Vice President Kamala Harris torpedoed her past work as a prosecutor in California over the weekend by declaring “Nobody should have to go to jail for smoking weed.” Harris’ comments come after President Joe Biden announced mass pardons for Americans incarcerated for federal drug convictions for marijuana.
But Kamala Harris has sent at least 1,560 people to prison for marijuana-related offenses, so Twitter annihilated her for blatant hypocrisy. C’MON MAN!
“And speaking of the system of justice,” Harris began. “We are also changing — y’all might have heard that this week — the federal government’s approach to marijuana.”
As the crowd cheered, Harris continued, “Because the bottom line there is nobody should have to go to jail for smoking weed.”
Watch the clip above.
Reactions from the Twitterverse courtesy of The Daily Wire:
San Francisco Republican Party Chairman John Dennis — who is challenging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her seat in Congress — called out the vice president in a tweet, saying, “Shameless. As California Attorney General Harris sent people to jail for …smoking weed.”
“The hypocrisy is staggering,” actor Matthew Marsden added.
U.S. Senate Candidate Mark Meuser (R-CA) pointed out: “Clearly, Kamala has forgotten her legacy in California.”
“REMINDER: Kamala Harris has sent at least 1,560 people to prison for marijuana-related offenses,” Steve Guest, special communications advisor to Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) said.
“Kamala Harris comes out against Kamala Harris,” Dan King added.
“Say what you will about Kamala but at least she’s consistent,” @MattsIdeaShop joked.
“Now … people can change. But this still funny,” O’Shea Jackson tweeted.