Kamala Harris Visits Detroit, Urges Michiganders to Get Vaccine

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July 12, 2021 ~ Monday, Vice President Kamala Harris visited Detroit, in her first trip to Michigan since the 2020 presidential election.

I’ve been here many times, so I say this with knowledge: Detroit really is the definition of resilience,” Harris said at TCF Center. “Time and again, this city has been rebuilt. This city has been reborn. Time and again, this city has helped lead our nation through war, through recession, and most recently through this pandemic.”

Her focuses included emphasizing the importance of vaccination against COVID-19, as well as talking on voting rights.

I do believe that fighting for the right to vote is as American as apple pie. It is so fundamental to fighting for the principles of our democracy.”

July 12, 2021 ~ Marie Osborne tells Kevin Dietz about Vice President Kamala Harris‘ visit to Detroit.

July 12, 2021 ~ WJR Senior News Analyst Marie Osborne talks with Guy Gordon about Vice President Kamala Harris‘ visit to Detroit.

Following her visit to TCF Center, she attended a political fundraiser for Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Monday evening, referring to Whitmer as, “an extraordinary, courageous, brilliant, committed leader, not only for Michigan, she’s a national leader.”

Her leadership has been the leadership during some of the most difficult times our country could imagine,” said Harris regarding Whitmer. “Extraordinary during this pandemic where we saw an incredible loss of life, a loss of jobs, a loss of hope and she never waned.”

In response to Kamala’s visit to Michigan, the Republican National Committee released this statement:

Too busy trying to shore up Gretchen Whitmer’s failing re-election campaign and peddling lies about election integrity efforts, Kamala Harris is ignoring real issues like closing the southern border and re-opening the U.S.-Canadian border. With a majority of states re-opened, it’s time for the Biden-Harris administration to prioritize Michigan small businesses and the tourism industry’s recovery efforts by putting an end to this border crisis.”