Puerto Ricans make up less than 1 percent of California’s population. Yet California Sen. Kamala Harris has emerged as one of the most vocal champions of the American territory in Congress as the island struggles to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria.
With so many homeless here in California, it seems logical to ask why Harris is putting in such energy into this effort?
Scratch the surface just a bit and you’ll see why — pure political opportunism.
According to the Sacramento Bee, her efforts could give her a political boost in a couple years, if she makes a run for president in 2020.
Harris really could care less about Puerto Ricans. It’s a safe bet to assume she feels about them the same way she feels about California’s homeless who she routinely ignores.
She does want the votes however. Puerto Rico holds its own presidential primary, and it could be a factor in a protracted Democratic primary race. Along with that, recent hurricanes have pushed more Puerto Ricans into Florida…a swing state.
Puerto Rico’s homeless will get about as much support from Kamala Harris as San Francisco’s homeless. In the end, the poor continue to suffer. The rich, like Harris, continue to cash-in.