by Julie Kelly
Kamala Harris once again was on the verge of making political history.
Already a trailblazer—the first woman of color in California elected both state attorney general and U.S. Senator—Harris’ colleagues on the afternoon of January 6 were poised to begin the process of certifying her election as the first female vice president.
Harris, a shameless attention hog, presumably would’ve spent the hours leading up to the historic moment walking the halls of Congress to relish the sucking-up of friends and enemies alike. Reporters presumably would have tracked Harris’ movements to document for the history books a full accounting of how the first incoming “Madame Vice President” prepared for the ceremonial event. Perhaps she would have posed for a few endearing photos with the incoming Second Gentleman.
But oddly, that was not the case. Rather than bask in the limelight of her pending coronation, Harris, for reasons still unknown, left the Capitol around 11:25 a.m. on January 6. She had attended a closed door briefing of the Senate Intelligence committee—the only other official business on the Congressional calendar that day—and headed off campus.
Her destination? The headquarters of the Democratic National Committee, just a few blocks away.
And it wasn’t just a quick stop to make a few fundraising calls: Harris remained in the building until 1:15 p.m.—which was after the joint session of Congress convened to debate the Electoral College results—leaving only when evacuated following the discovery of an explosive device outside.
Harris has never explained why she went to the DNC that morning. In fact, she has gone out of her way to avoid the question entirely.
But recent reporting by Darren Beattie at Revolver News that shows law enforcement’s nonchalant response to the discovery of the “pipe bomb” located within striking distance of a sitting U.S. senator and incoming vice president raises new questions about Harris’ decision to go to the DNC rather than stay behind to participate, or at least observe, the historical proceedings.
Not only did Metropolitan Police and Secret Service agents appear unconcerned by the presence of the pipe bomb at the time, but Harris’ behavior ever since belies the seriousness of the situation, one the FBI insisted could have caused death and destruction.
A Nonstop Talker Stops Talking
While the interminably bombastic Harris continues to act as one of the biggest promoters of J6 fiction, comparing the brief disturbance to Pearl Harbor and 9/11, she is inexplicably quiet about one of the most consequential aspects of January 6.
After all, the pipe bomb threat prompted the first wave of panic in the city, forced the reallocation of law enforcement resources, and initiated the lockdown of nearby offices. (A separate device allegedly was found about a half hour earlier near the headquarters of the Republican National Committee.)
News reports circulated immediately thereafter. Rep. Elaine Luria announced on Twitter at 1:46 p.m. that she “just had to evacuate my office because of a pipe bomb reported outside.”
But strangely, Harris omitted her near-death experience at the hands of a MAGA bomber in a tweet posted a few hours later:
Perhaps too traumatized to relive the experience, Harris also didn’t speak of the incident the next day during a six-minute speech condemning the January 6 “attack” and promising that the “rule of law” would prevail.
The very public supporter of BLM rioters in 2020 wasted no time playing the race card; Harris suggested J6ers were being treated more favorably than those who tried to burn down the nation’s capital and the Trump White House in honor of George Floyd just seven months earlier. “We witnessed two systems of justice when we saw one that let extremists storm the United States Capitol and another that released tear gas on peaceful protesters last summer,” Harris, showing no sign of emotional strain at being nearly blown apart the previous day, said during an event with Joe Biden on January 7, 2021.
But no warning about the white supremacist bomber still on the loose.
In the three years since, Harris has maintained her silence with the help of the national news media. Not a single reporter is on record asking Harris or her office about the incident despite dozens of interviews and public appearances since January 6.
A Collective Coverup
The Department of Justice has helped keep the incident under wraps, too. For nearly a year, prosecutors lied in hundreds of charging documents by claiming Harris was inside the Capitol that day, which rendered the building and grounds a “restricted” area. (The alleged presence of Harris and former Vice President Mike Pence, both protectees of the U.S. Secret Service on January 6, has been used as the basis for thousands of trespassing charges. I explain here.)