Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard held nothing back when taking on 2020 Candidate Kamala Harris on her horrendous record as Attorney General during last nights second CNN Democrat Debate.
Here a rush transcript published by The Federalist Papers:
GABBARD: I want to bring the conversation back to the criminal justice system that is disproportionately affecting black and brown people. I’m concerned about this record of senator Harris.
She put over 1,500 people in jail for marijuana violations and laughed about it when she was asked if she ever smoked marijuana.
She blocked evidence that would have freed an innocent man from Death Row. She kept people in prison beyond their sentences to use them as cheap labor for the state of California.
She fought to keep cash bail system in place that impacts poor people in the worst kind of way.
HARRIS: As the elected Attorney general of California, I did the work of significantly reforming the criminal justice system of the state of 40 million people which became a national model for the work that needs to be done.
And I am proud of that work. And I am proud of making a decision to not just give fancy speeches or be in a legislative body and give speeches on the floor but doing the work of being in the position to use the power that I had to reform a system that is badly in need of reform.
That is why we created initiatives that were about re-entering form offenders and getting them counseling. That’s why I’m an advocate for what we need to do to not only decriminalize but legalize marijuana.
GABBARD: When you were in a position to make a difference and an impact in these people’s lives, you did not and worse yet in the case of those who are on Death Row, you blocked evidence from being revealed that would have freed them until you were forced to do so.
There’s no excuse for that and the people who suffered under your reign as prosecutor, you owe them an apology.
HARRIS: My entire career, I have been personally opposed to the death penalty and that has never changed and I dare anybody who’s in a position to make that decision to face the people I have faced to say I will not seek the death penalty.
That the my background, that is my work. I am proud of it. I think you can judge people by when they are under fire and it’s not about some fancy opinion on a stage but when they’re in the position to actually make a decision what do they do.
When I was in the position of having to decide whether or not to seek a death penalty on cases I prosecuted, I made a very difficult decision that was not popular to not seek the death penalty. History shows that and I am proud of those decisions.
— Ryan Ranger (@Nebula81081) August 1, 2019
Tulsi Gabbard just annihilated Kamala Harris' horrendous record as Attorney General.
She kept innocent defendants locked up while KNOWING there was exonerating evidence.
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) August 1, 2019