Vice President Kamala Harris has proved once again that there is only one person in the current administration who makes more verbal gaffes, and that is her running mate, President Joe Biden.
Harris’ latest verbal faux pas came on the heels of Biden’s pledge last week to pardon thousands of people jailed on federal charges of marijuana use and possession in what Republicans described as a nakedly political stunt that further demonstrates the Democratic Party’s desire to undermine the rule of law. As a prosecutor in California, Harris put scores of people behind bars for (what for it) smoking weed.
VP HARRIS: "Nobody should have to go to jail for smoking weed." pic.twitter.com/yHDGeUyQ9e
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) October 9, 2022
“And speaking of the system of justice,” Harris said. “We are also changing — y’all might have heard that this week — the federal government’s approach to marijuana.”
As the crowd cheered, Harris added, “Because the bottom line there is nobody should have to go to jail for smoking weed.”
Cue the responses.
“Shameless. As California Attorney General Harris sent people to jail for …smoking weed,” San Francisco Republican Party Chairman John Dennis — who is challenging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her seat in Congress — wrote in a tweet.
“The hypocrisy is staggering,” actor Matthew Marsden added.
U.S. Senate candidate and California Republican Mark Meuser wrote: “Clearly, Kamala has forgotten her legacy in California.”
“REMINDER: Kamala Harris has sent at least 1,560 people to prison for marijuana-related offenses,” said Steve Guest, special communications advisor to Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas).
“Kamala Harris comes out against Kamala Harris,” Dan King added.
“Say what you will about Kamala but at least she’s consistent,” Twitter user @MattsIdeaShop joked.
“Now … people can change. But this still funny,” O’Shea Jackson tweeted.
In August 2019, then-Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) became the most-searched Democratic presidential candidate after she called out Harris over her record as prosecutor and attorney general:
I want to bring the conversation back to the broken criminal justice system that is disproportionately negatively impacting black and brown people all across this country today. Now Senator Harris says she’s proud of her record as a prosecutor and that she’ll be a prosecutor president.
But I’m deeply concerned about this record. There are too many examples to cite but she put over 1,500 people in jail for marijuana violations and then laughed about it when she was asked if she ever smoked marijuana.
She blocked evidence — she blocked evidence that would have freed an innocent man from death row until the courts forced her to do so. She kept people in prison beyond their sentences to use them as cheap labor for the state of California.
— The Redheaded libertarian (@TRHLofficial) October 9, 2022