Vice President Kamala Harris is having a terrible week of the new year to go along with an awful 2021. Harris has been exposed to the nation as an unprepared politician who is tightly scripted but when she veers off-script causes problems.
She had a disastrous interview with CBS where she could not answer softball questions when the reporter went off-script. But worse for Kamala, she has seen staff leave in droves over bullying accusations.
So to stop the bleeding Kamala brought in a new communications director. But she will get no honeymoon with her new staff after her new communications director’s past came back to haunt the VP.
Jamal Simmons, the VP’s new communications director, not only called Joe Biden dazed and confused a while back, but Simmons also donated to Rand Pauls’s 2016 presidential bid.
Simmons gave $250 in June 2015 to Paul’s unsuccessful primary run for president in 2015 according to FEC documents.
From The Daily Mail:
Simmons was forced to apologize on Friday for a slew of previous tweets and comments that attacked Joe Biden, the COVID vaccine and spewed right-leaning immigration deportation views.
…Simmons made a name for himself as a Democratic political analyst and operative with stints going back to the Bill Clinton administration. News of his hiring brought to light some of his more controversial tweets and statements.
“As a pundit I tweeted +spoke A LOT,” he tweeted Friday in a quick effort to address his past comments.
“At times, I’ve been sarcastic, unclear, or just plainly missed the mark. I apologize for offending [people] who care as much as I do about making America the best, multi-ethnic, diverse democracy,” he wrote.
He added: ‘I’ll help the Biden-Harris admin w/humility, sincerity+respect.’
One previous tweet touched on the red hot issue of immigration, which Harris has faced criticism for in her role as ‘border czar’.
‘Just saw 2 undocumented folks talking on MSNBC. One Law student the other a protester. Can someone explain why ICE is not picking them up?’ he tweeted back in 2010 amid one of many heated debates over U.S. immigration policy.
President Biden has charged Harris with focusing on the root causes of immigration, forcing her to already contend with political headaches over border crossings.
Chiming in on the issue was former White House aide Stephen Miller, an architect of the Trump Administration’s controversial immigration policies.
‘I agree with [Jamal Simmons]. If you break into our nation there must be deportation,’ he wrote.