Kamala Harris Is A ‘Dream’ Rival For Trump

Kamala Harris might be the “dream” Democratic vice presidential pick — for President Trump.

In picking a liberal-on-paper senator whose attempts to thread the needle between her party’s center and left in her own presidential bid proved ineffectual, analysts say presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden may have just handed Trump one of the Republican’s greatest weapons yet.

Congressional watchdog groups have listed Harris as one of the most liberal senators in Washington over her three years on the job. Voteview.com, which analyzes members’ ideology based on their voting records, rates Harris as more liberal than 97% of her Democratic colleagues. In the statistic currently favored by Trump’s team, the nonpartisan GovTrack.usranked Harris as the most liberal senator of 2019 — ahead of even U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who’s perceived as one of the nation’s leading progressives — based on the bills she cosponsored.

“They have to be pushing back immediately and hard with a singular mind on the moderate Harris narrative,” GOP strategist Ford O’Connell said. “This idea that she’s a moderate is insane because she’s only a moderate if (House Speaker) Nancy Pelosi is only considered a bastion of conservative thinking.”

Read more from Lisa Kashinsky at the Boston Herald

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