Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) suspended her campaign for the Democratic nomination for president today.
She ran a good campaign in a crowded field, helped bring attention to crucial issues like criminal justice reform and gun control, and has a long bright career ahead of her in politics. Now that she’s no longer running, she’ll be able to focus all her attention on the Senate, where she has proven to be a strong anti-Trump voice more than capable of going toe-to-toe with the worst of the president’s lackeys.
Never much one for civility, Trump tweeted about her campaign suspension saying it was “too bad” and that she will be missed. While assuredly tamer than some of the gloating firebombs he’s lobbed at other Democrats who have suspended their fight for the White House over the past year, one can’t help but interpret the tweet as dripping in sarcasm. Trump is pathologically incapable of empathy and sees no value in bipartisan respect. The “too bad” in particular rings as mockery.
Too bad. We will miss you Kamala! https://t.co/QQd9SiFc0y
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 3, 2019
Senator Harris saw through the faux olive branch and immediately hit back on Twitter.
“Don’t worry, Mr. President. I’ll see you at your trial,” she responded without missing a beat. And indeed it’s likely she will.
It’s all but certain now that the House of Representatives will impeach Trump over his efforts to strongarm Ukraine into opening a fabricated investigation into Joe Biden and his son Hunter in the hopes of undermining the Vice President’s 2020 prospects. The evidence and testimonies have been piling up for weeks and at this point the administration can offer no credible defense for the president’s clearly impeachable abuse of power.
When that happens, Trump will be put on trial in the Senate. While it’s unlikely enough Republicans will choose to put country over party and vote to remove him, the process should prove incredibly humiliating and politically damaging for Trump. Harris, a former attorney general and prosecutor, will surely shine during the proceedings and tear into our corrupt president in front of the entire world.
Don’t worry, Mr. President. I’ll see you at your trial. https://t.co/iiS17NY4Ry
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) December 3, 2019
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Rob Haffey is a writer, filmmaker, and winner of the ScreenCraft Writing Fellowship. He is a graduate of Drexel University.