Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) “put over 1,500 people in jail for marijuana violations and then laughed about it when she was asked if she ever smoked marijuana,” said Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) during Wednesday night’s Democratic presidential debate. In its promotional framing and question, CNN pushed hard for another showdown between Harris and former vice president Joe Biden. But the more authentic and substantial spat so far came between Harris and Gabbard. Responding to Biden, Harris said she was proud of the work she did as attorney general of California, positioning her efforts as a matter of cleaning up policies put in place by people like the former VP. (Biden had just taken a well-deserved takedown from New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker about his “tough on crime” rhetoric.) But Gabbard wouldn’t let this revisionist history stand.
Source: Tulsi’s right: Kamala Harris is a drug warrior and dirty prosecutor – UPDATES