Saying that Kamala Harris and her family will uphold the highest ethical standards, White House Undersecretary of State Sabrina Singh said that according to White House policy, the name of the US Vice President should not be used for any business activities.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Sabrina Singh’s announcement came after White House Vice President Kamala Harris’ daughter-in-law Meena Harris was asked to “stop using her aunt”.
The White House asks Harris’ daughter-in-law not to use her aunt’s name
A White House official has said that after the victory of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the 2020 US presidential election, the alternative group’s ethics lawyers told Meena that she can no longer make clothes or write new books with her aunt’s name or resemblance. The official added that the White House had said that Vice President Mami’s sweatshirts, Harris themed swimwear and other items previously sold were not allowed under this new rule.
Earlier, the US local media had written that “Meena’s problem is going global” and accused him of getting into India’s internal politics. This helped provoke the Indian government’s response after the Meena series tweeted about the ongoing farmers ’protest in India. Not only that, but Meena’s comments on the ongoing protests have added an unexpected twist to India-US relations because US President Joe Biden is seeking to engage with the country’s leader.
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The White House responded to such tweets by Harris’ daughter-in-law, describing the tweets as an expression of a private citizen’s opinion. In one of the many tweets that terrify what is happening in India, Meena wrote in one of her latest tweets about India when she retweeted the news about the arrest of climate activist Disha Ravi.
In recent weeks, there has been a sudden stir in Meena’s tweets about India. He has openly come out in support of farmers protesting against the recently enacted agricultural laws and the arrest of persons associated with it. According to PTI sources, the White House believes his tweet is unlikely to have any impact on Indo-US relations, which the Biden administration has prioritized. Since Kamala Harris became vice president of the United States, her daughter-in-law has appeared in several news reports. Prior to the election, he was banned for sharing the post ‘Navratri Is Lit’ which had his aunt’s head on a poster of Goddess Durga.
Here are some recent tweets from Meena Harris
I choose to stay because I support peaceful opposition, and any government that claims to be a democracy and silences dissent should worry all of us. https://t.co/a0d6BTINhb
– Meena Harris (ene Meena Harris) February 11, 2021
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It’s weird to look at a photo burned by an extremist gang, but imagine what they would do if we lived in India. I tell you – 23 Yo labor rights activist Nodeep Kaur was arrested, tortured and sexually abused. He has been remanded in custody for more than 20 days. pic.twitter.com/Ypt2h1hWJz
– Meena Harris (ene Meena Harris) February 5, 2021
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Indian authorities have arrested another 21-year-old female activist, Yo Disha Ravi, for publishing a social media tool on how to support the farmers’ struggle. Read this book about the sequence of events and ask why activists are being targeted and silenced by the government. https://t.co/ycUgDEqwdF
– Meena Harris (ene Meena Harris) February 14, 2021
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