Kamala Harris pins some blame for Atlanta spa shootings on Trump’s COVID-19 rhetoric

Vice President Kamala Harris and President Joe Biden traveled to Georgia last week following a tragic mass shooting event that unfolded across a series of massage parlors.

Both Biden and Harris attributed the horrific crime to anti-Asian racism, even suggesting that former President Donald Trump’s rhetoric could have played a part. However, as Breitbart writer Joel Pollak pointed out, law enforcement officials have indicated that the available evidence doesn’t suggest that it was a racially-motivated murder spree.

Trump blame game

“Racism is real in America and it has always been. Xenophobia is real in America and always has been. Sexism, too,” Harris reportedly said during her visit, which was a detour from a cross-country public relations trip in which Harris and Biden set out to talk about the recently-passed “American Rescue Plan.”

“For the last year, we’ve had people in positions of incredible power scapegoating Asian Americans, people with the biggest pulpits, spreading this kind of hate,” she added.

That was a jab obviously intended for Trump, who often refers to COVID-19 as the “China virus,” and has been highly critical of how the communist Chinese government has handled the pandemic.

“Ultimately, this is about who we are as a nation. This is about how we treat people with dignity and respect,” Harris said, according to Fox News.

Biden speaks

Biden spoke up at the Atlanta event as well, saying, “We’re learning what we’ve always known: Words have consequences. It’s the coronavirus, full stop… Hate and violence often hide in plain sight, it’s often met with silence.”

According to Pollack, Biden also called on Congress to pass the “COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act,” a piece of legislation that was tabled last year.

That bill would have added additional penalties to any crime motivated by “the actual or perceived relationship to the spread of COVID–19 of any person” due to the “race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or disability of any person.”

Other races involved

As the Breitbart correspondent observed, local authorities remain steadfast in their early reporting that the alleged shooter was not motivated by racial animus.

Although six of the eight murder victims were Asian American women, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that two white individuals were also killed and a Hispanic man was wounded as a result of the shooting spree.

“A motive is still not clear, but a crime against any community is a crime against us all,” Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) said.

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  1. When will the people of AMERICA wake up and see what the hell the dumocraps are doing to our Country? They are completely tearing apart everything that Pres. Trump did to make our beautiful the best again. We will help those who need it but not the muslims, or other factions of like manner. Biden is in no way capable to run this country nor is harris.

    1. All the people will not wake up they have been put to sleep with a long tern sleeping pill and lies and lies I did not think I would see this in my life time but a total brake down is on the way if something is not done soon

      1. Yes, that’s a good answer. Also so she can keep him propped up and not stumbling all the way!! You have got to keep him awake somehow!!!!!

    1. Can you imagine the n!&&er stench coming from Air Force one if Karmala rode on it? Biden mwah be delusional but he still has a sense of smell.

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  3. When will they wake up and clean up their own back yard? Why would this administration use our money to go to GA politicking and use the guise that they went to visit their poor people that were attacked? They sure didn’t seem like they cared about their pain by going down using their hate to spout off instead of having empathy for these people. They have done it at memorial services again Bush/Trump. They used it with Sandy Hook to push their gun agenda. They used the Minnesota event to push their anti-police and racial agenda. Will it ever end. Evil for evil and where is love? I thirst!!

  4. Mr. Biden has done nothing but damage to our country and our people to date. Our borders are now meaningless with criminals welcome to stroll into the country like they were legal. Of course we will give them all of the funds they want while turning our backs on the homeless legal citizens here. Bidens only friends are the. Drug dealers and illegals that he openly welcomes. What a real loser he is.

  5. Here this site is protecting the democrats again. This site won’t let you commit on anything about the democrats.

  6. I agree with the dumb and the dumber, but no way in Hell did Americans vote Biden in office! We were all cheated out of our REAL PRESIDENT!

  7. Come on President Trump. It is supposed to raid tomorrow. Why not just save the dumbocats the problem and admit now that this will be your fault…

  8. Long live STUPIDITY, how can she blame something which came from (their friend) the chinese onto somebody else, oh that is true, they are blaming Trump (their sworn enemy) which in their eyes makes it easier to understand, and NOT talking about the rhetotic that they themselves have put out……….
    THE PANDEMIC IS NO MORE THAN A POLITICAL CIRCUS………

  9. WE NEED TO GET RID OF BIDEN AND HARRIS NEITHER ONE IS FIT TO BE PRESIDENT, SHE CANT HANDLE FOREIGN COUNTRYS CAUSE THEY THINK WOMEN ARE STUPIED AND THEY DONT WANT TO DEAL WITH A WOMEN, THEY WILL DEAL WITH A MAN THO SO WE NEED TRUM!!P BACK

  10. this bunch of government idiots needs to be removed from the human race expelled from our country. you can’t fix stupid, you have to do away with it

  11. Democrat’s are so full of sh%#. There out to sink the country in every way they can .How did this get so out of hand. How could we let them get away with rigging the election? Were going to be sorry we didn’t stop them when there crooked acts took place. Were going to pay a terrible price for doing nothing. Letting those fools take charge is a huge mistake. All you republicans setting back watching it all take place are as guilty as there are for doing nothing.

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