Harris' new communications director to meet with Latino lawmakers after old tweets surface

1/17/2022 4:57:00 AM

Jamal Simmons took on the new role last week.

Vice President Kamala Harris' new communications director to meet with Latino lawmakers after old tweets surface

Jamal Simmons took on the new role last week.

January 16, 2022 / 8:43 PM/ CBS NewsVice President Kamala Harris' new communications director is set to meet this week with Latino lawmakers to explain past tweets about immigrants as he continues to face pressure from Latino leaders and organizations to explain himself.

Jamal Simmons took on the new role last week and is scheduled to meet virtually on Thursday with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, people familiar with the plans tell CBS News.A White House official confirmed that Simmons and Latino lawmakers are set to speak Thursday as part of"a mutually agreed upon meeting."

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VP communications director called in by Hispanic caucus over past tweetsJamal Simmons, Vice President Kamala Harris’ new communications director, is scheduled to meet with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Thursday to listen to their concerns about his old tweets, congressional officials tell Axios.Why it matters: Harris has been seeking to reset her public image and professional accomplishments. Yet her new communications chief faces questions from a key constituency not only to the Biden administration but her potential presidential prospects.Get market news wo translation: Congressional Hispanic Caucus is about to run cover for this guy He was talking sh*t about Haitian migrants? Glad the Hispanic Caucus called him out for that divisive rhetoric! Pleased the caucus saw fit to defend all southern border trespassers searching for a better life and not just one's that look like...wait a minute...

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By Ed O'Keefe January 16, 2022 / 8:43 PM / CBS News Vice President Kamala Harris' new communications director is set to meet this week with Latino lawmakers to explain past tweets about immigrants as he continues to face pressure from Latino leaders and organizations to explain himself.Jerry Harris discusses "Cheer" at Build Studio in New York City on Jan.Vice President Kamala Harris speaks to reporters.recent Gallup poll found that 4% of people surveyed preferred"Latinx" as the label of choice to describe their ethnic group.

Jamal Simmons took on the new role last week and is scheduled to meet virtually on Thursday with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, people familiar with the plans tell CBS News. A White House official confirmed that Simmons and Latino lawmakers are set to speak Thursday as part of"a mutually agreed upon meeting. Jim Spellman / Getty Images file In December 2020, federal agents filed seven additional charges against Harris, including receiving and attempting to receive child pornography, using the internet to “persuade, induce, and entice” a minor, and traveling from Texas to Florida “for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct” with a minor, according to an indictment." A day after his new role was announced,  immigration rights advocates unearthed tweets  from 2010, when Simmons commented on the appearance of two"undocumented folks" who appeared on MSNBC. And it took on added importance as her tenure turned bumpy over the summer. Jamal Simmons joined Margaret Brennan for a political panel on the 2020 race on"Face the Nation" in Washington, DC Sunday March 31, 2019. “We categorically dispute the claims made against Jerry Harris, which are alleged to have occurred when he was a teenager,” his spokesperson said in a statement in September 2020. Photo: Chris Usher/CBS © 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. When Latino politicos use the term it is largely to appease white rich progressives who think that is the term we use," Gallego tweeted last month.

All rights reserved. It was unclear how old Harris was when these alleged exchanges occurred. She met with Black leaders, helped create a list of actions that federal agencies could take to promote voter engagement and, more recently, added a larger media profile, with a high clip of national interviews. Chris Usher "Why wouldn't ICE pick them up?" Simmons asked, referring to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Simmons, a longtime Democratic Party consultant who also served as a political analyst for CBS News during the 2020 presidential campaign cycle, apologized for his past remarks. To say that the Navarro cheerleading team has had to grapple with more than its fair share of challenges would be an understatement. "As a pundit I tweeted+spoke A LOT," he tweeted in his explanation on January 7. On Friday, her work — and that of the administration, as a whole — hit a brick wall, as two moderate Senate Democrats said they would not support weakening the rules of the chamber to pass the party’s two election reform priorities."At times I've been sarcastic, unclear or plainly missed the mark. Gabi Butler." The word is mostly known and used by younger Hispanics -- 42% of those surveyed between the ages of 18 and 29 knew the term, but only 7% of those ages 65 or older have heard of the term, Pew reports.

I apologize for offending ppl who care as much as I do about making America the best, multiethnic, diverse democracy+I'll rep the Biden-Harris admin w/humility, sincerity+respect." Simmons has plunged right into his new role, traveling last week with President Biden and Harris to Atlanta for their remarks on voting rights. "We worked so hard, basically to be at the finish line and then it just kind of got taken away," she said. They view her more aggressive posture and increasingly public persona as an implicit sign that she’s solidified her standing in the White House. But the revelations about his past comments come at a fraught time for the Vice President, who faces unprecedented scrutiny as the first woman and minority to serve as in the number two role, but also faces questions and criticism from across the Democratic Party about her utility and effectiveness. Harris is also in the process of restocking her staff after a series of year-end departures, including senior advisers, communications aides and head of her press advance team. "I was emotionally not OK. News of Thursday's scheduled meeting was first reported by . "It's tough. These words link people from more than 20 countries in South and Central America, the Caribbean and Spain -- of all different races, languages and cultures.