On Tuesday, the Center for Medical Progress’s (CMP) David Daleiden, who helped to expose Planned Parenthood’s harvesting and selling of aborted fetal body parts in 2015, spoke out about the news that Kamala Harris would be Joe Biden’s running mate.
Daleiden tweeted that “[L]ots of people are asking me what I think of the news tonight. [Kamala Harris] is the greatest threat to First Amendment civil rights our country has ever seen. I know because she had my home raided for speaking the truth about her political patrons at Planned Parenthood.”
Lots of people are asking me what I think of the news tonight—@KamalaHarris is the greatest threat to First Amendment civil rights our country has ever seen. I know because she had my home raided for speaking the truth about her political patrons at Planned Parenthood. 🇺🇸
— David Daleiden (@daviddaleiden) August 12, 2020
In 2016, as California’s attorney general, Harris ordered the raid on Daleiden’s apartment, where police seized the laptop and hard drives that contained the videos that Daleiden filmed exposing Planned Parenthood’s malicious activity. Daleiden said at the time that some of the hard drives contained “some very damning footage that has yet to be released to the public,” according to Townhall.
In May of 2020, CMP and Daleiden announced they were suing Harris, Planned Parenthood and now-California Attorney General Xavier Becerra for civil rights violations.
From CMP’s website:
Beginning under the leadership of now-U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, the California Attorney General’s office targeted Daleiden’s speech under the video recording law at the urging of Planned Parenthood, the National Abortion Federation, and StemExpress, a fetal tissue procurement company with deep ties to the professional abortion industry. While running for U.S. Senate, Harris had a secret in-person meeting with Planned Parenthood executives in Los Angeles, including witnesses in her investigation, to discuss issues in the investigation as part of Planned Parenthood’s political agenda in California. Two weeks later, Daleiden’s home was raided by the California Department of Justice.
California DOJ reports reveal that they were instructed by Planned Parenthood’s attorney Beth Parker, a defendant in the lawsuit, to seize “the computers used to produce the videos.” Last year, Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation attempted to intervene in the Attorney General’s prosecution of Daleiden to dictate how he would be allowed to present his defense. The California recording law includes an absolute protection for recordings made for the purpose of gathering evidence of violent crimes, and Planned Parenthood and NAF wanted to block off any evidence or testimony that would reveal criminality in their fetal tissue programs.
Daleiden’s experience is one of many signs of who Kamala Harris is—a totalitarian that has no qualms abusing her power for her own ends. People like her can never be allowed anywhere near power.