Sen. Kamala Harris raised a rallying cry for her big, bad state of California but the effort resulted in collective social media laughter.
“No, you don’t want to mess with California. Retweet if you agree,” the Democrat tweeted Tuesday, linking to an interview of Gov. Jerry Brown with Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
No, you don’t want to mess with California. Retweet if you agree.https://t.co/EcWPJeNepd
— Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) March 28, 2017
Apparently, Harris thought the “Don’t mess with California” stance was somewhat on par with a “Don’t mess with Texas” declaration but, it seems, no one finds the people in California even remotely intimidating. To put it into perspective, Harris is the senator who complained she would not vote for Gorsuch because he’s a stickler for the law.
— Dave S. (@s_makeme746) March 28, 2017
— J Walker (@JWalker817) March 29, 2017
The governor’s threat to “roll the Republicans right out of this town” was not exactly troubling.
“The federal government just can’t arbitrarily for political reasons punish the State of California, that’s number one. Number two, California is America. We’re 12 percent,” Brown said.
— NBC Bay Area (@nbcbayarea) March 28, 2017
“We’re the innovation capital, high tech, agriculture, 40- to 50-billion-dollar industry,” he added. “You don’t want to mess with California, because you’re going to mess with the economy, and that could blow up in your face in a gigantic recession and roll the Republicans right out of this town.”
— Michael E Brown (@jag136) March 29, 2017
Twitter users quickly went against Harris with a harsh reality check.
— Onward (@ShamelessLib) March 30, 2017
@SenKamalaHarris Where is your concern for Californians above Illegals? You put non-citizens before our needs? Not cool…
— Deplorable Sue (@sactosue) March 28, 2017
— Skavin Bigglesworth (@Skavin63) March 28, 2017
— Dustin Lunde (@DustinLunde) March 29, 2017
@SenKamalaHarris I live in California. Please mess with it. For the love of all things holy, PLEASE mess with it before it's too late.
— Todd White (@hecubus1st) March 30, 2017