Progressives Say Kamala Harris Team ‘Inventing Conspiracies’ About Tulsi Gabbard Rather Than Addressing Critiques | Common Dreams News
Supporters of Sen. Kamala Harris’ run for the 2020 Democratic presidential primary nomination suggested Thursday that criticisms of Harris’ record as a prosecutor in California were being driven by a Russian disinformation plot, a theory that was met with ridicule from progressives.
“The questions asked of Senator Harris last night were more than reasonable and should have been asked by the moderators.”
—Rebecca J. Kavanagh
In Wednesday’s second primary debate on CNN, Harris faced tough questions on her record as San Francisco district attorney from 2004 to 2011 and California attorney general from 2011 to 2017 from Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii). In a blistering series of criticisms of Harris’ tenures, Gabbard accused Harris of not doing enough to change the brutality of the criminal justice system.
“The bottom line is, when you were in a position to make a difference and an impact in these people’s lives, you did not and worse yet in the case of those who are on death row, innocent people, you actually blocked evidence from being revealed that would have freed them until you were forced to do so,” said Gabbard. “There’s no excuse for that and the people who suffered under your reign as prosecutor—you owe them an apology.”