During a speech at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network convention, Vice President Kamala Harris praised the MSNBC host as the conscience of our country.
Despite accusations of antisemitism and race-baiting, Sharpton has remained a longtime Democratic Party booster and adviser.
Harris’s speech touched on Democratic Party staples, including Republican extremism and gun control, but she took time out of her speech to provide Sharpton with heavy flattery. She thanked him for all that he does and is, saying, “Rev! I love you!” She went on to praise him as someone who embodies truthfulness and accountability in America.
Critics of Sharpton allege that he has spread falsehoods, promoted antisemitism, and inflamed the racial divide in the country. Recently, the antisemitism watchdog organization StopAntisemitism slammed Sharpton for his decades-long history of antisemitic rhetoric.
Despite these criticisms, Harris remains a staunch supporter of Sharpton and his organization. She sees him as an important voice of truth speaking about the importance of justice for all people.