childhood growing up in Birmingham, Alabama.

“As a little girl born in segregated Birmingham, Alabama, who grew up to be secretary of state, I know personally our country’s long journey to guarantee equal rights,” Rice countered. “I know the power of the Constitution, and I know the gift of our democracy.”

“The Supreme Court is a crucial guardian both of our Constitution and of our democracy,” she continued. “That is why I am so honored to introduce Brett Kavanaugh for these hearings.”

Isn’t that the crux of the problem here? It’s not a concern of whether or not Kavanaugh would hold racist or bigoted views or whether he would uphold the Constitution – he will. It’s that Democrats like Harris actually believe the Constitution itself holds racist and bigoted views.

In previous interviews, Rice voiced her support for the Constitution and the Second Amendment, saying it actually helped combat racism for her family, sharing a story in which her father and their neighbors used guns as a means to protect their community from Klan racists.

The Constitution and its amendments combat injustice. A judge adhering to the Constitution would combat injustice. Kavanaugh, through the Constitution, will combat injustice.

Harris has already voiced her opposition to Kavanaugh’s nomination, making her comments nothing more than political grandstanding. Still, it’s nice to see Rice push back on these clear falsehoods.

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance writer focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been following and analyzing the political climate for several years, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, FoxNews.com and more.

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  • I am concerned Kamala Harris's loyalty would be to the ACLU which who 'appointed her' and not to the Constitutions of California or the United States. Wish I could print her 'waffle' reply to my plea for help in a property rights case. She is a 'plant' of unknown heritage.

  • Just remember, when the time comes, because it WILL come. Kamala Harris will try for the presidency at some point in the future. She has already been talking about the possibility. Like Obama, she is NOT constitutionally eligible to be president! There are three points to being a "natural born citizen", birth on U.S. soil, citizenship of the father and citizenship of the mother. ALL three must be of the U.S.; birth on U.S. soil, citizen father and citizen mother = natural born citizen. Obama could have been born in the White House instead of Hawaii, and still would not be a natural born citizen, because his Kenyan, British subject father was not a citizen, nor was he even a legal resident of the U.S.! Sen. Harris was born in Oakland, CA in 1964. Her mother emigrated to the U.S. from India in 1960 and her Jamaican father emigrated in 1961. Neither of them had lived in the U.S. long enough to have become citizens. Naturalized citizens can have a baby here who qualifies as a natural born citizen, but they MUST already be citizens when their child is born here for the child to be a NBC and eligible for the presidency or vice presidency. Obama got away with it (so far) but that does not make it now legal for others to also ignore the natural born citizen clause in the Constitution!

  • Might I add that Rice's statement that her father and family used guns to protect themselves from the KKK which was formed by the democrats to suppress the black vote. Now the black community largely supports the democrats, go figure. Now their vote goes to suppress themselves, keeping them on the plantation and under control.

  • Kamala Harris is also not a constitutionally required "natural born citizen", so she is not constitutionally eligible for the presidency or vice presidency.

  • If anybody thinks Harris would have any shot in hell as a Presidential candidate they're out of their minds .

    Harris is the definition of a racist .

  • Sen. Harris is not a "natural born citizen" so she is not eligible for the presidency or vp! Her parents were not citizens, at the time that Kamala was born in Oakland, CA. Both parents must be citizens and their child born in the U.S. for the child to be a natural born citizen. Obama was never eligible because his father was not a citizen, but his usurpation of the presidency does not set precedent for another to occupy the office. Even some on the conservative side have tried to run without being natural born citizens, like Cruz, Rubio, Jindal and Nikki Haley is also not a natural born citizen. Birth on U.S. soil + citizen father + citizen mother = natural born citizen. ALL candidates, no matter which party, should be fully vetted for constitutional eligibility!

  • And she is eyeballing the White House in 2020. Another marxist whose IQ is the same as her shoe size. And, she certainly has been a "useful idiot" for the left.

  • Agree! Secretary Rice is highly intelligently, Kamala Harris questions are indicative of her low IQ , lack of integrity and decency.

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