Kamala Harris to Student Who Says She's Terrified of a Mass Shooting: 'You're Right to Feel That Way'

Brittany M. Hughes | September 24, 2019
Font Size

On the same day a 16-year-old “climate change activist” stood before a UN Climate Action Summit and gave voice to a generation of children who’ve been terrified into believing they’re all going to die thanks to global warming, California Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris posted a video of her comforting a high schooler who told her she’s scared she’s going to die every time she walks into her school.

“I was just scared every day,” the emotional young woman said.

Harris, who’s built a decent chunk of her political platform on the notion that kids should go to school petrified over the possibility of a mass shooter, told the crying girl, “You’re right to feel that way.”

“But you also have to remember that we’re all in this together, OK?” Harris continued.

“I just don’t want to die,” the girl said.

Harris then told the girl everything would be alright - if she's elected president.

“We’re going to fight and we’re going to win, and we’re going to take on the people who are just failing to have courage. We’re going to do this, alright?” Harris promised.

“It’s a sign of strength to have emotion, so never apologize for having emotion,” she added.

The video comes just days after thousands of children – and an even greater number of adults who should know better – took to the streets in support of climate change action in a rally led by a teenage girl, even as psychologists are reporting increasing numbers of children being put on medication to help them deal with “eco-anxiety” over the planet’s imminent doom.

A recent poll from the American Psychological Association found that a full third of all American adults say they feel they “cannot go anywhere without worrying about being a victim of a mass shooting.” A 2018 survey by the Pew Research Center similarly found that a majority of students say they fear a mass shooting could happen at their school.