Kamala Harris Initially Called Smollett Attack ‘Attempted Modern Day Lynching,’ Now Says The ‘Facts Are Still Unfolding’
Presidential candidate and Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) is softening her tone on the alleged attack on Jussie Smollett after evidence is showing he may have been behind the whole incident.
After news broke in January, Harris called it “an attempted modern day lynching”:
.@JussieSmollett is one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know. I’m praying for his quick recovery.
This was an attempted modern day lynching. No one should have to fear for their life because of their sexuality or color of their skin. We must confront this hate.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 29, 2019
When asked about her tweet on the campaign trail with the new reports, Harris said “the facts are still unfolding.”
“Okay. So I will say this about that. I think the facts are still unfolding. I’m very concerned about it obviously,” she said.
Harris was also asked about the Smollett case on WMUR in New Hampshire earlier Monday, and gave a similar response.
After the weekend reports, Smollett’s lawyers said he will not be meeting with Chicago police on Monday, despite renewed requests from the department to re-interview him.
“There are no plans for Jussie Smollett to meet with Chicago police today,” they said . “Any news reports suggesting otherwise are inaccurate. Smollett’s attorneys will keep an active dialogue going with Chicago police on his behalf. We have no further comment today.”
UPDATE –– 07:12 pm ET
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel responded to Harris’ new statement, asking “why is she giggling about it”:
Now that she has the facts, why can’t she even remember her divisive language? Why is she giggling about it? pic.twitter.com/imY8lxm89m
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) February 18, 2019
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