August 11, 2020 - RNC calls Harris “Extreme” and in Control of Biden

Immediately upon Harris’ selection as Biden’s running mate, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chair Ronna McDaniel issues a statement saying, “Kamala Harris’ extreme positions…show that the left-wing mob is controlling Biden’s candidacy, just like they would control him as president.” This attack continues throughout the general election, seeking to position Harris as the primary opponent to Trump and leveraging intersectional stereotypes of gender and race to characterize her as “extreme” and “radical,” labels that Republicans have had a harder time associating with Biden.