Florida’s DeSantis Says Harris Promotes Communist Ideas With ‘Equity’ Campaign Video

November 2, 2020 Updated: November 2, 2020

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis accused Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) of advancing communist ideas in a video “talking about how we have to have equal outcomes for everyone.”

In a speech at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport on Nov. 1, ahead of President Donald Trump’s fifth campaign rally of the day, DeSantis criticized Harris for a video she posted on Twitter that was captioned, “There’s a big difference between equality and equity.”

Harris says in the video: “Equality suggests, ‘Oh, everyone should get the same amount.’ The problem with that, not everybody’s starting out from the same place.

“So if we’re all getting the same amount, but you started out back there, and I started out over here, we could get the same amount, but you’re still going to be that far back behind me.

“It’s about giving people the resources and the support they need so that everyone can be on equal footing, and then compete on equal footing. Equitable treatment means we all end up at the same place.”

DeSantis told the crowd in Miami: “They say progressive, they say left, all this stuff. I don’t know what all that means.

“I think you peel it all back, it’s all the same thing, Marxism. We are not going to allow Kamala Harris to be the president of the United States.

“We have a responsibility to have safe communities and to support the men and women and law enforcement, and Donald Trump understands that.”

Responding to Harris’s video, House GOP Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) separately said that Harris sounds just like Karl Marx, referring to the coauthor of “The Communist Manifesto.”

“A century of history has shown where that path leads,” Cheney said. “We all embrace equal opportunity, but government-enforced equality of outcomes is Marxism.”

Eric Weinstein, mathematician and managing director of Thiel Capital,wrote on Twitter: “Less than 100 hours before the end of voting in the U.S. election, and I am watching Kamala Harris trying desperately to elect Donald J. Trump to the presidency of the United States. Let this speak for itself.

“We just don’t end up in the same place. That’s not how life works. … In particular, this is not how any successful society has worked ever.”

Trump has previously described Harris as a “communist,” saying that her views are further left than those of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

Harris’s office didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment by The Epoch Times.