Democratic vice-presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris is already laying the foundation to claim Russia cost Democrats the election.
During an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Harris claimed that Russian election meddling could cause Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to lose the 2020 election.
Host Dana Bash said, “I want to ask about Russia. The Department of Homeland Security bulletin said that Russia is trying to amplify claims that mail-in voting will lead to widespread voter fraud and undermine the public’s trust in the upcoming election. Are you worried that Russian interference could cost you the election?”
Harris said, “I am clear that Russia interfered in the election of the president of the United States in 2016. I serve on the Senate Intelligence Committee. We have published detailed reports about exactly what we believe happened. And I do believe that there will be foreign interference in the 2020 election and that Russia will be at the front of the line.”
Bash said, “Could it cost you the White House?”
Harris said, “Theoretically, of course, yes.”
She added, “We have classic voter suppression, we have what happened in 2016, which is foreign interference, we have a president who is trying to convince the American people not to believe in the integrity of our election system and compromise their belief that their vote might actually count. These things are all at play, and I am very realistic, Joe is very realistic, that until we can win…that there will be many obstacles that people are intentionally placing in front of Americans’ ability to vote.”
Harris also continues to dodge on whether or not she and Joe Biden would support packing the Supreme Court, a move that Democrats have talked about should President Trump’s nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, be confirmed to the High Court.
During an interview on CBS, host John Dickerson asked Harris whether she and Biden support the idea of packing the Supreme Court and dodged big time.
“His answer on court-packing, adding more justices to the Court, just sounds like a straight-up dodge. Why won’t he talk about what he wants to do, what he thinks should happen?” Dickerson asked.
“I think he’s very clear, John, that he is focused – as we all should be – on the next 35 days. And he’s focused on, one, the process by which we’re even having the conversation about the United States Supreme Court,” she explained.
Harris went on to say that she and others recently paid tributes and respect to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
“And now we see the president and the senate majority leader are pushing through a nominee while Americans are voting. We’re not even talking about a debate has occurred in the past election year,” the vice presidential nominee said. “We’re talking about literally doing an election, almost a million people have voted and they’re trying to ram this nominee through, clearly for political purposes.”
Instead of explaining where the Biden-Harris campaign stood on packing the Supreme Court, Harris said she agreed with Biden’s approach of focusing on the “conversation” surrounding the topic.
CBS News’ John Dickerson calls out Democrat Sen. Kamala Harris for Joe Biden’s “straight up dodge” on packing the Supreme Court pic.twitter.com/ssTIaQx6Rq
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) September 30, 2020
Harris also dodged the question big time on Wednesday night during the vice presidential debate.