News Release

Scrutinizing Kamala Harris


Kamala HarrisSen. Kamala Harris — chosen on Tuesday by Joe Biden as his Vice Presidential pick — has been criticized by Homewreckers author Aaron Glantz for “spiking an investigation against” current Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin for foreclosure fraud while he headed up OneWest Bank. See IPA news release: “Kamala Harris’ Claims About Her Record on Big Banks ‘Doesn’t Withstand a Moment’s Scrutiny’.”

She has also been criticized by progressives for her relationship with AIPAC, see “‘More AIPAC Than J Street’: Kamala Harris Runs to the Right on Foreign Policy” by Stephen Zunes.

According to OpenSecrets, Harris’ top career contributors are: University of California, Alphabet Inc. (Google), WarnerMedia Group (a division of AT&T which includes CNN and HBO), Walt Disney Co. (owns ABC) and the State of California. She also received campaign donations in 2014 from Donald and Ivanka Trump.

But her record on civil liberties has perhaps drawn the most scrutiny. Parts of that record have been closely investigated by:

ALEXANDER SAMMON, asammon at, @alex_sammon
Sammon recently wrote the piece “How Kamala Harris Fought to Keep Nonviolent Prisoners Locked Up” for The American Prospect.