A shocking revelation about California Sen. Kamala Harris may have Democrats rethinking support for her presidential nomination bid after San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown admitted he helped advance her career based on an illicit affair.
Mayor Brown had been dodging media inquiries that the pair had an extramarital affair during the early stages of Harris’ political career. The far-left senator has amassed a sketchy political history of kowtowing to special interests and bowing to radical extremists to garner the fringe element of her party’s support.
Although rumors had swirled for years that Harris and Brown were adulterous lovers, few could have anticipated that she may have carried on the affair for political gain.
Brown, who was openly in an extramarital relationship with Harris when he was speaker of the California State Assembly and running for mayor, had avoided commenting on his relationship with Harris since she announced her run for president a week ago, the Free Beacon stated. Harris has also managed to avoid addressing the role Brown played in the early stages of her political career.
The sanctuary city mayor recently admitted to the compromising relationship saying, “It was more than 20 years ago.”
But what has Harris backers particularly upset is that Mayor Brown appears to indicate their extramarital affair was the jumping off point for her upwardly mobile political career.
“Yes, I may have influenced her career by appointing her to two state commissions when I was Assembly speaker,” Brown reportedly said. “And I certainly helped with her first race for district attorney in San Francisco.”
The Free Beacon reported that Harris, who was just a few years out of law school and working at the Alameda County district attorney’s office, had her career boosted by Brown to two well-paid posts on California state commissions and later helped her in her first election.
Other reports indicate that Harris’ lover, Mayor Brown, mandated her campaign raise $1 million while he opened doors to critical Democrat donors to foster her political career, according to reports.
Brown personally gave $500 toward the campaign, SFWeekly reported in 2003 ahead of the DA election and helped Harris meet donors and secure donations. After her election, some have scrutinized Brown’s level of involvement in her election, The Business Insider reported.
And although the illicit relationship officially ended in 1995, according to sources, Harris and Brown remained at least close political allies. Despite Brown leveraging her career, Harris was viewed as a failing district attorney whose policies and programs had fallen under a dark cloud.
Under her failed leadership, the D.A.’s office allowed illegal immigrants to walk on criminal charges that included violent felonies and drugs. She apparently valued the lives of non-citizens above Americans and developed the so-called “Back on Track” program that took convicted criminals and put them back on the streets.
The program came under public scrutiny after an illegal immigrant named Alexander Izaguirre robbed a woman in the Pacific Heights area and then drove into her with an SUV. The American citizen suffered a skull fracture.
The violent crime prompted media outlets and officials to examine the Back on Track program. All told, Harris had supported seven illegal immigrants with drug and violent offenses in the program that had a nearly 50 percent failure rate.
Harris also became an advocate for reduced sentences for drug dealers while district attorney. It appeared her political career was crumbling, but she managed to hang on until 2011 and ascend to California Attorney General in 2011 and then the U.S. Senate in 2017.
Even liberal-leaning sources such as Politico acknowledge that Brown ranked among the most powerful California politicians and was knee-deep in allegations of corruption while elevating Harris.
Other far left media outlets such as the San Francisco Chronicle ran investigative pieces on Brown claiming he ran the city based on “’juice’ politics” and Harris was an insider at a time when the FBI was investigating City Hall for corruption.
“At the time, anyone associated with Willie Brown was seen as part of the Brown-Burton machine,” San Francisco public defender Jeff Adachi reportedly said.
Liberal Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren disgraced herself by falsely claiming she was Native American to get ahead and later flunked a DNA test. Harris took a more despicable route, engaging in a sexual affair with one of California’s most notorious politicians. It’s time the #MeToo movement and Americans with values turn their back on Kamala Harris. The country deserves better.