Kamala Harris Compares Violent Ferguson Riots To Gettysburg

Vice President Kamala Harris marked 2024’s Martin Luther King Day with a notable political speech to a South Carolina audience. Incredibly, she had the audacity to equate the violent Ferguson riots to the historic Battle of Gettysburg.

Harris claimed that both events symbolized Americans acting to “make the promise of freedom real.”

The vice president even threw in the smattering of radical leftist Tennessee lawmakers who disrupted the state assembly with bullhorns when they did not get their way on gun control.

Addressing the NAACP South Carolina State Conference’s King Day at the Dome gathering, Harris made her outlandish comparison.

She asserted, “Generation after generation, on the fields of Gettysburg, in the schools of Little Rock, on the grounds of this state house, on the streets of Ferguson, and on the floor of the Tennessee House of Representatives we the people have always fought to make the promise of freedom real.”

The Battle of Gettysburg in 1863 marked a turning point in the Civil War and cost the lives of tens of thousands of soldiers on both sides.

Harris went on to parrot the administration line that “freedom is under profound threat.” Biden’s vice president cited the 2020 Supreme Court abortion ruling, “active-shooter drills” in schools, and tightening of election security in Republican-led states.

To be sure, there are no parallels to be drawn between the historic Pennsylvania battle and the violence of Ferguson. The town saw weeks of destruction as rioters and looters attacked businesses, fought with police officers, and set vehicles ablaze.

The violence followed the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014. Police attempted to take him into custody after he was accused of stealing “several packs of cigarillos” from a Ferguson liquor store.

Brown was Black, and he was approached by White police officer Darren Wilson. The policeman instructed Brown and the others with him to walk on the sidewalk as he called for backup.

The Department of Justice concluded that Brown then reached into Wilson’s police car, prompting a struggle. The officer had bruising and scratches on his jaw and neck and was covered with Brown’s DNA.

It was determined that Brown tried to get control of Wilson’s firearm, leading to the officer firing shots. This became a point of contention among rioters, who insisted that the young man was killed in cold blood.

That testimony was roundly discredited, but that did not stop the rioting and destruction in Ferguson.