Kamala’s Dad Calls Campaign ‘Travesty’ & Says ‘Grandparents Turning Over In Graves’

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Forget Joe Biden, Kamala Harris is the new pick by the mainstream media and the Democrats to be their nominee to run against President Donald Trump. However, her father, Donald Harris, isn’t impressed. The Stanford professor dropped a megaton bomb about her true heritage and called his daughter’s campaign a “travesty” and added that her “grandparents are turning over in their graves.” Don’t miss this.

Senator Kamala Harris and President Donald Trump (Photo Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GETTY IMAGES, Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The Democratic leaders do not want Sleepy, Creepy Uncle Joe to be their nominee. The far-leftists leading the way are rejecting old white men and are doubling down on their plan to play identity politics. So, when Kamala Harris hammered Uncle Joe with the race card during the last Democratic debate, they were overjoyed.

The big problem is that Kamala’s not African American. In fact, her family from Jamaica were rich slave owners. 

The California Senator picked her moment and then clobbered the former vice-president with this ridiculous rant about being a poor black girl who was bussed. The punchline is Harris was arguing bussing was a good thing to counter Biden, who long ago backed the majority of Americans who were against bussing.

Regardless of how confusing the topic still is, Harris seized on the race card. Immediately, her campaign started selling t-shirts with Harris pictured as a kid with the words “that little girl was me.”

Well, Donald Trump Jr. had an issue with Kamala Harris playing the race card, and he retweeted Ali Alexander’s tweet: “Kamala Harris is *not* an American Black. She is half Indian and half Jamaican. I’m so sick of people robbing American Blacks (like myself) of our history. It’s disgusting. Now using it for debate time at #DemDebate2? These are my people not her people. Freaking disgusting.”

This sparked outrage by the Harris campaign. “This is the same type of racist attack [Don Jr.’s] father used to attack Barack Obama,” Lily Adams, Kamala’s communications director told CNN. “It didn’t work then and it won’t work now.”

Well, what Lily Adams along with Kamala’s brain trust are so scared of is anyone questioning their golden girl’s credentials as an African-American. This is why they counter-attacked that one tweet so hard.

And they definitely don’t want Donald J. Harris’ past comments to come out.

Donald J. Harris is Kamala’s father who writes op-eds for Jamaica Global Online. After Kamala joked about pot-smoking and her Jamaican heritage in a radio interview, the professor of Economics, Emeritus at Stanford University, had heard enough.

“They say you oppose legalizing weed,” one of the hosts said, curious how the California Senator could have smoked it and opposed legalizing it.

“That’s not true. And look I joke about it, half joking — half my family’s from Jamaica, are you kidding me,” Kamala said with a laugh.

Mr. Harris was extremely upset his daughter was using the race card and only mentioned her true heritage as a joke about smoking pot. He’s angry she wants Americans to see her as an African American, not as a Jamaican.

“My dear departed grandmothers (whose extraordinary legacy I described in a recent essay on this website), as well as my deceased parents , must be turning in their grave right now to see their family’s name, reputation and proud Jamaican identity being connected, in any way, jokingly or not with the fraudulent stereotype of a pot-smoking joy seeker and in the pursuit of identity politics,” wrote Mr. Harris.

“Speaking for myself and my immediate Jamaican family, we wish to categorically dissociate ourselves from this travesty,” he added.

Now, many of Kamala’s proponents are claiming her family still came from Africa but went to Jamaica first. CNN’s April Ryan was furious claiming, “When [Kamala] goes down her lineage many Africans landed in Jamaica and other Caribean islands. So she could indeed be African-American!”

Except, Donald J. Harris has already made it clear his family’s history in Jamaica goes back generations, and they were slave owners, not slaves. 

“My roots go back, within my lifetime, to my paternal grandmother Miss Chrishy (née Christiana Brown, descendant of Hamilton Brown who is on record as plantation and slave owner and founder of Brown’s Town) and to my maternal grandmother Miss Iris (née Iris Finegan, farmer and educator, from Aenon Town and Inverness, ancestry unknown to me),” writes Kamala’s father.

Kamala Harris’ ancestors go back to Jamaica, and from there they come from Ireland. It’s well-known her mother is of Indian descent. And there is nothing wrong about that. In a recent interview, Harris agreed with the host’s suggestion that government reparations for black Americans were necessary to address past discrimination.

Harris includes herself as someone who has been discriminated against. Yet, she was middle-to-upper middle class as a kid. Both her parents were university professors. So, it’s time she apologizes for using “the poor black girl from the ghetto card.” And maybe she’s the one who owes reparations to those Jamaicans families her own ancestors owned as slaves.

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Rebecca Diserio is a conservative writer and speaker who has been featured in numerous high profile publications. She's a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Lakewood, CA and worked as a Critical Care Registered Nurse at USC Medical Center. A former Tea Party spokesman, she helped manage Star Parker’s campaign for US Congress and hosted a popular conservative radio show where she interviewed Dr. Alveda King, Ann Coulter, David Limbaugh, and Michelle Malkin. A police widow, she resides in Southern California.