Sen. Kamala Harris faced criticism Wednesday for promoting her campaign’s gun control plan during an appearance on CNN that coincided with breaking news about the police standoff in Philadelphia in which six officers were shot.
“When will it stop?” the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate from California asked CNN’s Wolf Blitzer when he asked for her reaction to the initial reports of the shooting.
“And I stress initial reports,” Blitzer added.
As Harris related details of her plan, information about the ongoing standoff was still sketchy.
Social media was quick to deride the presidential candidate for “politicizing” the developing situation before most of the relevant facts were known.
Democrat Kamala Harris rushes to politicize the police shooting in Philadelphia before any facts have come out pic.twitter.com/TkdGV2DTpu
But people were chomping at the bit to slam the presidential candidate.
“After only one (1) hour Kamala Harris started talking gun control to Wolf Blizer (sic) BEFORE the Philadelphia Police had the shooter in Philadelphia out yet or BEFORE all the cops were OUT of their respective hospital yet ! I know that Harris wants to be the President but hey wait,” one person wrote. – @a_blowe
@KamalaHarris@FoxNews 1) Before the facts come out you took the opportunity to pre-judge the shooter in Philadelphia. Just like Obama’s “The Cambridge police acted stupidly” irresponsible comment. You have no clue about the gun or individual. Definitely not Presidential. – @WethepeopleT