During a debate the Democrats held to decide on a nominee, one particular moment involving Tulsi Gabbard and Kamala Harris stood out. It was a total takedown of Kamala Harris by Tulsi Gabbard on Harris’ poor record on criminal justice reform and Harris never recovered:
“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 [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, and she fought to keep the bail system in place that impacts poor people in the worst kind of way.”
Harris responded to defend her record but then Gabbard came back with a zinger:
“The people who suffered under your reign, prosecutor, oh you owe them an apology.”
It’s hard to believe this far-left VP candidate adds anything to the ticket for Biden. Her record on criminal justice is just one of many strikes against her.