Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris is using John Lewis’s death to push for the removal of voter ID laws ahead of the 2020 election.
According to the New York Post, Harris — fresh off being picked by Joe Biden to be his running mate — is calling on Congress to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act just months before November’s crucial election.
The act would effectively target voter ID laws and alleged “voter suppression.”
Harris made the congressional call to action in an op-ed published Wednesday by the Washington Post.
“We know what we have to do to fulfill the promise embodied in the 19th Amendment: We need to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, support automatic and same-day voter registration, and help fund secure state voting systems. And that is what Joe Biden and I will do when we’re in the White House,” Harris wrote.
She then started attacking Republicans who stand for voter ID laws, claiming that they are all attempts to rig the system against Democrats.
“They are deploying suppressive voter ID laws, racial gerrymandering, voter roll purges, precinct closures and reduced early-voting days — all of which have been laser-targeted toward communities of color,” she added.
Harris then warned that Congress should pass the bill before the 2020 election, claiming that change “cannot wait until then.”
Harris is trying to deflect.
Beyond her attempt to alter voting measures months before the election, Harris is still refusing to answer calls to address the sexual assault allegations against Biden.
Tara Reade alleged earlier this year that Biden sexually assaulted her back in 1993 when she worked as a staffer to Biden, who was serving in the U.S. Senate at the time.
Last week, Reade publicly called on the media to challenge Harris on the numerous misconduct allegations made against Biden.
Harris previously said she believed Reade.
Harris stated last year that she believed the women who said they felt uncomfortable after being touched by Biden.
“I believe them and I respect them being able to tell their story and having the courage to do it,” Harris said at the time.
The allegations against Biden are not going away.
Several months ago, a damning video clip resurfaced of Reade’s mother calling in to “Larry King Live” on CNN in 1993.
Reade’s mother can be heard asking King for advice on what to do as her daughter had a “problem” senator, at that time Biden’s position.
Reade alleges that Biden was kissing her and asking her if she “wanted to go somewhere else,” and that after the alleged assault was complete, he said, “C’mon man, I heard you liked me.”
Reade has also said she is willing to testify under oath about her allegations.
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