Conservatives on Biden-Harris: ‘Staunchly Pro-Abortion and Anti-Religious Liberty,’ Moves Democrats to ‘Extreme Left’

By Bailey Duran | August 12, 2020 | 1:34pm EDT
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(CNS News) -- Following Joe Biden’s announcement that Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) will be his running mate in the 2020 presidential election, some conservatives responded by stating the ticket is “staunchly pro-abortion and anti-religious liberty,” and “has sealed [the] Democrat Party’s move to the extreme left.”

The Republican Jewish Coalition’s executive director, Matt Brooks, released a statement saying that a Biden-Harris administration would weaken our national security and our ties with Israel.

“Joe Biden has sealed the Democrat Party’s move to the extreme left with the choice of Kamala Harris as his running mate,” said Brooks.

Matt Brooks, executive director, Republican Jewish Coalition.  (Getty Images)
Matt Brooks, executive director, Republican Jewish Coalition. (Getty Images)

“Senator Harris wants to put the U.S. back into the disastrous Obama-Biden nuclear deal with Iran,” he added.  “She does not stand with Israel and the Jewish community. She voted against an anti-BDS bill in the Senate that also extended an existing loan guarantee program with Israel.”

“As Attorney General of California, she received numerous letters from Jewish organizations urging her to act against anti-Semitic activities on campuses in the California public university system, but she refused to answer those pleas,” said Brooks.

He continued, “A Biden-Harris White House would push the Left’s agenda on the American people, weakening our national security, choking off our economic opportunities, endangering our allies, and weakening our relationship with Israel.”

Conservative talk radio host, author, and former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino.  (Getty Images)
Conservative talk radio host, author, and former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino. (Getty Images)

Conservative talk-radio host Dan Bongino tweeted, “Kamala Harris, the Democrat nominee for President-in-waiting, has already promised to dramatically hike your taxes. If you want to pay higher taxes, then President-in-waiting Kamala Harris is definitely for you!”

Fox News commentator and TV host Tucker Carlson quipped, “There are time-share salesmen you would trust more than Kamala Harris. You could find payday lenders who are more sincere.”

“America is still technically a democracy, yet neither Biden nor Harris has ever been popular with actual voters,” said Carlson.  “This is Joe Biden’s third run for president. The first two attempts ended in embarrassing disasters. The third was headed at high speed in that direction and then a series of unforeseen flukes and highly crowded primary field left Biden the last man in the race. He was clearly shocked by his own victory. On election night, the night he clinched the nomination in March, Biden was so rattled he mistook his sister for his wife during the acceptance speech.”

Conservative commentator, author, and TV host tucker Carlson.  (Getty Images)
Conservative commentator, author, and TV host tucker Carlson. (Getty Images)

The Republican National Committee (RNC) reminded Americans how Harris scoffed at the idea of being Biden’s veep pick in 2019, but now says she would be “honored.”

“In line with this role, Biden has surrounded himself with far-left progressives, tapping Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), among others, to help shape his policy platform,” said the RNC in a statement.  Former Obama Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer: "Joe Biden's vice president will most likely be the most powerful vice president in history."

The RNC also said that Biden and Harris plan to raise taxes an average of $1,400, and noted that Harris had compared ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) to the KKK during a Capitol Hill hearing.

The Tea Party Patriots’ honorary chairman, Jenny Beth Martin, said, “With his pick today of Sen. Kamala Harris, former Vice President Joe Biden checks the box for identity politics in 2020 (Black, female, Asian-American-Pacific-Islander), but it really doesn’t matter – Biden has already been steamrolled by the extreme left-wing, and will simply be a rubber stamp for Bernie Sanders and the kooky socialists who have hijacked the Democratic Party. This pick gives us all the more reason to support Donald Trump, who has delivered on his promises and helped drive the U.S. economy to levels never seen before.”

Tea Party Partriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin.  (Screenshot)
Tea Party Partriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin. (Screenshot)

“Kamala Harris launched her campaign for president as a strong supporter of ‘Medicare for All,’ then decided on the trail to flip flop on the issue,” said Martin. “In the Senate, she opposed the repeal of ObamaCare, voted against the vast majority of President Trump’s nominees, including the eminently qualified Supreme Court nominees, and has put partisanship above all else. She has been a reliable vote for higher taxes, bigger government, and less freedom for individuals.”

“As California’s Attorney General, she opposed legislation that would have required her office to conduct investigations of police shootings, and she opposed mandatory use of body cameras by police,” added Martin. “The lines have been drawn in the sand, and the American people now have a clear choice before them.”

In National Review, correspondent Kevin D. Williamson reviewed some of Harris’s actions as attorney general for California and concluded she abused her power in a number of cases. “Until she was stopped by a federal court, Harris was laying subpoenas on organizations such as the Americans for Prosperity Foundation, a conservative-leaning group that is critical of Democratic global-warming proposals. She demanded private information that the organizations were not legally obliged to disclose,” said Williamson.

Heartland Institute President James Taylor.  (Heartland Institute)
Heartland Institute President James Taylor. (Heartland Institute)

“In choosing this prosecutor as his vice-presidential candidate, Joe Biden has made a serious error, one that highlights his already substantial deficiencies in judgment,” said Williamson.

Heartland Institute President James Taylor said in a statement, "Kamala Harris' climate plan would bludgeon America's environment and economy almost as much as she bludgeoned innocent people's rights as a prosecutor.  She admits that her climate plan will cost $10 trillion, which is a staggering $100,000 per American household. American families simply don't have $100,000 sitting around to pay for Harris' climate plan.”

"Also, Harris' plan to mandate 100-percent carbon neutral electricity by 2030 would require covering one-third of all American land with wind turbines,” said Taylor. “That would leave almost no land for wildlife or open spaces, and would be the worst thing we could do for our environment.”

"It is a shame, but not a surprise, that Joe Biden would pick a running mate who would so completely and unnecessarily eviscerate our environment and our economy,” Taylor finished.

Brian Burch, president of Catholic Vote, said a Biden-Harris administration would “threaten the values Catholics hold most dear” with their “staunchly pro-abortion and anti-religious liberty” agenda.

"By selecting a running mate who is staunchly pro-abortion and anti-religious liberty, Joe Biden has once again made it clear that his self-styled ‘Catholic identity’ is something which can be cast aside whenever it's politically expedient,” Burch said.

“Like Joe Biden himself, Kamala Harris favors radical abortion policies including late-term abortion paid for by taxpayers, as well as forcing Catholic religious orders like the Little Sisters of the Poor to provide abortion drugs in their healthcare plans,” said Burch. “In November 2018, Harris ruthlessly criticized Brian Buescher, a Catholic federal district court nominee from Nebraska, about his affiliation with the Knights of Columbus. It is clear that a Biden-Harris ticket threatens the values Catholics in this country hold most dear.”

Trump 2020 Senior Adviser Katrina Pierson said, “In her failed attempt at running for president, Kamala Harris gleefully embraced the left’s radical manifesto, calling for trillions of dollars in new taxes and backing Bernie Sanders’ government takeover of healthcare. She is proof that Joe Biden is an empty shell being filled with the extreme agenda of the radicals on the left.

“Joe Biden is no moderate, and with Harris as his ‘political living will,’ he is surrendering control of our nation to the radical mob with promises to raise taxes, cut police funding, kill energy jobs, open our borders, and appease socialist dictators,” Pierson said.

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