Harris would send yearly letters to all parents in the San Francisco school district, warning that having regular unexcused absences was against the law. We can do both, and we should do both. Are you comfortable with Joe Biden’s position? Let’s call the President’s tax cut what it is: a middle-class tax hike to line the pockets of already wealthy corporations and the 1%.”. At the debate, Harris challenged Biden to say he was wrong to oppose busing. Harris previously agreed with them, but has deferred to Biden’s position on the issue since becoming his running mate. For our fact check, a Harris adviser told us that Harris did not take a position on McCarty’s bill, because “she was concerned about taking away authority from locally elected DAs (of which she is a former one) who are held accountable by their constituents.” That answer was consistent with Harris’s contemporaneous comments. At least Kamala Harris didn’t try to pretend that this was her position all along, as Joe Biden has for the last few weeks, but that doesn’t make this flip-flop much less crass. It wasn’t just at acting where Harris excelled. In 2014, a White police officer in Ferguson, Mo., Darren Wilson, fatally shot Michael Brown, who was Black, unarmed and 18 years old. Send us facts to check by filling out this form, Sign up for The Fact Checker weekly newsletter, The Fact Checker is a verified signatory to the International Fact-Checking Network code of principles. At issue here was a bill to require an independent investigation after any use of fatal force by police in California, which would have relieved local district attorneys of handling such cases. Yet the toxic impacts of fracking on the community are immense. Ed MorrisseyPosted at 12:31 pm on September 7, 2020. HARRIS: Yes, because Joe is saying, listen, one, those are good- paying jobs in places like Pennsylvania, and, two, that we need to also invest and put a significant investment in the good-paying union jobs that we can create around clean energy, around renewable energy. That, to me, is the most racist concept you can come up with,” Biden said in a 1975 interview with a Newark, Del., publication known as the People Paper that was entered into the congressional record. The Tax Policy Center found that 80.4 percent of all taxpayers would see a reduction on their bill, compared with about 5 percent experiencing a tax increase. And that’s what ended up happening. Supporters of a fracking ban say the environmental costs of the practice outweigh any economic benefits. Harris also got Pinocchios for misleading claims about Republican tax cuts and other issues. HARRIS: Yeah — BLUEDORN: From contaminated groundwater to poisonous emissions — will you commit to implementing a federal ban on fracking your first day in office, adding the United States to the list of countries who have banned this devastating practice? Unfortunately for the American economy, that is no “false choice.”, “the progressive wing of the party is leaning on the Democratic Senate leadership…”, “I feel like the Democratic Party is continually trying to come up with ways to divide us.”, Revenge is best served cold… as leftovers. ), who was also seeking the Democratic presidential nomination at the time, both tweeted on the fifth anniversary of Brown’s death and called it murder. Harris and Me was #73 on the ALA Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books 2000-2009. We must fight for stronger accountability and racial equity in our justice system.”. All Rights Reserved. “Change in refunds does not equate to change in tax liability, since withholding amounts were adjusted” by the Republican tax cuts in late 2017, said Joseph Rosenberg, senior research associate at the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center.