Tulsi Gabbard Criticizes Kamala Harris’ Record on Criminal Prosecutions

During CNN’s Democratic presidential debate, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) tears into Sen. Kamala Harris’ record when she served as an attorney general and district attorney.

Tulsi Gabbard criticized Kamala Harris’ record on criminal prosecutions, claiming she …

put over 1500 people in jail for marijuana violations and then laughed about it when she was asked if she ever smoked marijuana (Harris said she did smoke marijuana),

she blocked evidence that would have freed an innocent man from death row until the courts forced her to free the man, and

she kept people in prison beyond their sentences to use them as cheap labor for the State of California, and

she fought to keep the cash bail system place that impacts poor people in the worst kind of way.

Did Sen. Kamala Harris really say she listened to Snoop Dogg and Tupac when she smoked marijuana in the ’80s? Not really.

Newly declared presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, who served as San Francisco’s district attorney and California’s attorney general, defends her record on criminal justice as progressive Democrats have criticized her for being a part of the “tough on crime” era.