Kamala Harris: DOJ 'now stands on the side of discrimination’

Kamala Harris: DOJ 'now stands on the side of discrimination’
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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisSanders, Harris set to criss-cross Iowa Kamala Harris rallies voters in South Carolina On The Money: Mnuchin pulls out of Saudi summit | Consumer bureau to probe controversial blog posts on race | Harris proposes new middle-class tax credit MORE (D-Calif.) condemned the Justice Department under Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsBeto O'Rourke on impeachment: 'There is enough there to proceed' Rosenstein to appear for House interview next week Emmet Flood steps in as White House counsel following McGahn departure MORE for its stance on LGBT issues and declared “racism in this country is real” during a speech Saturday night at the Human Rights Campaign National Dinner.

“We have been reminded racism in this country is real. Sexism, anti-Semitism are real in this country. Homophobia and transphobia are real in this country. And we must speak that truth so we can deal with it,” Harris said.


“LGBT rights are under attack,” she continued. “Under attack by a Justice Department that now stands on the side of discrimination instead of equality.”

Harris also called out Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore for his view that homosexuality should be illegal, and President Trump for banning transgender troops from the military.

At the same event, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonRepublicans bail on Coffman to invest in Miami seat Katy Perry praises Taylor Swift for diving into politics Election Countdown: Small-donor donations explode | Russian woman charged with midterm interference | Takeaways from North Dakota Senate debate | O'Rourke gives 'definitive no' to 2020 run | Dems hope Latino voters turn Arizona blue MORE joked that Fox News seems to think the former Democratic presidential candidate lives in the White House based on all the time they spend talking about her.