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Harris Ripped For False Claim Regarding NCAA Women’s Basketball

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Vice President Kamala Harris was the butt of more jokes and derision on Thursday after she made a false claim about women’s college basketball.

“Harris mistakenly claimed that women’s college basketball players had not enjoyed the benefits of tournament brackets until just last year, 2022,” Mediaite reported. “Tournament brackets have long been a fixture of the NCAA women’s basketball postseason, but the ‘March Madness’ copyright was only extended to the women in 2022.”

Harris spoke with Spectrum News’ Tim Boyum at a Charlotte, N.C., event on Thursday, where she also explained the candid and frank call between President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The record television ratings from the Iowa and LSU game on Monday evening served as evidence of the increase in public interest in women’s college basketball during a discussion on lighter topics.

However, Harris mistakenly explained that the rise in popularity was largely due to a lack of brackets.

Harris rambled:

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Do you know? Okay, a bit of a history lesson. Do you know that women were not. The women’s teams were not allowed to have brackets until 2022. Think about that. And what? That. Talk about progress. You know better late than never, but progress and what that has done. Because of course, when, you know, I had a bracket and it’s not broken completely, but I won’t talk about my bracket. But you know, just how we love we love March Madness. And even just now allowing the women to have brackets and what that does to encourage people to talk more about the women’s teams, to watch them now they’re being covered, you know, and and this is the reality people used to say are women’s sports. Who’s interested? Well, if you can’t see it, you won’t be. But when you see it, you realize, oh.

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Mediaite added: “The thing is that Vice President Harris knows that the NCAA women’s tournament existed — with brackets — in 2021, evidenced by a bracket she filled out herself and posted on the social media platform then known as Twitter.”

Harris is hitting the campaign trail as one of the most unpopular veeps in modern history and amid falling poll numbers for President Joe Biden.

Just one week after Super Tuesday, Harris returned home to San Francisco to participate in two campaign events in her former political stronghold.

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She returned to the Bay Area to discuss issues that will be on the November ballot as the general election rapidly approaches a contentious 2020 rematch between Biden and Trump.

Harris presented the election as a choice between freedom and dictatorship, denying climate change or generating jobs through the green energy economy and defending reproductive rights against depriving women of their bodily autonomy at two private fundraising events.

“This is literally about our democracy,” Harris claimed in a speech to a crowd of about 100, echoing the Biden and Democratic narrative this year that Republicans and former President Donald Trump somehow would have the power to take away rights.

This, even as Biden’s Justice Department is prosecuting his political opponent.

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“As a role model, people watch what you do, to see if it lines up with what you say,” the vice president said. “So the world is watching this election, not to mention the profound stakes that the American people have in the outcome of this November.”

Harris hitting the campaign trail comes amid growing concerns about Joe Biden’s mental capacities should he be reelected and have another four years to serve.

To that point, a psychiatrist who has worked with elderly and dementia patients for years said that Biden appeared to be on some form of medication during his raucous, anger-filled State of the Union Address.

Dr. Carole Lieberman, a Beverly Hills-based forensic psychiatrist, said that “Biden exhibited signs of stimulant use to mask cognitive decline in his amped-up, aggressive” speech, the Washington Times reported at the time.

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