Former Democratic Congresswoman and Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard criticized Vice President Kamala Harris in regards to the marijuana prosecution after Harris condemned the jailing in Russia of WNBA superstar Britney Greener on fees of hashish use.
“Some other word of hypocrisy coming from Kamala Harris and this management you discussed all the way through her outstanding document as Lawyer Basic in California… she saved prisoners in prison longer than their phrases to make use of them as loose slave exertions. however on the identical time, those identical individuals are condemning different international locations for doing the similar,” Gabbard advised Fox Information host Will Kane.
Griner was once sentenced through a Russian court docket to 9 years in jail this week after being stuck with a hashish vape pen at an airport outdoor Moscow previous this 12 months.
The decision drew standard condemnation from U.S. officers, together with Harris, who stated she was once operating to loose Griner.
“With these days’s verdict, Russia continues its wrongful detention of Britney Griner. She must be launched right away,” Harris tweeted on Thursday. “@POTUS and I, and our whole management, paintings each day to reunite Britney, in addition to Paul Whelan, with family members who omit each and every of them very a lot.
Gabbard, who indicated she additionally opposes Griner’s sentencing, stated “what struck me” in Harris’ tweet was once that her management didn’t categorical the similar opinion in opposition to the folk accused of marijuana crimes within the nation.
“The place is your outrage at your fellow American citizens who’re in prison these days right here in USA for minor marijuana violations,” Gabbard stated. “Why do not you battle as laborious for them to get house and reunite with their households as you battle for Britney Greener.”
Gabbard added that she believes Harris is sending the message that the wealthy and robust in the US will probably be handled another way than abnormal American citizens on the subject of prosecutions for marijuana-related crimes.
“Sadly, like too many politicians, she turns out to have her finger at the pulse and make a decision what she must be offended about on any given day, and if it turns into politically uncomfortable or destructive, she’s going to transfer paths.” Gabbard spoke of Harris’ prosecution of marijuana offenders as Lawyer Basic of California.
White Space didn’t right away reply to Fox Information Virtual’s request for remark.