- - Saturday, November 14, 2020

This past week I made a mistake. I was careless and retweeted something before I fact-checked it. I shouldn’t have. I was lax, I was lazy and what I posted turned out to be fake news.  

Here’s my post.

“And once he’s gone and we have regained our rightful place in the White House, look out if you supported him and endorsed his actions because we’ll be coming for you next. You will feel the vengeance of a nation. No stone will be left unturned as we seek you out in every corner … For it is you who have betrayed us.” Sen. Kamala Harris, April 30, 2020

This quote is apparently not accurate. It seems to have originated in a satirical piece written in 2019.

But here’s the thing, this “statement” from Ms. Harris is so close to the numerous verified comments from other key players in the Democratic Party and their corresponding “useful idiots” in the media (but I repeat myself) that, at first blush, it didn’t even strike me as odd or out of order. 



Comments such as the following: 

“Any Republican now promoting rejection of an election or calling not to follow the will of voters or making baseless allegations of fraud should never serve in office, join a corporate board, find a faculty position, or be accepted into ‘polite’ society. We have a list.” — Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post

“Is anyone archiving these Trump sycophants for when they try to downplay or deny their complicity in the future? I foresee decent probability of many deleted tweets, writings, photos …” — Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, U.S. Congress 

“Yes, we are … Every Administration staffer, campaign staffer, bundler, lawyer, who represented them — everyone.” — Michael Simon, The Trump Accountability Project 

“When this nightmare is over, we need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It would … name every official, politician, executive and media mogul whose greed and cowardice enabled this catastrophe.” — Robert Reich, former Labor Department Secretary to President Clinton and adviser to President Obama

“The most humane and reasonable way to deal with all these people, if we survive this, is some kind of truth and reconciliation commission.” — Chris Hayes, MSNBC host

“So, let us brace ourselves … the terrorist Trump must be defeated, must be destroyed, must be devoured … and then he, and his enablers, and his supporters, and his collaborators … must be prosecuted and convicted and removed from our society … [T]he fight is not just to win an election, but to win it by enough to chase — at least for a moment — Trump and the maggots off the stage and then try to clean up what they left, Remember… the fight does not end November 3, but in many ways, will only begin that day.” — Keith Olbermann, former ESPN and MSNBC commentator 

“We should keep and publish a list of everyone who assists Trump’s frivolous and dangerous attacks on the election. Name and shame forever.” — Evan McMullin, former CIA operative and 2016 independent candidate for the presidency of the United States   

“Me-first capitalists … are going to be the first people lined up against the wall and shot in the revolution. I’ll happily provide video commentary.” — Dick Costolo, former CEO of Twitter

“I think killing the little Romanov children was justified [for the sake of the revolution].” — Bhaskar Sunkara, founder of Jacobin magazine, the top publication among democratic socialists

Or this from Joe Biden himself who, in a 2018 speech to the Human Rights Campaign, described conservative Christians and Jews who live by the 4,000-year-old moral teachings of the Bible as “virulent people, some of them the dregs of society …” 

The “quote” I posted concerning Kamala Harris may not have been accurate. But all these other comments are. And here’s something else that is entirely true, Sen. Harris’ silence.  

Kamala Harris has said nothing to condemn any of these comments. She has said nothing about Jennifer Rubin’s, Keith Olbermann’s, Chris Hayes’ and Robert Reich’s thirst for pay-back. She has said nothing about the implied Bolshevik violence of Bhaskar Sunkara and Dick Costolo. She has said nothing about the spooky Orwellian lunacy of Evan McMullin. She has said nothing to condemn the derogation of Judeo-Christian people by her own “boss.” Nothing. Crickets. Total silence.

Now, if you’re saying to yourself, “Why should I care? She’s only the running mate. The VP doesn’t matter,” consider this: Should President Trump’s legal challenges of election malfeasance in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona and Utah fail, and should Joe Biden actually be inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2021, it won’t take Mr. Biden’s own party five minutes to declare him unfit to serve by virtue of dementia and, thereby, declare Kamala Harris the next president of the United States. 

And when this happens, just remember she “has a list.” 

And, that, my friends, isn’t fake news. That’s a fact. 

• Everett Piper (dreverettpiper.com, @dreverettpiper), a columnist for The Washington Times, is a former university president and radio host. He is the author of “Not a Daycare: The Devastating Consequences of Abandoning Truth” (Regnery).

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