The former Hawaii Democrat Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, during one of the biggest presidential debates ever, ended the hopes of former presidential candidate Kamala Harris; she continues to pursue the Vice President over her inscrutable way of dealing with justice. Harris stated that basketball star Brittney Griner, who is being sentenced to 9 years in a Russian prison for an indictment for marijuana, is currently enduring “wrongful detention” and should be “released immediately.”
But, Harris has a history of vigorously prosecuting drug-related charges. She was also an outspoken opponent of legalization of marijuana when she was California Attorney General and hasn't been as passionate about the prisoners in the U.S. on similar convictions.
Gabbard was adamant about her opinion during Fox News Friday:
Another sign of hypocrisy in the direction of Kamala Harris and the current administration has been mentioned by you during her stellar tenure as attorney general of California…she kept prisoners in jail longer than they served their sentences…
She was responding to a tweet in support of Griner, tweeted by Kamala on August 4, saying:
In today's sentencing, Russia continues to hold a wrongful detention of Brittney Griner. Her release should be immediate. @POTUSand I, along with the entire Administration, is working each day to ensure that we reunite Brittney and Paul Whelan, with their loved family members who miss each one of them deeply.
Gabbard was not happy:
Where is your outrage towards the other Americans who are currently in jail today in the United States of America for minor marijuana-related offenses? What is the reason you're not fighting for them as much to be allowed back home and be reunited with their families like you do fighting for Brittney Griner?
Nine years of carrying the vape pen for cannabis isn't a lot for a person, but anyone who's seen of the film Midnight Express understands that other countries aren't like the USA. My guess is that the Russians recognize that they have an asset that can be traded and will soon be able to reach an agreement in conjunction with the Biden Administration to negotiate the prisoner swap.
Gabbard also claims that the VP is using different standards:
As with other politicians, it appears that she sticks her finger in the air and picks the issues she's supposed to be upset about at any time, and if they become politically unpopular or harmful, then she'll change her mind.
This isn't the only time Tulsi has had harsh words for Harris. As I said, she pretty much delivered a fatal blow to Kamala's 2020 presidential campaign.
Brittney Griner's nine-year prison sentence may appear harsh, however, Gabbard is totally right in criticizing Harris on her sloppy positions as time passes. Kamala's beliefs, as well as that of the superior Joe Biden, change with the political climate.