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6 Reasons to Oppose Nanny State Tyrant Kamala Harris in 2020

On Monday, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) announced her candidacy for president in 2020. Harris wouldn't just be the first black woman president, she would also use the full power of her office to silence conservatives — or anyone who disagrees with her and her powerful allies. She has a track record of weaponizing the law against her opponents and refusing to defend the people's will in court.

Despite her claims to stand for "truth, justice, decency, equality, freedom, and democracy," she has betrayed many of those values in these six concrete episodes.

1. David Daleiden.

In 2014, David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released a slew of undercover sting videos showing Planned Parenthood staff admitting to selling aborted baby body parts for profit, with one even joking about buying a Lamborghini with the profits. Planned Parenthood hired the firm Fusion GPS, now notorious for assembling the Trump-Russia dossier, to obscure the facts and suggest the videos were deceptively edited.

Kamala Harris, who has received at least $81,000 from Planned Parenthood, was serving as California's attorney general at the time. In 2016, her office searched Daleiden's home, seizing his video footage and preparing a legal case against him.

In 2017, Harris's successor, Xavier Becerra (another politician bankrolled by Planned Parenthood), filed 15 felony charges against CMP and Daleiden.

Peter Breen, special counsel at the Thomas More Society, briefed PJ Media on the ongoing case last July. He argued that Daleiden's filming was taken in "entirely public places."

"I could point you to undercover investigations that are being shown on the evening news in Los Angeles. Under the standard they are applying to David, those would be felonies," the lawyer argued. "The other reporters are being lauded for their brave investigative techniques, but David is being prosecuted."

"I would say this is an abuse of the criminal process," Breen told PJ Media.

Pro-choice law professors have defended Daleiden's right to engage in undercover journalism.

"I believe too strongly in American ideals to think that Kamala Harris and Xavier Becerra will be able to imprison innocent American citizens for our First Amendment speech," Daleiden told The Stream's John Zmirak. "But the fact that, working with Planned Parenthood, they have pulled out all the stops to try to do so? That should concern and outrage every American."

2. The Knights of Columbus.

Last month, Harris and Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) launched an inquisition into Nebraska lawyer Brian C. Buescher, a Trump judicial nominee. His crime? Membership in a Roman Catholic men's charity that holds to the "bigoted" old views that life begins at conception and that marriage is between one man and one woman.