Democrat Kamala Harris appeared to be caught off guard Monday when she was asked about the latest developments in the alleged attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett.
During an appearance at a bookstore, a female reporter asked her if she wanted to amend a tweet from Jan. 29, in which she said Smollett was the victim of "an attempted modern day lynching" and called the actor "one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know." Harris has also used the Smollett attack to push legislation that would make lynching a federal hate crime.
"Which tweet? What tweet?" Harris asked. As the reporter specified the tweet in question, Harris appeared to look around for a campaign staffer before responding.
Watch here: This was on the campaign trail in N.H. today/
Kamala Harris had no problem using inflammatory rhetoric to tie the #JussieSmollettHoax to @realDonaldTrump & his supporters.— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) February 18, 2019
Now that she has the facts, why can't she even remember her divisive language? Why is she giggling about it? pic.twitter.com/imY8lxm89m