RadioOnFire.com – Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., drew a direct link on Sunday between the deadly attack on a California synagogue and President Trump’s divisive rhetoric.
“I believe this is a moment in time where leaders must speak truth,” the presidential candidate told about 700 Democrats gathered for the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party’s annual dinner.
“My home state of California just on Saturday made clear what was clear in Charlottesville, and what was clear at the Tree of Life synagogue. Let’s speak truth: racism, anti-semitism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia are real in this country,” she said, diverting from her usual stump speech script. “Let us speak that truth and let us speak it in a way where we all agree that these are borne out of hate, hate which has received new fuel in these last two years. Let us all agree that whenever and wherever we see those expressions of hate, we must all stand up and speak out. Let us agree that anyone who has ever been subject of that hate should never be permitted to fight alone.”
A shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue near San Diego, Calif., on Saturday left one person dead: Lori Gilbert Kaye, 60, was shot and killed as she protected Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, 57, according to authorities. Three others were injured. The 19-year-old shooting suspect has been taken into custody by police. The attack followed 11 people dying and another seven wounded last November during the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, Pa.