NewsKamala Harris shows her readiness to be a leader. Mentions Navalny's death

Kamala Harris shows her readiness to be a leader. Mentions Navalny's death

US Vice President Kamala Harris on the Munich Security Conference opening day in Munich, Germany, on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024. The 60th Munich Security Conference runs through Feb. 18, at a time when Russia's invasion of Ukraine is soon to reach a third year. Photographer: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg via Getty Images
US Vice President Kamala Harris on the Munich Security Conference opening day in Munich, Germany, on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024. The 60th Munich Security Conference runs through Feb. 18, at a time when Russia's invasion of Ukraine is soon to reach a third year. Photographer: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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9:56 AM EST, February 16, 2024

"Before I begin today, We've all just received reports that Alexei Navalny has died in Russia; this is, of course, terrible news, which we are working to confirm [...] if confirmed, this would be a further sign of Putin's brutality. Whatever story they tell, let us be clear- Russia is responsible. We will have more to say on this later"

As She was the first US official to speak on Navalny's death, She made a message clear. Putin's regime is behind this death, and we cannot be silent on that. She also sent her prayers to Alexi's wife, who was present in the audience.

Fire fighting

While the Campaign nonsense of President Trump is spreading fast in Europe, Kamala Harris has two different tasks on her trip to the Munich Security Conference. First- the most obvious one is to fight the fear of European leaders. Second, a deeper one is hidden in our domestic politics. While the age of our president tends to be the main topic of the debate on his reelection, Kamala Harris has to show the country that She would be capable of handling issues not only in the country but also in foreign contacts.

As the New York Times predicted, the speech she delivered today aimed to calm all European leaders, but They weren't the only recipients. Kamala spoke directly to the people of America; she argued about the critical role that global partnerships play and should play for our country in the future.

"We gather amid an increased instability and conflict in the Middle East, Russia's ongoing aggression in Ukraine, China's efforts to reshape the international order, transformative technological changes, and of course the threat of climate crisis"

As she listed the problems We are about to face or are currently facing, she jumped into showing the U.S.'s role as a leader and a country defending the rules and orders. She suggested that America's interest is to fight for democracy, not to accept the rights of dictators. She went further to ensure the leaders of America's will to work with partners worldwide.

Bavarian Premier Markus Soeder (L) welcomes US Vice President Kamala Harris (R) at the Munich International Airport who arrived to attend the 60th Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Munich, Germany, 15 February 2024. More than 500 high-level international decision-makers meet at the 60th Munich Security Conference in Munich during their annual meeting from 16 to 18 February 2024 to discuss global security issues. EPA/ANNA SZILAGYI Dostawca: PAP/EPA.
Bavarian Premier Markus Soeder (L) welcomes US Vice President Kamala Harris (R) at the Munich International Airport who arrived to attend the 60th Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Munich, Germany, 15 February 2024. More than 500 high-level international decision-makers meet at the 60th Munich Security Conference in Munich during their annual meeting from 16 to 18 February 2024 to discuss global security issues. EPA/ANNA SZILAGYI Dostawca: PAP/EPA.© PAP | PAP/EPA/ANNA SZILAGYI

Defending democracy at home, and abroad

As her speech continued, she stated firmly that her and President Biden's stance on defending democratic values, freedom and free will of people is as strong as during their term in the White House.

"It's clear to me- this approach makes America strong and keeps Americans safe. However, there are some in the US who disagree. They suggest it is in the best interest of American people to isolate ourselves from the world [...] to embrace dictators,"- She stated, strongly referring to Trump's campaign words on embracing Russia to invade NATO allies. "That view would weaken America and would undermine global stability and prosperity"

Discussing the role of America, she stated firmly that global leadership of the country benefits all of the people living in the U.S. America is known for its ease of making allies, and in the vice president's view, it's what made the country the most prosperous and powerful country in the world.

We cannot be strong abroad, if we are not strong at home

"We have made once-in-a-generation investments to rebuild our roads and bridges and highways with more than 4 thousand infrastructure projects across all of our 50 states"

While meeting climate goals by shifting to green energy, America stays at the position of the strongest in the World. While the Biden administration secured the historic job creation in the country, people are building the strongest America ever. The vice president was heard saying

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