Democrat Vice President Kamala Harris’s new communications director donated to the 2016 presidential campaign of Republican Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) in 2015, according to reports.
Harris has seen staff leave in droves over bullying accusations.
One of the most recent top-level staffer to jump ship was Harris’s communications director.
However, after hiring a replacement, the new staffer’s past is coming back to haunt the VP.
Jamal Simmons, the VP’s new communications director, not only called Joe Biden dazed and confused a while back, but also donated to onbe of the administration’s most vocal critics – Senator Paul.
Vice President Harris’ new communications director Jamal Simmons donated to @RandPaul‘s 2016 presidential campaign, FEC data shows https://t.co/9bnPUqYJCR #FoxNews
— Pat Ward (@WardDPatrick) January 9, 2022
Simmons gave $250 in June 2015 to Paul’s unsuccessful primary run for president in 2015 according to FEC documents.
From The Daily Mail:
Simmons was forced to apologize on Friday for a slew of previous tweets and comments that attacked Joe Biden, the COVID vaccine and spewed right-leaning immigration deportation views.
…Simmons made a name for himself as a Democratic political analyst and operative with stints going back to the Bill Clinton administration. News of his hiring brought to light some of his more controversial tweets and statements.
“As a pundit I tweeted +spoke A LOT,” he tweeted Friday in a quick effort to address his past comments.
“At times, I’ve been sarcastic, unclear, or just plainly missed the mark. I apologize for offending [people] who care as much as I do about making America the best, multi-ethnic, diverse democracy,” he wrote.
He added: ‘I’ll help the Biden-Harris admin w/humility, sincerity+respect.’
One previous tweet touched on the red hot issue of immigration, which Harris has faced criticism for in her role as ‘border czar’.
‘Just saw 2 undocumented folks talking on MSNBC. One Law student the other a protester. Can someone explain why ICE is not picking them up?’ he tweeted back in 2010 amid one of many heated debates over U.S. immigration policy.
President Biden has charged Harris with focusing on the root causes of immigration, forcing her to already contend with political headaches over border crossings.
Chiming in on the issue was former White House aide Stephen Miller, an architect of the Trump Administration’s controversial immigration policies.
‘I agree with [Jamal Simmons]. If you break into our nation there must be deportation,’ he wrote.