Politics

California-born Afghan-American says voters ‘expected a lot more from’ VP Harris

24-year-old Afghan-American, Willy Moosayar, said that voters “expected a lot more” from the country’s first female, immigrant-born Vice President.

Moosayar, the son of Afghan immigrants, protested outside California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s anti-recall rally on Wednesday, where Harris joined the governor to campaign on his behalf. “You know, we were excited to have Kamala — a woman of color, the daughter of an immigrant — in our government as a vice first female vice president because we thought we can connect with her, she will feel for us,” Moosayar told Fox News. “But it’s been a total disappointment, which is why we were there.”

He added that Afghan-Americans “were there to support her” when she was running for president, and now, “the Afghan people are watching her.” “As a leader of a powerhouse nation and as a leader of a country like America, we expected a lot more from her,” Moosayar said. “I know that a lot of the Afghan community supported her through her campaign and was very excited to have her as our vice president. But it’s clearly a disappointment for us.” California — specifically the Bay Area — is home to some of the largest Afghan communities in the U.S.

“I mean, the guilt has been killing us,” Moosayar said of his family. Their home in Afghanistan was “bombarded” and “destructed” after they left the country. “There’s nothing there any more. My parents wouldn’t have fled if they didn’t have the chance to become [refugees] in America,” he said. “I wouldn’t be here today. They wouldn’t be here today. So, we were given a second chance at life and to come and pursue the American dream. And it was an act of humanity for us.”

“They are not a government,” he explained. “I mean, most of those officials were released from Guantanamo Bay or prisons in Pakistan, and they’re now leading a country of over 30 million people. Can you imagine what America would do if we had a prisoner as our president?” [FOX].

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE
PHOTO CREDITS: DAILY ADVENT

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