Kamala Harris called a communist after tweeting video praising “equality of outcomes"

by Peter Heck · Nov 2nd, 2020 8:41 am

Last Updated Nov 2nd, 2020 at 5:44 pm

Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris raised eyebrows Sunday when she tweeted out a video she narrated arguing in favor of "equity" – government ensuring people reach the same outcome, rather than "equality" of opportunity.

"The problem with [equality] — not everybody's starting out from the same place ... It's about giving people the resources and support they need so that everyone can be on equal footing, and then compete on equal footing. Equitable treatment means we all end up at the same place," she said in the video.

Harris — who, according to the government watchdog website GovTrack, ranked as the most liberal, or furthest left, senator in Washington, D.C. — said in her video that the government may need to engage in unequal treatment of various citizens in order to create an equal outcome.

The video caught immediate criticism from conservative lawmakers and commentators.

The tweet also drew criticism for broaching such an ideologically polarizing issue on the eve of the election.


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