Only a week or so after brazenly lying about the way her family celebrated Kwanzaa when she was a little girl, Kamala Harris is being criticized for another episode of deception.
Back in October, the California senator gave an interview to Elle magazine in which she told a nauseating story about how she was committed to civil rights ever since she was old enough to talk. The story was eyeroll-worthy on its own merits, but it took on more sinister connotations when an editor from Maclean noticed that the story bore an extraordinary similarity to a tale Martin Luther King, Jr. told Playboy in 1965.
“Senator Kamala Harris started her life’s work young,” Elle’s wrote in their profile. “She laughs from her gut, the way you would with family, as she remembers being wheeled through an Oakland, California, civil rights march in a stroller with no straps with her parents and her uncle. At some point, she fell from the stroller (few safety regulations existed for children’s equipment back then), and the adults, caught up in the rapture of protest, just kept on marching. By the time they noticed little Kamala was gone and doubled back, she was understandably upset. ‘My mother tells the story about how I’m fussing’ Harris says, ‘and she’s like, ‘Baby, what do you want? What do you need?’ And I just looked at her and I said, ‘Fweedom.’”
This was well into “that happened” territory already, but when the story started recirculating on social media on Monday, Andray Domise of Maclean drew attention to a story MLK told 60 years ago.
“I never will forget a moment in Birmingham when a white policeman accosted a little Negro girl, seven or eight years old, who was walking in a demonstration with her mother,” MLK said in his Playboy interview. “’What do you want?’ the policeman asked her gruffly, and the little girl looked him straight in the eye and answered, ‘Fee-dom.’ She couldn’t even pronounce it, but she knew. It was beautiful! Many times when I have been in sorely trying situations, the memory of that little one has come into my mind, and has buoyed me.”
Well, you know, maybe Kamala was the girl in MLK’s story! Sure, the ages and locations don’t quite match, but the only other alternative is that she just blatantly ripped the story off King…and since literally no one in the left-wing media is talking about this embarrassing, disgraceful theft, we have to assume that isn’t the case. That would surely be newsworthy.