Kamala Harris: ‘Weaponizing the census’ by asking about citizenship would ‘depress a full and accurate count’

It was way back in March when Twitchy first reported on the Commerce Department’s announcement that the Trump administration would be adding a question on citizenship to the 2020 census.

Progressive heads began exploding immediately, from the chair of the DNC to California’s attorney general to Eric Holder to the Atlantic’s Vann R. Newkirk II, who accused the Trump administration of “weaponizing” the U.S. census to pander to white nationalists and anti-immigrants.

We don’t know if Sen. Kamala Harris owes Newkirk royalties or at least a shout-out for stealing his line, but on Friday, she again was up in arms over the weaponization of the U.S. census by adding a question about citizenship.

Plenty have brought it up before, but the more she tweets, the more Harris really makes us wonder: does she prioritize the rights of legal U.S. citizens over illegal immigrants at all? Ever?

Even The Hill ran a piece back in March asking opponents to “stop ginning up hysteria” and noting, “Lost in this partisan uproar is that a citizenship question has appeared in some form or another on censuses throughout our history. Indeed, it was only removed entirely in 2010 by President Obama, and its roots stretch deep into the founding era.”

So Harris and California demand that the citizenship question stripped from the census; plus, they’ve legally made themselves a sanctuary state and have proudly announced that more than 1 million illegal immigrants have been granted driver’s licenses since 2015. Who’s weaponizing what now?

Hey, come on now … not even Sen. Harris sunk so low as to compare ICE to the Klan. Oh, wait, nevermind … she actually did.

For what it’s worth, there was some movement in the courts this week as reported by BuzzFeed’s Chris Geidner:

Who knows? One thing we do know: we sure are glad Hillary Clinton didn’t make the last two Supreme Court picks.


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