Kamala Harris Flip-Flops on Issue She Shredded Biden Over at Dem Debate
2020 Democrat soared in popularity after taking Biden down but is now flip-flopping
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is enjoying a huge surge in popularity after shredding Joe Biden during the Democratic debates on the issue of busing.
Critics are now slamming Harris, however, after she appears to be flip-flopping on the very issue she nailed Biden on.
During the debate, Harris recalled how she was benefitted from mandatory school busing in order to integrate public schools.
The California senator then went on to slam Biden for opposing the controversial policy.
🇺🇸 — DEM DEBATE — Kamela Harris says she doesn't think Biden is a racist, but she talks directly to Biden about his having worked with segregationists on the issue of school busing.— BELAAZ (@TheBelaaz) June 28, 2019
"That's where the federal government must step in," Harris told Biden during the heated debate.
According to The Blaze, later, after many pointed out that mandatory school busing had been widely seen as a failure and a thoroughly unpopular policy, she appeared to oppose it.
"I think of busing as being in the toolbox of what is available and what can be used for the goal of desegregating America's schools," she said on Wednesday after being asked by reporters if she supported federal school busing.
When asked to clarify her position, she merely repeated:
"I believe that any tool that is in the toolbox should be considered by a school district."
The Biden campaign hit back by pointing out Harris' hypocrisy in attacking their candidate for something she apparently now endorses herself.
"It's disappointing that Senator Harris chose to distort Vice President Biden's position on busing," tweeted Biden deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield.
"Particularly now that she is tying herself in knots trying not to answer the very question she posed to him!"
Former Obama advisor David Axelrod tweeted, "It sounds here like @KamalaHarris is now taking something more like the @JoeBidenposition on school busing."
"So what was that whole thing at the debate all about?" he asked.