After meeting with the family of Jacob Blake over the weekend, vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris left the encounter calling the family “incredible,” telling Blake – who was shot while resisting arrest due to his outstanding warrant for felony sexual assault – “I’m proud of you.”
“I mean they’re an incredible family,” she told reporters after leaving the meeting. “And what they’ve endured and they do it with such divinity and grace and you know they’re carrying the weight of a lot of voices on their shoulders.”
#BREAKING: Sen. Kamala Harris speaks on meeting with Jacob Blake's family: "They're an incredible family." pic.twitter.com/SOItAHnL7h— The Hill (@thehill) September 7, 2020
Harris also reportedly told Blake she was "proud" of him during the closed-door meeting.
Just before Blake was shot by officers while attempting to get into a vehicle, police were responding to a warrant for his arrest. According to a criminal complaint, Blake, a known criminal with a previously established record, had broken into the home of a woman he knew while she was sleeping in bed alongside one of her children and sexually assaulted her.
Blake's father, Jacob Blake Sr., who quickly became a civil rights leader for the left in Kenosha, is an open anti-Semite who has posted multiple times against Jews, using slurs like “pink toes" and "miserable broads" and quoting Louis Farrakhan while accusing Jews of controlling the media and downplaying the Holocaust.