Kamala Harris is facing a sexual misconduct scandal that will leave her in tears
Kamala Harris is the trendy pick to win the Democrat Party nomination.
The California Senator is drawing big crowds and raising big money.
But now she is facing a sexual misconduct scandal that will leave her in tears.
Kamala Harris made her name as the Attorney General of California.
However, there is a dark side to this line on her resume.
During her time as California’s top law enforcement official, Harris oversaw over one million dollars in settlements paid to employees claiming sexual harassment.
The Los Angeles Times reports:
The California Department of Justice paid more than $1.1 million to settle claims with employees who alleged they were sexually harassed or retaliated against by co-workers during the tenure of then-state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris from 2011 to 2017, according to documents obtained by The Times.
The cases, which were disclosed this week in response to a California Public Records Act request, come weeks after Harris launched her presidential bid, bringing new scrutiny to her record. The incidents included allegations that DOJ employees sexually harassed and retaliated against co-workers, including claims involving inappropriate touching and cases in which workers felt uncomfortable with the comments and actions of others.
Harris, a Democrat who was elected to the Senate in 2016, did not know about the cases settled by the DOJ until they were brought to her attention by The Times, said her spokesman, Chris Harris.
In the #MeToo era, any Democrat caught going soft on sexual harassment, or allegations of abuse against women, is finished.
Their party base – which believes America is an inherently racist and sexist nation – wants to use the #MeToo movement to exact political revenge on their enemies.
And if they don’t think Harris will fight for that cause, then she will not be the nominee.