NOTE: The following article is satire, not a statement of fact. Treat it as such.
Kamala Harris just gave a speech about…well, that was hard to tell. But she did stand on a stage and mumble words for awhile while occasionally cackling, which is about par for the course for her. During the speech, she attacked “gun violence” and “the people’s voice,” saying:
We are here because they and their colleagues, the Democratic caucus of the state legislature — and I’d ask you to stand as well, please — (applause) — because they chose to show courage in the face of an extreme tragedy, which is that 11 days ago, six people — three educators and three babies, nine years old — were murdered senselessly due to gun violence.
They chose to lead and show courage to say that a democracy allows for places where the people’s voice will be heard and honored and respected. And they understood the importance, these three, of standing to say that people will not be silenced; to say that a democracy hears the cries, hears the pleas, who hears the demands of its people who say that children should be able to live and be safe and go to school and not be in fear. (Applause.)
They said, “We understand, when we took an oath to represent the people who elected us, that we speak on behalf of them.” It wasn’t about the three of these leaders; it was about who they were representing. It’s about whose voices they were channeling. (Applause.) Understand that. And is that not what a democracy allows? (Applause.)
A democracy says you don’t silence the people. You do not stifle the people. You don’t turn off their microphones when they are speaking — (applause) — about the importance of life and liberty. (Applause.) That is not what a democracy does. (Applause.)
And understand — so, they turned off the microphones. They tried to tell them to sit down and be quiet. But they understood that the voices must be heard.
But then, immediately after complaining about lawmakers in Tennesse temporarily suspending two other lawmakers for leading a riot in the state, Kamala launched into an attack on the GOP, arguing that they need to be silenced in the name of “our democracy.”
Speaking on that, she said, “So these dangerous Republicans, these dangers to our democracy, they must be stopped! And I don’t just mean voted out of office, I mean silenced! We must work together, as a team of like minded democracy enthusiasts, to make sure they are silenced, make sure their reprehensible viewpoints are suppressed. Only if they are silenced and shut up by the guardians of democracy will our democracy prosper and free speech in it lead to good things. So, today I’m calling on you to stand up to the racist Republicans and do your best to silence them in the name of our democracy.”
She then started cackling uncontrollably and the speech had to be cut short.
Asked later if she thought it was hypocritical to call for silencing half the country in the same speech in which she also said that people need to speak freely, Kamala said “no” because “Republicans are racists and racists aren’t people with rights.”