Kamala Harris delivers powerful response to the Republicans who mock her name
Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris called out the “childish” Republicans who’ve mocked her first name.
The senator from California told “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah that a name is the first gift a child receives from their family:
“It is usually informed by tradition and love, and the hope and aspiration the family has for that child. It is something precious and sacred, and it is a part of their identity. And when I see people fighting for the right for that to be respected and treated in a dignified way, I applaud and salute them.”
Then, Harris took aim at conservatives who “play childish games” with an opponent’s name, such as President Donald Trump and Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.).
“It speaks poorly of their appreciation for the responsibility and the role that they have,” she said. “And I think it’s a reflection of their values and maturity.”
.@KamalaHarris on what her name (which some people can’t seem to say correctly) means to her: pic.twitter.com/iVhEIwDIOV
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) October 30, 2020
Check out Harris’ full interview with Noah below:
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.