‘Don’t get in our way,’ Harris urges in speech at Howard University


In her first remarks since her running mate announced their reelection bid, Vice President Kamala Harris blasted the U.S. Supreme Court and Republican lawmakers who are restricting access to reproductive health care across the country in a speech at her alma mater, Howard University.

“These extremist so-called leaders would dare to tell us what is in our own best interest. Well I say, I trust the women of America. I trust the people of America,” Harris said to the crowd. “So don’t get in our way because if you do, we’re going to stand up, we’re going to organize and we’re going to speak up and we’re going to say we’re not having that, we’re not playing that!”

At one point Harris did something rarely seen from the vice president, grabbing the microphone and walking around the stage as she lambasted attacks on abortion. Aides say she had an outline on the podium but that the vast majority of the more than 20 minute speech was off the cuff.