Rep. called out Sen. on her criminal justice record at Wednesday night’s Democratic presidential debate.
“Kamala 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,” Gabbard said, referring to Harris’ time as attorney general of California from 2011 to 2017.
Gabbard took Harris to task for flip-flopping on decriminalizing marijuana. The congresswoman from Hawaii pointed out that Harris joked in a that she smoked weed in college, but the former attorney general also locked up over 1,000 people on marijuana citations.
“There are too many examples to cite, but she put over 1,500 people in jail for marijuana violations and then laughed about it