LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — We all know rush-hour traffic on the 405 Freeway is downright miserable, but is it “human rights issue” bad?

That’s how U.S. Senator Kamala Harris described the region’s infrastructure needs in a tweet posted Tuesday night.

Harris wrote: “Here’s the truth: infrastructure spending isn’t a transportation issue for most Americans — it’s a human rights issue.”

It’s not the first time Harris has referred to Southland traffic in such stark terms.

In an interview with McClatchy DC last November, Harris made a similar observation while citing a $59 million shortfall in state transportation funding, but at the time, she described the remark as a “joke”.

“If you are ever on the 405 in LA and if you lived in Los Angeles people would tell you it is a human rights issue (laughs)…I joke, human rights, but the reality is that in a lot of places in our country people cannot afford to live where they work,” she told McClatchy.

Reaction to Harris’ tweet was less than supportive.

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Comments (9)
  1. Well here we go. We traded one person that was ignorant senator for another one that isn’t any better. I hope you ignorant voters and the media in the cities of this state are happy. Kamala Harris is a major embarrassment. Democrat politicians from California are a laughing stock and the rest of the country is laughing HARD.