She gave a lengthy answer, then when pushed on it, agreed with Charlamagne that she would support “some type of” reparations.
“Where do you stand on some form of reparations for black people? Here you see Mayor De Blasio saying the marijuana economy could be a form of reparations. Marianne Williamson says black people should get a hundred billion in slave reparations–like, where do you stand on it?” Charlamagne asked.
Well look, I think that we have got to address that again, it’s back to the inequities. There, through–look, America has a history of 200 years of slavery. We had Jim Crow. We had legal segregation in America for a very long time. The Voting Rights Act was only strong for 50 years and then they wiped it out with this United States Supreme Court in the Shelby decision, to the point that 22 states immediately thereafter put in place laws that one court found were crafted with surgical precision to have black people not be able to vote.”
So we’ve got to recognize, back to that earlier point, people aren’t starting out on the same base, in terms of their ability to succeed and so we have got to recognize that and give people a lift up. And, there are a number of ways to do it. Part of my initiative again around the ‘Lift Act’ is that same point–you lifting people up who are making less than a hundred thousand dollars a year. What I want to do about rent is the same thing. What we need to do around education and understanding disparities, what we need to do around HBCUs. But we have a history of racism in America.
Charlamagne asked again, “So you are for some type of reparations?”
“Yes I am, yes I am,” Harris responded.
Harris announced her 2020 campaign in January, kicking off the race by saying, “The American people deserve to have someone who is going to fight for them, who is going to see them, who will hear them, who will care about them and put them in front of self-interest.”
Last week, she expressed support for the socialist Green New Deal introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).
Kamala Harris Backs Marijuana Legalization: ‘We Need More Joy’
Senator Kamala Harris followed the lead of several other Democratic presidential candidates on Monday in announcing her support for the legalization of recreational marijuana.
“Half my family’s from Jamaica,” the California Democrat replied when asked about the issue in an appearance on the New York radio show The Breakfast Club.
“Are you kidding me?”
“Listen, I think it gives a lot of people joy. And we need more joy,” Harris said when asked whether she would repeat her college experience of smoking a joint should the drug be legalized federally for recreational use.
“I did inhale,” she laughed. “It was a long time ago, but yes. I just broke news!”Stay Updated with NR Daily
NR's afternoon roundup of the day's best commentary & must-read analysis.
The senator added, however, that she supports regulations on use of the drug while driving as well as more “research [into] the impact of weed on a developing brain.”
Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, another high-profile Democrat vying for the party’s presidential nomination, brought the issue up early on and pushed for federal legalization. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who is also seeking the nomination, supported Booker’s proposals to loosen restrictions on the drug and said last year that, “the federal government needs to get out of the business of outlawing marijuana.” Senator Amy Klobuchar, who announced her presidential campaign on Sunday, signed onto a bill Warren herself sponsored that sought to protect states where marijuana is legal from federal intervention.
A majority of Americans, 62 percent, support legalizing marijuana, according to a Pew Research Center poll last fall.
Kamala Harris, pushing legal marijuana, says she smoked pot in college: 'And I inhaled'
California Sen. Kamala Harris, reiterating her support for marijuana legalization at the federal level, acknowledged Monday that she's smoked pot in the past, saying: “I have. And I inhaled. I did inhale.”
The 2020 Democratic presidential contender, in discussing the broader use of the drug, said, “I think it gives a lot of people joy.
And we need more joy in the world.”
Harris made her comments on "The Breakfast Club," the New York City-based nationally syndicated radio program hosted by DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne tha God. The program touts that it is “the world’s most dangerous morning show.”
"It was a long time ago but yes. I just broke news," the senator and former Golden State attorney general said as she discussed her past pot use. She added that she smoked weed in college and that “it was a joint.”
The subject came up when Harris, the daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants, was asked by the hosts about rumors she opposes marijuana legalization.
“That’s not true. Look, I joke about it, I have joked about it. Half my family is from Jamaica, are you kidding me,” she said, laughing.
But Harris said “we need to research the impact of weed on a developing brain” and said measuring how marijuana impairs people who are driving needs to be addressed.
Harris supports a bill – introduced Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, a rival for the Democratic presidential nomination – that would end the federal marijuana prohibition.
“Making marijuana legal at the federal level is the smart thing to do and it’s the right thing to do. Today, I’m announcing my support for @CoryBooker’s Marijuana Justice Act,” she tweeted in May of last year.
Booker spotlighted his calls for legalizing marijuana when he launched his presidential campaign earlier this month. Among those who support Booker’s bill are Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York – who’s launched a presidential exploratory committee – and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who’s seriously mulling making a second straight run for the White House.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who formally announced her candidacy on Saturday, has pushed for modernizing federal marijuana laws.
Recreational marijuana is legal in 10 states, with several more states weighing legalization this year. Thirty-three states have legalized medicinal marijuana.
Public opinion surveys suggest that calling for marijuana legalization is a winning issue with American voters. Nearly 60 percent of Americans said they supported legalizing marijuana in a Fox News Poll released a year ago.
The country’s previous two presidents, Democrat Barack Obama and Republican George W. Bush, both admitted to smoking marijuana.
While President Trump has not acknowledged smoking pot, his administration’s tough stance on the drug may be easing. A year ago, under the leadership of then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Justice Department rescinded Obama administration guidance allowing states to legalize pot without the threat of federal interference.
But Trump’s nominee to replace Sessions – William Bar – has indicated he won’t continue to enforce the crackdown implemented by Sessions.
Willie Brown Throws Shade at Ex-Girlfriend Kamala Harris: Can't Beat TrumpFormer San Francisco mayor and California State Assembly speaker Willie Brown threw shade at his ex-girlfriend, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), and the other contenders for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 2020, writing Saturday that none of them can beat President Donald Trump.
In his weekly column in the San Francisco Chronicle, Brown wrote:
Make no mistake, President Trump’s State of the Union address was the kickoff for his 2020 re-election campaign, and so far I’ve yet to see a Democrat who can beat him.
[T]he overnight polling after the speech showed that once again, he connected with voters, at least enough voters to make him a 2020 favorite.
You can’t say the same for the Democratic contenders. They all have impressive credentials, winning personalities and positive messages, but none displays the “people personality” that our media-savvy president has mastered.
Let’s just hope Democrats can figure out that we need to go beyond the left and motivate voters across the board, just as midterm congressional campaigns did under Nancy Pelosi’s leadership.
This article was sourced from Breitbart
This article was sourced from Breitbart
This article was sourced from National Review
This article was sourced from Foxnews