Tulsi Gabbard Calls Kamala Harris Out For "Hypocrisy" Regarding Brittney Griner Sentencing

Vice President Kamala Harris pauses to speak with reporters after casting the crucial vote to pass the Inflation Reduction Act in the Capitol on Sunday, August 7, 2022.
Tulsi Gabbard, who once served as a Democratic congresswoman and presidential nominee, slammed Vice President Kamala Harris' history of marijuana prosecution after Harris denounced Russia's conviction of WNBA star Brittney Griner on a cannabis offense.
Gabbard explained to Fox News host Will Cain:
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"Further evidence of hypocrisy on the part of Kamala Harris and this administration is that during her illustrious career as Attorney General in California you mentioned... she was holding prisoners in prison longer than their sentences to use as free slave labor, and at the same time the very same people condemn other countries for doing exactly the same thing.
Last week, a Russian court sentenced Griner to 9 years in prison after he was caught with a cannabis vape pen at an airport near Moscow in February. After the news broke, Harris assured the public that she was working hard to secure Griner's release.
The Vice President tweeted on Thursday:
“With today's sentencing, Russia continues its unlawful detention of Brittney Griner. She should be released immediately. @POTUS and I and our entire administration work every day to reunite Brittney and Paul Whelan with their loved ones who miss each of them dearly."
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However, Gabbard insisted that this compassion should also be extended to Americans convicted of low levels of marijuana possession.
"Where is your outrage for your fellow Americans who are in prison here in the United States today for minor marijuana violations," Gabbard asked. "How come you don't fight as hard for them to return home and reunite with their families like you do for Brittney Griner?"
Two things can be true at the same time; We can ask Harris to work to secure Griner's release and show the same courtesy to the inmates.
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