Vice President Kamala Harris slammed former President Donald Trump’s verbal attacks on FBI agents and the Department of Justice as “unacceptable,” saying that such comments only prove that the ex-president is little more than a “so-called leader.”
Mediaite reports that Harris made her remarks to reporters aboard Air Force Two before the plane departed Oakland, where the VP spoke at the Chabot Space and Science Center:
VP Harris took questions aboard the vice-presidential plane before departing Oakland, some of which dealt with the FBI raid at Trump’s Mar-a-lago resort home, the campaign by Trump and many Republicans to baselessly smear the FBI, and the attack on an FBI headquarters in Cincinnati that was carried out by a supporter of Trump — 42-year-old Ricky Shiffer — who was angry about the raid on Mar-a-Lago.
A reporter asked Harris:
“I know that you’ve been very busy today, but as a former prosecutor, do you have any reaction to the unsealed search warrant that was served on President Donald Trump?”
The VP replied:
“Well, as a former prosecutor, I will tell you, I don’t speak about anybody else’s case. But I have full confidence that the Department of Justice will do what the facts and the law requires.”
She was then asked:
“How about some of the rhetoric that’s coming out from Trump’s allies? Do you have any reaction to the attempted attack on a FBI field office yesterday?”
That’s when the vice president put Trump on full blast:
“I will say, as a former prosecutor, but as a citizen of our nation, any attacks on law enforcement are completely unacceptable. And any so-called leader who engages in rhetoric that in any way suggests that that law enforcement should be exposed to that kind of danger is irresponsible and can result in dangerous activities.
“You know, our law enforcement professionals — and, in this case, we’re talking about our federal law enforcement agencies — they do very important work. And from the moment they walk out the door of their home until they go back in, their families pray for their safety and well-being.”
“And I think it’s just highly irresponsible of anyone who calls themselves a leader and certainly anyone who represents the United States of America to engage in rhetoric for the sake of some political objective that can result in harm to law enforcement officers and agents.”
It is indeed highly irresponsible, but then again, Donald Trump has never been accused of being the least bit responsible or measured. He only cares about himself; everyone else is expendable.
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