The Brief: "Copmala" is a nickname for Kamala Harris referencing her career in law enforcement.


A combination of cop and Kamala, “Copmala” is often used by critics of Senator Kamala Harris who view her pro-police record and former position as California Attorney General as negative. Harris has embraced her image as a leader in law enforcement, referring to herself as the “top cop” of California.

The term Copmala is often used in reference to the “Kamala Harris is a cop” meme and denunciation from members of the left who see policing as a violent and racist institution and wish to reform, abolish, and/or defund the police.