Kamala Harris Claims ‘Our Democracy’ Is The Biggest Threat To The US
In a Sunday interview with Margaret Brennen on Face The Nation, Vice President Kamala Harris stated that the biggest security challenge facing the U.S. is the nation’s democracy.
Harris also discussed national security, with Brennan asking the Vice President, “What do you see is the biggest national security challenge confronting the U.S.? What is the thing that worries you and keeps you up at night?” Harris replied, “Frankly, one of them is our democracy. And that I can talk about because that’s not classified.
“I think no question in the minds of people who are foreign policy experts that the year 2021 is not the year 2000,” Harris continued. “[W]e are embarking on a — a new era where the threats to our nation take many forms, including the threat of autocracies taking over and having outsized influence around the world. And so I go back to our — our point about the need to fight for the integrity of our democracy,” Harris said.
Earlier in the conversation, Harris had said that 33 state laws were “making it difficult for the American people to vote,” arguing they represented a threat to “one of the most important pillars of a democracy, which is a free and fair election.”
Harris also touted the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the Freedom to Vote Act, which she believes would ensure that citizens have “unfettered access to their right to vote” and safeguard “the integrity of our democracy.”
The two bills being opposed by Congressional Republicans, seek to bring into effect automatic registration provisions for voting and make Election Day a national holiday, among other things.