VP Kamala Harris favorably compared herself to the great John Adams, which was the second president of the U.S. and the man that was said to be the “Atlas of American Independence,” in a speech at South Carolina State College.
After Democrats won both of Georgia’s U.S. Senate runoff elections in 2021, Harris was appointed to the role of tie-breaker in the Senate, which was then evenly divided between Republicans on one side and Dems and their independent backers on the other.
“So, in addition to serving as vice president, I also serve as president of the US Senate. And in that position, I shattered John Adams’ record for casting the most tie-breaking votes in a single term, she boasted. This is for the historians present. To put things in perspective, a young man who was born in Oakland, California and who graduated from an HBCU recently beat John Adams’ previous record. I believe that everyone should be completely aware of how history can change.”
One of the key figures in American history is considered to be John Adams, who led the independence movement during the Second Continental Congress in 1776, pushed for the abolition of slavery, and encouraged George Washington to command the Continental army. John Quincy, the sixth president of the United States and a man so modest and devoted to his nation that he served as a representative in Congress after leaving the office, is also part of his illustrious legacy, which has been described in countless novels and films.
While speaking, Harris made sure to remind the audience of the Biden administration’s lavish spending of taxpaying dollars, noting of the cancellation of student loans, “And it’s important for you to realize that this debt forgiveness does not only apply to graduate students. It might also apply to many of you who are presently seated here. Therefore, you are qualified if you received a government loan prior to July 1 of this year. Please be mindful of this.”
If that wasn’t enough, she urged the students to tell others about how they could benefit from taxpayers: “You are not required to have graduated to apply for the debt relief, so if you have a friend, brother or sister, or cousin who accumulated that student debt to the point that they may have needed to leave school before graduating from college, they can apply. So kindly spread the news for people to benefit from this.”
“So let me be clear: We have made amazing progress, but there is still a lot of work to be done. For instance, we still need to make community college free for everyone. We know that the availability of high-quality education should not be dictated by whether or not you can pay for it.”