Despite many leftist outlets attempting to spin Kamala Harris’s tale of busing practically “saving her life,” or some such nonsense, what she said on the debate stage, could be classified as a gross exaggeration, if not an outright lie. Either way, she owes Uncle Joe and the American people an apology. Neither he nor we will get one. That’s just not how Kamala rolls.
Here are the facts.
from PJ Media:
Fact Check: Kamala Harris Exaggerates Her History on Busing
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) enjoyed a standout moment in the second night of the 2020 Democratic presidential debate on Thursday when she attacked former Vice President Joe Biden on the issue of federal mandated busing to racially integrate schools. Harris repeated a powerful talking point about why the issue is personal for her, with the memorable tagline: “That little girl was me.”
The only problem? She has consistently exaggerated the story, at one point making the claim that if she hadn’t attended an integrated elementary school, she wouldn’t have become a U.S. senator. In that standout debate performance, she overstated the claim on busing.
Harris noted that Biden worked with segregationist senators to oppose federally mandated busing to achieve racial integration. “And there was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools and she was bused to school every day, and that little girl was me,” she said.
Again Harris repeated the claim: “I was part of the second class to integrate Berkeley California public schools almost two decades after Brown v. Board of Education.”
Harris has widely been considered the winner of her exchange with Biden, and of the debate in general. Her campaign seized on the moment, tweeting the photo of Harris as a little girl and selling “That Little Girl Was Me” t-shirts for $30 on her campaign website.