During the second night of the Democratic primary debates in Detroit, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard attacked Sen. Kamala Harris on her questionable record as California attorney general.
“Senator Harris said she’s proud of her record as a prosecutor and that she’ll be a prosecutor president,” said Gabbard. “But, I’m deeply concerned about this record.”
She put over 1,500 people in jail for marijuana violations, and then laughed about it when she was asked if she’d ever smoked marijuana. She blocked evidence that would have freed a 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. And she fought to keep cash bail system in place that impacts poor people in the worst kind of way.
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Harris said she was proud of what she did as California’s attorney general. She told the audience that she reformed the criminal justice system as the attorney general of California. Harris spent the rest of her rebuttal explaining to Gabbard how giving “fancy speeches” and creating legislation is much less difficult than actually trying to get the job done.
It was evident that Harris was prepared for an attack from Joe Biden, yet she seemed unprepared for an attack on her record as California’s attorney general.