Kamala Goes Political in Highland Park, Managing to Make Little Sense in the Process

At least seven people have now died as a result of the mass shooting in Highland Park, Illinois, with at least 38 people who were injured during the attack.

Among the dead were Katherine Goldstein, 64, of Highland Park; Irina McCarthy, 35, of Highland Park; Kevin McCarthy, 37, of Highland Park; Jacquelyn Sundheim, 63, of Highland Park; Stephen Straus, 88, of Highland Park; and Nicolas Toledo-Zaragoza, 78, of Morelos, Mexico. Officials have not yet released the name of the seventh victim.


As we reported, the police say that the suspect, Richard Crimo III, dressed as a woman during the attack to hide his identifiable tattoos and escape the scene.

Police have not yet identified a motive for the shooting, but they believe it was premeditated, and that he had been planning it for weeks.

Kamala Harris made an unannounced visit to Highland Park, just one day after the shooting. But she immediately used the occasion to go political and rail against “assault weapons.” Does she even know what “assault weapons” are? Or is that like the definition of what is a woman — where it’s whatever they say it is, depending on the present narrative? Harris then served up another word salad about taking “this stuff seriously.”

“We’ve got to be smarter as a country in terms of who has access to what — and in particular assault weapons,” Harris said. “We have to take this stuff seriously, as seriously as you are, because you have been forced to take it seriously. The whole nation should understand and have a level of empathy to understand that this can happen anywhere, in any peace-loving community. And we should stand together and speak out about why it’s got to stop.”


That was her public comment? I think she wanted people to think they were taking this “seriously.” She said it enough times. But I can’t imagine that was particularly inspiring. Let’s hope she said things to the first responders she was supposed to meet with that were better than that — because that was seriously lacking. If this was supposed to show empathy and warmth, this wasn’t it. We’ll at least note that they showed up here, as opposed to Waukesha, Wisconsin, after the Christmas parade attack. But how does that sound like anything other than an empty platitude?

One thing I’ve noticed is that even the left is throwing her under the bus on Twitter now with remarks like this; it’s not just folks on the right talking about her word salads in reaction to this. A ton of people on the left responded and they have no patience with the incoherence of Biden and Harris, particularly when it involves such an occasion. They felt like she hadn’t even taken the time to get it right or appear to care; she just spouted nonsense.


Unfortunately, both she and Joe Biden have similar problems, and they don’t seem to be getting any better.


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