Kamala Harris and her family will uphold “highest ethical standards”, says White House

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Kamala Harris and her family will uphold “highest ethical standards”, says White House

White House statement on the row over niece’s use of her name

Reacting to news stories including in the Los Angeles Times of rising concern over Vice-President Kamala Harris’ niece Meena Harris using her aunt’s title to promote her business and model, the White House said the Vice-President and her household will uphold “the very best moral standards”, including that her title should not be utilized in any commercial activities to suggest an endorsement.

“The Vice-President and her family will uphold the highest ethical standards and it’s the White Home’s coverage that the Vice-President’s title should not be used in connection with any business actions that would fairly be understood to indicate an endorsement or help,” Deputy Press Secretary for Vice-President Sabrina Singh said in a press release to The Hindu.

The LA Instances had reported final week {that a} present White Home official (whose title was withheld) was “shocked” after watching a Meena Harris interview with former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager.

“Some issues can’t be undone” however “behavior wants to alter,” the official is quoted as saying.

The interview, aired 5 days earlier than the presidential inauguration, featured images of the Harris household and Meena Harris’ children’s ebook Ambitious Girl as well as T-shirts from her clothes model, Phenomenal.

Ms. Meena Harris, a 36-year-old Harvard educated lawyer, and businesswoman has used themes related together with her aunt, together with a T-shirt that claims, “I’m Talking” — a reference to what Ms. Harris had stated when interrupted by her opponent, former Vice-President Mike Pence during a pre-election debate.

The LA Instances story stated the conflicts “don’t rival” entanglements within the Trump presidency.

Ms. Meena Harris has been within the news extra lately after she tweeted in support of the farmers’ protests.

On Monday, she retweeted an article on the arrest of 21-year-old climate activist Disha Ravi.

The White Home doesn’t have the standing to intrude in what Ms. Harris says about the farmers’ protests.

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