Townhall editor Katie Pavlich just zeroed in some issues that Sen. Kamala Harris would rather not address. Specifically, Pavlich called out the Democratic vice presidential nominee for “laughing her way” out of difficult questions.
“Sen. Harris tends to think that she can laugh her way through serious questions in the very limited number of interviews that she or the former vice president [Joe Biden] gives to the American people,” Fox News quoted Pavlich as telling “America’s Newsroom” on Monday.
“There is a very serious question in America about the way forward in terms of each of these campaigns presenting different paths of capitalism, free markets versus a socialist bent in the left wing of the Democratic Party,” Pavlich continued.
Harris uses identity, awkward laughter to sidestep question
The conservative journalist was referring to an interview that Harris gave to CBS News anchor Norah O’Donnell on “60 Minutes” this weekend.
At point, O’Donnell asked if the consistently left-wing positions that Harris has taken in the Senate come from “a socialist or progressive perspective.”
Harris burst out cackling before issuing a denial, saying, “No, it is the perspective of, of a woman who grew up a black child in America, who was also a prosecutor, who also has a mother who arrived here at the age of 19 from India. Who also, you know, l — likes hip hop.”
In fact, Harris was partly raised in Canada and graduated from high school in Montreal where the Toronto Star reports that she served in student government.
It’s a smokescreen
Yet as far as Pavlich is concerned, Harris’ laughter and invocation of identity is just a smokescreen intended to camouflage what she and her running mate have in store.
“When [Harris] says that she has a deal with the former Vice President Joe Biden if they were to win the White House, she’s talking about presenting policy positions,” the Townhall editor asserted.
“She’s not just talking about presenting her personal preferences based on her own personal history of growing up in America. This is about policy, not about necessarily what she claims in that interview.”
This isn’t the first time that Harris has resorted to awkward laughter as a means to dodge sticky questions. She used the same tactic when late-night television host Stephen Colbert asked about her previous allegation that Joe Biden could be a racist. Watch: