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Former House speaker cites VP Kamala Harris’ ‘really weird’ laugh as reason she can’t be president

Republican politician Newt Gingrich said Vice President Kamala Harris has no shot at the presidency in 2024 because of her “really weird laugh.”

The former Republican presidential candidate and House speaker appeared on “Fox & Friends” Monday morning to promote his newest book “Defeating Big Government Socialism: Saving America’s Future,” which was released on June 12. 

‘How dare they’: VP Harris gives fiery speech on Republican push to overturn abortion rights

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  • At a gala hosted by Emily’s List, a pro-choice political action committee, on Tuesday, Vice President Kamala Harris spoke out against the Supreme Court’s leaked draft in favor of overturning Roe v. Wade, calling it a “direct assault on freedom.”
  • Harris addressed attendees saying, “Some Republican leaders are trying to weaponize the use of the law against women. How dare they? How dare they tell a woman what she can and cannot do with her own body?”
  • The Supreme Court’s 1973 landmark decision in Roe v. Wade guaranteed the legal right to access abortion nationwide.
  • The pending renouncement of the 1973 decision would overturn nearly half a century’s rulings on reproductive rights.
  • The draft majority opinion was written by conservative Justice Samuel Alito, who wrote, “‘Roe’ was egregiously wrong from the start … It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”

On Tuesday, Vice President Kamala Harris spoke out against the Supreme Court’s pending decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, calling the leaked decision draft a “direct assault on freedom.”  

At a gala hosted by Emily’s List, a political action committee that raises funds to elect Democratic, pro-choice women into office, Harris responded to the recent news of the leaked Supreme Court documents revealing that the nation’s highest court had voted to strike down the historic Roe v. Wade decision. 

President Biden, AAPI legislators commemorate 1-year anniversary of deadly Atlanta spa shootings

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  • President Joe Biden commemorated the first anniversary of the Georgia mass shooting on Wednesday, saying that the victims’ murders “underscored how far we have to go in this country to fight racism, misogyny, and all forms of hate — and the epidemic of gun violence that enables these extremists.”
  • On March 16, 2021, 22-year-old gunman Robert Aaron Long went to three spas in Georgia and killed eight people, six of whom were women of Asian descent.
  • Vice President Kamala Harris called the mass shooting "a horrific attack" in a recent statement on Twitter.
  • Members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus took to the Capitol on Wednesday to condemn the rise in anti-Asian violence while honoring the mass shooting victims.

President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus commemorated the first anniversary of the mass shooting in Georgia that killed eight people, six of whom were Asian women.

On March 16, 2021, Robert Aaron Long, 22, went to Young’s Asian Massage in Cherokee County and killed Xiaojie Tan, 49; Daoyou Feng, 44; Delaina Ashley Yaun, 33; and Paul Andre Michels, 54. He then drove to Atlanta and fatally shot Soon Chung Park, 74; Hyun Jung Grant, 51; Suncha Kim, 69; and Yong Ae Yue, 63. Long pleaded guilty to murder and other charges related to the incident in Cherokee County and was sentenced to life in prison without parole in July 2021.

Kamala Harris declines to comment on report alleging she believes she is marginalized because of her race

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  • A New York Times article alleged Vice President Kamala Harris has privately claimed she is treated differently in her role, because she is a woman and a racial minority.
  • The vice president, who is Black and Indian, allegedly made private statements suggesting the media and the Biden administration do not take her as seriously as they would a white man.
  • During an interview with “Face the Nation” on CBS, Harris declined to comment on the original article’s claims, saying instead, “I will leave that for others to deal with.”

In an interview Sunday, Vice President Kamala Harris declined to comment on an article claiming she expressed beliefs she has been treated unfairly, because she is a woman and racial minority.

A New York Times article from Dec. 23 reported the vice president has been frustrated with the way she is being treated in the media as well as by the Biden administration. The article cited private conversations with “allies” and “confidants” of Harris that demonstrated her displeasure with the situation. 

For 85 minutes, Kamala Harris was the only woman, Asian American in US history to hold presidential power

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Vice President Kamala Harris made history once again by becoming the first woman and Asian American to gain presidential power after President Joe Biden underwent a routine colonoscopy on Friday morning, according to the White House.

Transfer of power: Harris, the first Black and South Asian vice president of the United States, became the commander in chief for nearly an hour and a half.

Biden, Harris meet with Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander community leaders

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President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris met with leaders and representatives from the Asian American (AA), Native Hawaiian (NH) and Pacific Islander (PI) communities on Thursday to discuss the surge in hate incidents.

Follow-up meeting: Biden and Harris convened with the leaders in March, following the Atlanta spa shooting that took the lives of six Asian women and two others, KHON2 reported.

Indian Americans Filled With Pride on Twitter Over Kamala Harris’ VP Win

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Indian Americans are celebrating the historic win of Kamala Harris as the first female, first Black and first vice president of South Asian descent after major news outlets called the winners on Saturday.

thinking about Shyamala and all the Indian moms out there feeling the emotions my mom is feeling right now; to vote for, and elect, someone who was raised around the same food, the same discipline, the same culture. pic.twitter.com/g7wp0D3Qs1