No joke here, Kamala Harris may very well be the most clueless and tone-deaf American politician of the last 30 years. She just can't. Get. It. Right.
Vice President Kamala Harris has been slammed online as a hypocrite after she condemned Russian officials for sentencing basketball star Brittney Griner to nine years in prison for drug smuggling.
The WNBA star was found guilty on Thursday by a judge who rejected her claim she accidentally brought a marijuana pen into the country. Prosecutors had asked that she be jailed for nine-and-a-half years, six months less than the maximum of 10 years in prison. ...
Following the announcement, Harris tweeted: 'With today's sentencing, Russia continues its wrongful detention of Brittney Griner. Sher[sic] should be released immediately.' ...
But almost immediately after she posted her condemnation of Griner's sentencing, people on Twitter pointed out that she locked up thousands of people on marijuana charges while she was the district attorney of San Francisco.
I mean really. I guess she was inevitably going to say something about this. But you'd think with a record like this, they'd be able to figure it out with a little more tact:
In fact, as the district attorney [of San Francisco], Harris oversaw more than 1,900 marijuana convictions, and prosecutors in her office convicted people on marijuana charges at a higher rate than her predecessor, according to Mercury News.
A 2019 investigation by the Washington Free Beacon also found that between 2011 and 2016, while Harris was the California attorney general, at least 1,560 people were sent to California state prisons on marijuana-related offenses.
Folks were not having it, meanwhile:
I would love to be a fly on the wall when Kamala Harris opened up her Twitter to read those replies:
Read the room, Madame Vice President!
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