Kamala Harris speaks at College of Charleston’s Fight for Our Freedom tour


CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) – Vice President Kamala Harris will arrive in Charleston Wednesday afternoon before making an appearance at the College of Charleston.

The visit is one stop on her Fight for Our Freedom college tour, which focuses on key issues affecting young Americans.

After getting off the plane, she paused and made some brief comments about Israel’s war.

“Needless to say, I am absolutely outraged by what has happened. We are looking at extreme acts of terrorism that must be unequivocally condemned. There is absolutely no justification for terrorism,” she said.

She reiterated the Biden administration’s commitment to Israel and its people “to support them and especially to provide Israel with what it needs to defend itself.”

“Of course, one of our top priorities is the safety and well-being of American citizens, and that will continue to be one of our top priorities,” she said. “It’s also critical, as we have done over the past several days, that We will maintain ongoing communication and engagement with our allies, our Israeli partners, and members of Congress.”

Harris’ flight was later than scheduled to arrive at 11 a.m., and her plane landed shortly after 1:30 p.m.

She is now expected to speak at the College of Charleston around 3:10 p.m., with the White House broadcasting the event live.

At the event at the College of Charleston’s Sottile Theater, Harris is expected to discuss several topics, including reproductive freedom, gun safety and voting rights, as well as pressing issues such as climate action, LGBTQ+ equality and concerns surrounding banned books.

The visit was the seventh stop on her month-long tour of the university.

During her visit, she will visit colleges in seven states, including historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, community colleges and other public schools.

College of Charleston students will have the opportunity to ask the Vice Chancellor questions during the event.

Registration for the event is now closed as space is full. Students who have completed secure registration will need to bring their student ID to enter.

Officials advised commuters to consider alternative routes to avoid traffic congestion. Law enforcement officers will be on site to assist with traffic management.

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