Vice President Kamala Harris has a knack for saying and doing what’s most politically expedient for her at the moment. Right now, it’s calling Russia out for imprisoning Brittney Griner for cannabis possession. It’s a crime there, and Harris herself prosecuted and jailed people for the same thing when she was a state attorney. Let’s see what Tulsi Gabbard had to say.
Friday on FNC’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) criticized Vice President Kamala Harris for her double standard of justice on WNBA player Brittney Griner.
Griner was sentenced to nine years in Russia for violating Russian drug laws after being caught in possession of cannabis vape cartridges.
Gabbard compared Harris’ remarks calling for Griner’s release to her time as California’s attorney general and having prosecuted and incarcerated those charged with marijuana possession.
“The thing that struck me when I saw Kamala Harris’s tweet and her statement expressing this outrage about Brittney Griner, first of all, let me say, I don’t think anybody anywhere in the world should be imprisoned for marijuana possession,” she continued. “Period. Full stop. When you look at Kamala Harris’ statement on Twitter, she is expressing this outrage about Brittney Griner. My question for her and the Biden administration is, where is your outrage for your fellow Americans who are sitting in prison today here in the United States of America because of minor marijuana violations?”
“How come you are not fighting as hard for them to be returned home and reunited with their families as you are for Brittney Griner?” Gabbard added. “And to me, the message to the American people through their actions is loud and clear. It is that if you are rich and powerful or famous, then you will get special treatment from this administration. If you are not, we don’t care about you, and we’re going to let you sit there and rot in jail.”
WNBA star Brittney Griner was sentenced to 9 years in prison in Russia for possession of cannabis. That’s a pretty long sentence, plus Putin may just be using her as a pawn. But does Gabbard have a point? Should we be incarcerating Americans for possession of marijuana, when at the same time we are calling for the release of one American who was arrested in Russia for the same crime?