Kamala Harris: COVID Is An ‘Opportunity’ To ‘Transform’ America

Kamala Harris: COVID Is An ‘Opportunity’ To ‘Transform’ America

Vice President Kamala Harris said the coronavirus presents an “opportunity” to “transform” American life in a Wednesday address to the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Unity Summit.

“As we emerge from the pandemic, I believe that we are at the start of a new era,” Harris said. “I believe that we have a unique opportunity now to shape our nation’s future. To transform how we live, how we work, and how we vote.”

Harris said the quiet part out loud on behalf of Democrats. The left has seized the opportunity during the coronavirus to implement massive federal spending, shut down the economy, and cave to teachers’ unions looking to remain virtual, to the dismay of parents and students.

Last March, Democrats led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tried to push several non-pandemic-related leftist wish list items into the more than $2 trillion spending bill, which was 880 pages long. This included expanded tax credits for wind and solar power, required diversity in banks and on corporate boards, and a ban on states being able to resist mail-in voting. It even included a ban on colleges and universities requiring students to disclose whether they are a U.S. citizen.

Other leftists have echoed sentiments similar to Harris’s COVID remarks, with actress Jane Fonda calling coronavirus “God’s gift to the left.” More than 584,000 people have reportedly died of COVID-19 in the United States.

Gabe Kaminsky is a senior contributor to The Federalist. His writing has appeared in RealClearPolitics, The American Conservative, the American Mind, the New York Post, and other outlets. Follow him on Twitter @Gabe__Kaminsky and email tips to [email protected]
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