Senator Kamala Harris struggled to hit all her talking points at her Oakland rally. Willie Brown's ex is trying for the White House, despite her inexperience and her lack of qualifications.
And a whole pirate's ship worth of skeletons in her dusty closet.
"My whole life, I’ve only had one client: the people. Fighting for the people meant fighting on behalf of survivors of sexual assault - a fight not just against predators but a fight against silence and stigma."
Speaking of "silence and stigma", there was plenty of both in her office.
A misconduct claim naming one of Kamala Harris’ top deputies arrived at the California Department of Justice three months before Harris left the attorney general’s office in early 2017.
The Democratic senator has said she had no knowledge of the discrimination and retaliation complaint involving Larry Wallace, a longtime aide and one of her closest professional confidantes, before The Bee inquired about it last week. A lawsuit by Wallace’s former executive assistant against the department, which ultimately settled for $400,000, was filed just days before Harris was sworn into the U.S. Senate.
But an intake form from the Equal Employment Rights and Resolution Office, which oversees discrimination investigations and compliance at the Department of Justice, shows that the department was first notified on Oct. 3, 2016, of Danielle Hartley’s intent to pursue legal action.
Wallace's alleged victim was forced to sign a non-disclosure agreement. The purpose of an NDA in such cases is to silence the alleged victim to avoid bringing negative publicity to the office and the alleged harasser.
Silence and stigma?
Senator Kamala Harris' trail has both.