During the weekend, critics attacked Vice President Kamala Harris for claiming that marijuana smoking shouldn’t be considered a crime.
Harris’ remarks came after President Joe Biden’s Thursday announcement announcing mass pardons for thousands of drug-related convictions in federal courts. This was despite her record as a California prosecutor.
VP HARRIS: “Nobody should have to go to jail for smoking weed.” pic.twitter.com/yHDGeUyQ9e
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Harris stated, “And speaking of the system of justice.
Harris stated while the crowd cheered, “Because the bottom line is there should not be anybody having to go to jail for smoking marijuana.”
John Dennis, San Francisco Republican Party Chairman and currently challenging Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker, tweeted at the vice president. He called it “Shameless.” California Attorney General Harris put people in jail for “smoking pot”. ”
Matthew Marsden, the actor added that “the hypocrisy had been staggering”.
U.S. Senator Candidate Mark Meuser (R-CA) pointed out that Kamala clearly forgot her California heritage.
“REMINDER – Kamala Harris sent at most 1,560 people to prison for marijuana-related crimes,” Steve Guest, special communications advisor to Senator Ted Cruz stated.
Dan King stated, “Kamala Harris has outstripped Kamala Harris.”
@MattsIdeaShop joked: “Say whatever about Kamala. But at least she’s consistent. ”
O’Shea Jackson tweeted: “Now…people are able to change. But this is still funny. ”
— O’Shea Jack(Nichol)son (@OsheaJacksonJr) October 9, 2022
Many critics pointed to the 2020 presidential campaign. Many believed Harris’ presidential campaign ended at this point. This was the moment when Tulsi Gabbard, a former Congresswoman, gave details about Harris’ record during the debate stage.
“I want to bring the conversation back to the broken criminal justice system that is disproportionately negatively affecting black and brown people all across this country today,” Gabbard began, adding, “Now, Senator Harris says she’s proud of her record as a prosecutor and she’ll be a prosecutor president, but I’m deeply concerned about this record.”
“There are too many examples to cite,” Gabbard continued. “She put over 1500 people in jail for marijuana violations and then laughed about it when she was asked if she ever smoked marijuana.”