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California’s Kamala Harris Named ‘Advocate Woman of the Year’ by Glamour Magazine

Liberal lawmaker is facing a Senate ethics complaint — how is she the 'politician America needs right now'?

Glamour Magazine is honoring Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as its “advocate woman of the year,” the outlet announced in a press release this week.

“My mother always told me, ‘You may be the first to do many things. Make sure you’re not the last,’” said Sen. Harris in a full feature on her in the fashion and beauty magazine; the piece is titled, “Kamala Harris is the Politician America Needs Right Now.”

Gushing accolades for the California senator, who is rumored to be gearing up for a 2020 presidential run, included references to her grilling both DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen (over border policy) and then-Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh (over his views on the right-to-life for pre-born children).

Earlier this fall, in apparent “advocacy” for the abolition of due process, Harris announced in advance of the hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee that she believed Dr. Christine Blasey Ford — a woman who accused Kavanaugh at the 11th hour of sexual misconduct in the early ’80s, when they were both teenagers.

As for the senator’s “advocacy” for pre-born children, this somehow includes a 100 percent rating by NARAL Pro-Choice America, an endorsement by Emily’s List for pro-choice Democratic women, the support of public funding for abortion — and an opposition to parental notification of abortions by minors, according to On The Issues.

Glamour’s 2018 Women of the Year honorees also include model Chrissy Teigen, actor Viola Davis, singer-songwriter Janelle Monae, National Park Service Ranger Betty Reid Soskin, Saudi Arabian women’s rights activist Manal al-Sharif, and the Sister Army who worked together to take down their abuser, Larry Nassar.

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Glamour’s former annual winners have included Hillary Clinton, Lena Dunham, and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

A ceremony celebrating this year’s nominees is scheduled for November 12 in New York City.

Glamour’s editor-in-chief, Samantha Barry, was formerly an executive producer for CNN, a media outlet quite friendly to Harris.

“Leaders need to do is speak truth, even if it’s an uncomfortable truth,” Harris is quoted as saying in the Glamour piece.

“I think it is really important that we are fighting for the best of who we are as a country, and I do believe we are better than this.”

Earlier this week, a watchdog group called Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) filed a Senate ethics complaint against Sen. Harris, The Washington Times reported.

The complaint alleges that Harris, a member of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, sent out fundraising emails to support a vote against Kavanaugh prior to her issuing that vote.

The group contends the act crossed the line into vote-buying.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was also named in the complaint.

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Michele Blood is a Flemington, New Jersey-based freelance writer and regular contributor to LifeZette.

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