Quite a bit of the second night of Democratic debates was dedicated to criminal justice reform, and that shone the spotlight on rivals Joe Biden and his 1994 crime bill and former cop Kamala Harris and her prosecution of marijuana users. Biden was the one who was supposed to throw down on Harris, but it was his lifeline Tulsi Gabbard who went to town on her record.
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
The accusation levied by Biden against Harris that she said was untrue?
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) August 1, 2019
Harris has done that repeatedly tonight. She keeps saying clearly true things are false.
Might work in the moment, but the post-debate coverage should be brutal. https://t.co/ito6aDKBKm
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) August 1, 2019
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on Sen. Kamala Harris' time as prosecutor: "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." https://t.co/UHkoBEovjF #DemDebate2 pic.twitter.com/xGy91CLKqI
— ABC News (@ABC) August 1, 2019
Tulsi Gabbard is trending on Twitter. This can’t be good for Kamala Harris.
— Ken Gardner (@KenGardner11) August 1, 2019
— Stacey (@ScotsFyre) August 1, 2019
— Jose (@ProudVeteranQ) August 1, 2019
— Ryan Ranger (@Nebula81081) August 1, 2019
Tulsi Gabbard checks Kamala Harris on her record. Over incarceration, didn’t free an innocent inmate and more. Kamala’s response is a deflection which surmises as “doing the job is harder than talking about doing the job”. True, but it’s your record Senator. #DemDebate
— Tim Black ™ (@RealTimBlack) August 1, 2019
Tulsi Gabbard is the first candidate to slam Kamala Harris’ troubling prosecutorial record, to applause.
Harris had nothing… and then said she was always against the death penalty, but went on to say she was “proud” of her death penalty decisions. ?#DemDebate
— Emma Vigeland (@EmmaVigeland) August 1, 2019
Gabbard to Kamala pic.twitter.com/9cnkQHhIGJ
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) August 1, 2019
— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) August 1, 2019
— America Rising (@AmericaRising) August 1, 2019
Not only did Harris say she was proud of her work as a prosecutor and attorney general — she dismissed the criticisms as “fancy words” on a stage:
Harris just called a fact-based criticism a "fancy opinion." @DemDebate
— Richard Burr (@RichardBurr_DN) August 1, 2019
did kamala rly just say that wanting to take an innocent man off death row is a "fancy opinion" bitch what the fuck
— Mira Gonzalez (@miragonz) August 1, 2019
"It's not about some fancy opinion on a stage"
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) August 1, 2019
A 'fancy opinion on a stage' is the new binders full of women. pic.twitter.com/UxBtbyQQHz
— Dr Kate W (@namosa4me) August 1, 2019
FANCY OPINION! pic.twitter.com/pKsDJnqw73
— Todd N. Tucker (@toddntucker) August 1, 2019
"Fancy opinion on a stage," eh?
— Sarah Larson (@asarahlarson) August 1, 2019
Kamala Harris to Tulsi: I didn't just give a fancy opinion on a stage…"
What? She's just a simple country lawyer now?
— D. Bran (@Comanchegyrl) August 1, 2019
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 1, 2019