An anti-president Biden Super PAC accused Vice President Kamala Harris of engaging in “an insurrection against the United States of America” during the “violent” Black Lives Matter protests.
The group is trying to turn the tide on House Democrats investigating former President Donald Trump’s role in the Jan. 6, 2021 riots on Capitol Hill.
A notable development in what Democrats have slammed as a publicity stunt is that the group — the committee to defeat the president — is targeting Harris instead of Biden, 79, as polls show most Democrats don’t want to. that Biden is seeking re-election in 2024. .
“In light of the violent rioting and looting caused by Black Lives Matter (BLM) rioters, Vice President Kamala Harris was and is engaged in an insurgency against the United States of America based on her involvement and support to the BLM movement by praising, supporting and encouraging BLM protesters, supporting a BLM bail fund and participating in BLM protests/marches,” Ted Harvey, chair of the Committee to Defeat the President, said in a letter sent to the secretary of state of the 50 states.
Harvey claimed that Harris’ actions made her “constitutionally ineligible under the Fourteenth Amendment to run for federal office, and you should exclude her from the 2024 vice presidential ballot.”
The group filed the same complaint with the California Secretary of State against Los Angeles Rep. Maxine Waters.
“It’s time Kamala Harris and Maxine Waters were held accountable for the Black Lives Matter riots that have brought crime and chaos to America. Democrats who explicitly incite insurrection should not be allowed to run in federal elections,” Harvey said.
Democrats mocked legitimate right-wing group protests after police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis with US Capitol building ransacked by supporters of former President Trump who sought to overturn 2020 election results .
“They compare the actual rioting at the nation’s Capitol by President Trump’s supporters to promote the lie that the 2020 election was stolen and led to the death of a Capitol police officer with a political protest legitimate,” said the chairman of the New York State Democratic Party. Jay Jacobs.
“At best, it’s a distraction. At worst, you are part of a dangerous plot to overthrow the democratically elected government of the United States,” Jacobs added.
The group originally formed as StopHillary.Com when Hillary Clinton ran for president. It became the President’s Defense Committee when Trump was in office and ran for re-election. Activists are now trying to defeat Biden and Harris.
The anti-Biden group insisted its complaint about Harris was about the vice president’s actions and not based on whether Biden would seek re-election.
“No, it’s just that the evidence of Harris’ blatant and insurgent conduct is obvious and easily pointed out. Joe Biden has barely come out of the basement enough to say or do anything,” a rep for the group said.