Vice President Kamala Harris turned a few heads for comments made in support of President Joe Biden’s recent announcement regarding marijuana pardons; Harris says “nobody should have to go to jail for smoking weed” despite her record as a prosecutor in California locking up pot smokers.
“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.”
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Twitter, of course, had a field day (h/t The Daily Wire)
“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.