Biden running mate Kamala Harris called a meeting today with Jacob Blake’s family and him via phone “wonderful.”
Asked by reporters how the meeting went, Harris responded “I mean they’re an incredible family and what they’ve endured and they do it with such dignity and grace.”
She added “And you know, they’re carrying the weight of a lot of voices on their shoulders.”
Kamala Harris just called Jacob Blake and his family "incredible". Jacob Blake is charged with sexually assaulting a woman and his dad Blake Sr. has posted deeply anti-Semitic comments dozens of times attacking Jews. This is who Kamala calls "incredible". pic.twitter.com/s6aEyjnEbr
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) September 7, 2020
According to Jacob Blake’s lawyer Ben Crump “in a moving moment, Jacob Jr. told Sen. Harris that he was proud of her, and the senator told Jacob that she was also proud of him and how he is working through his pain.”
Sen. @KamalaHarris met with the family of #JacobBlake today, who joined by phone from his hospital bed. The family’s legal team released the following statement about the one-hour visit. #JusticeForJacobBlake pic.twitter.com/TQ7io0Clhe
— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) September 7, 2020
When the incident occurred that resulted in Jacob Blake being shot, cops were trying to arrest him for alleged sexual assault.
According to USAToday “The charges — which have not gone to trial — stem from a May 3 incident in Kenosha County. A woman Blake knew told police he came into her house about 6 a.m., sexually assaulted her and then took a debit card and car keys before fleeing in her vehicle, according to a criminal complaint. Contrary to many social media claims, the woman involved in this case was an adult.
A warrant for Blake’s arrest was filed the day after the criminal complaint, online court records show.”