Monday on the campaign trail in New Hampshire, Kamala Harris was asked about Jussie Smollett.
More specifically, the Democratic presidential candidate was asked if she still stood by a tweet she sent soon after the media reported that Smollett was the victim of a hate crime perpetrated by two Trump supporters.
.@JussieSmollett is one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know. I’m praying for his quick recovery.
This was an attempted modern day lynching. No one should have to fear for their life because of their sexuality or color of their skin. We must confront this hate.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 29, 2019
Harris referred to the case as “an modern day lynching.” It now appears that the entire attack on Smollett was staged by Smollett for….whatever reason.
Kamala Harris looks deeply uncomfortable and/or deeply confused about having to explain her Jussie Smollett “modern-day lynching” tweet. pic.twitter.com/Z2EMvm2HZB
— Vince Coglianese (@VinceCoglianese) February 18, 2019
Harris struggled to come up with a coherent answer and then said that “the facts are still unfolding” in the case.
I guess being a Democrat means you never have to say you’re wrong.