This Monday, California Sen. Kamala Harris had a failed attempt to stutter her way out a question about the recent claims that Jussie Smollett may have staged his alleged attack.
“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,” Kamala Harris tweeted on Jan. 29.
Now watch what happens when you’ve been out shopping with your new BFF reporter girlfriends, then a real journalist asks you a real question…
“Which tweet? What tweet?” Senator Harris asked in response to the reporter’s question about her post on Twitter.
“About saying that it was a modern-day lynching,” the reporter responded. “Jussie Smollett.”
“Okay, so I will say this about that case. I think the facts are still unfolding and I’m very concerned,” Harris answered.
Jussie Smollett alleged that he was attacked by two white men in the middle of the night as he was walking home from a Chicago-area “Subway” restaurant last month.
He told police that the attackers poured a bleach-like substance all over him, and tied a rope around his neck similar to a noose, then shouted at him with racist and homophobic slurs.
Over the past week, the authorities reported that it appears that Jussie Smollett staged the attack and paid two Nigerian men to attack him.
Many other Democrats rushed in support of Jussie Smollett following the alleged attack. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and Reps. Maxine Waters of California, Nancy Pelosi of California and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, among many others.
In their statements, they all condemned the alleged hate crime.
Nancy Pelosi deleted her sympathetic post on Twitter about Smollett on Sunday evening.