Democratic presidential candidate had called phony attack on ‘Empire’ actor a ‘modern-day lynching’…
(Daily Mail) Democratic presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris appeared to be taken aback when she was probed about the latest allegations facing “Empire” star’s Jussie Smollett‘s orchestrated fake attack.
During a visit to a bookstore in Concord, New Hampshire, the senator from California was asked by a reporter to comment on a tweet made on January 29 about Mr Smollett’s alleged assault which she called ‘a modern day lynching.’
The alleged attack saw two men hurl racist and homophobic abuse at the actor, who is black and openly gay, as he returned to his Chicago apartment.
Police later arrested two Nigerian brothers but released them without charged.
However nearly a month from the star’s alleged attack, law enforcement sources in Chicago told CNN that Mr Smollett may have paid two stooges to carry out the assault.
Smollett has strenuously denied any claims that he played a role in the attack.
Following the attack the senator took to Twitter to write: ‘Jussie Smollett is one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know. I’m praying for his quick recovery.
‘This was an attempted modern day lynching. No one should have to fear for their life because of their sexuality or color of their skin. We must confront this hate.’
However the recent revelations about an alleged rehearsed attack have now left the senator having to address her comments.
When probed about her tweet Senator Harris said: ‘Which tweet? What tweet?’…Original Source…
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
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) February 18, 2019