If you missed last night's Democrat primary debate, the breakaway star was Rep Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hi).
During an exchange with Senator Kamala Harris (D-Ca) and former Vice President Joe Biden (D-De), Gabbard took shots at Harris, pointing out how she put people in jail for marijuana, kept prisoners locked up for labor, and blocked evidence that would free a man from death row.
I want to bring the conversation back to the broken criminal justice system that is disproportionately negatively impacting black and brown people all across this country today. Now Senator Harris says she’s proud of her record as a prosecutor and that she’ll be a prosecutor president.
But I’m deeply concerned about this record. There are too many examples to cite but she put over 1,500 people in jail for marijuana violations and then laughed about it when she was asked if she ever smoked marijuana.
She blocked evidence -- she blocked evidence that would have freed an innocent man from death row until the courts forced her to do so. She kept people in prison beyond their sentences to use them as cheap labor for the state of California.
And she fought to keep bail system in place that impacts poor people in the worst kind of way.
Kamala Harris put an awful lot of poor brown people in prison - does that matter to Democrat primary voters?
Harris clearly wasn't prepared for the attack. Instead of defending those points, she pivoted and tried to focus on Joe Biden. It didn't work - the damage was done.