Article by Bryan Howard
January 8, 2019
2020 Democrat Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris appeared on “The View” Tuesday. During her interview Kamala Harris was asked about the radical Socialists taking over her party like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and if she agreed with the 70% tax rate. Kamala Harris gave a surprising response calling Ocasio-Cortez ideas fantastic.
McCain asked, “I wanted to ask you: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the new darling of the party; she officially has more Twitter followers that Nancy Pelosi; she was on “60 Minutes” this weekend proudly calling herself a radical, and she’s promoting policies like saying that every single carbon emission in the country, every car, should be eliminated in the next eleven years; everything from a 70 to 80% tax rate. Do you agree that she could possibly, in this ideology of the socialist left, could splinter your party?”
Harris responded, “No, you know, I think that she is challenging the status quo; I think that’s fantastic. (applause and cheering) That, you know, I used to teach before, especially before in the last few years. And the thing that I always loved about teaching was when you teach, it requires you to defend the premise and it requires you to reexamine the premise and question, is it still relevant? Is it, is it, does it have impact? Does it have meaning? And I think that she is introducing bold ideas that should be discussed. And I think it’s good for the party and frankly I think it’s good for the country. Let’s look at the bold ideas, and I’m eager that we have those discussions and when we are able to defend the status quo then do it, and if there’s not merit to that then let’s explore new ideas.”