One of the biggest moments of the second CNN debate on Wednesday night came when Rep. Tulsi Gabbard went after Kamala Harris for her record as a prosecutor.
Gabbard not only criticized Harris, she accused her of doing some pretty dirty things.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Tulsi Gabbard just humiliated Kamala Harris in front of 10 million people
During Wednesday night’s Democratic primary debate, CNN’s Jake Tapper knew exactly what he was doing when he queued up a question for Tulsi Gabbard about her past criticisms of Kamala Harris’s approach to racial issues and her attack on Joe Biden.
Gabbard went off.
Clearly, Gabbard had done her homework, and she absolutely dragged Harris for her abysmal record as California attorney general. During her time in office, Harris took draconian stances on issues of criminal justice, enforcing such merciless policies and displaying such ruthless ambition that “Kamala the cop” has become a common criticism of the candidate.
Gabbard attacked Harris for having locked up thousands of people for mere marijuana possession and laughing about it when asked whether she had smoked pot herself. The congresswoman piled onto Harris, adding on a reference to her office’s shameful move to keep people locked up to preserve “cheap labor for the state of California.”…
The Hawaii congresswoman also called out Harris for the fact that while attorney general, she fought to keep people incarcerated despite exonerating evidence and fought to preserve the unfair system of cash bail.
Watch the video:
.@TulsiGabbard took aim at @KamalaHarris during the #DemDebate2, accusing her of conspiring to keep inmates in California prisons as attorney general to use as "cheap labor" for the state.https://t.co/eARi9PC79Z pic.twitter.com/iN2O09XXoS
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) August 1, 2019
Lots of people are talking about it on Twitter:
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
— Nick Searcy, INTERNATIONAL FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) August 1, 2019
Gabbard clearly got a bump out of it:
Following the last two debates, Tulsi has spiked to #1 in Google Trends, showing America is hungry for her message of ending wasteful wars and the nuclear arms race. Join us to ensure she makes the donation requirement for the September debate #DemDebate https://t.co/pcTHp1M8ei pic.twitter.com/x4FS7oVK5P
— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) August 1, 2019
It’ll be fascinating to see if Harris goes down in polls after her performance.
It wasn’t great.