Kamala Harris Under Fire For Comments About Weed, Radio Show Says She Was Misquoted
Senator Kamala Harris, who is gearing up for her 2020 presidential run, recently stopped by The Breakfast Club morning radio show to talk about her platform, specifically her support for legalizing marijuana, but some are criticizing her appearance on the show for comments she made about smoking weed while in college.
While discussing her support of legalizing marijuana, which will be part of her 2020 presidential platform, Kamala Harris admitted that she had indeed smoked weed herself, when asked the question by Charlamagne Tha God. However, some news outlets are criticizing her comments because she also claimed to listen to rappers Snoop Dogg and 2Pac while she would smoke weed in college, but the albums by those rappers were not released yet when Harris was attending university.
Fox News specifically notes that, Harris graduated from Howard University in 1986, finished law school by 1989 and was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1990. If you know your hip-hop history, you know that 2Pac’s debut album, “2Pacalypse Now” was released in 1991, while Snoop’s debut was released 1993 with “Doggstyle.” Fox News also notes Harris would have been out of college for several years before their albums were released, so she couldn’t have been listening to them while smoking weed.
Now, Breakfast Club hosts DJ Envy and Charlamagne Tha God have come to the defense of Harris after getting word of the criticism. They say that when Harris was talking about listening to ‘Pac and Snoop it was in response to a separate question, not in reference to her smoking weed. DJ Envy said he asked Harris what hip-hop she listened to, to which she responded by naming 2Pac, Snoop and currently Cardi B.
Charlamagne followed up, admitting that Harris laughed off his question about listening to 2Pac and Snoop when she smoked in college. Charlamagne asked,
“What was you listening to when you was high? What was on? What song was on?”
Harris responded [to DJ Envy], saying
“Definitely Snoop, 2Pac for sure.”
The hosts further claim that Fox News is attempting to slander Harris by making her look like a liar. Charlamagne also pointed out that if people have an issue with Harris’ politics it’s fine to critique them and disagree, but don’t misquote her and attempt to make something so small into a big deal.
You can check out the clip of her comments and the full interview BELOW:
— Autumn Harris (@bodega_autumn) February 13, 2019
What do you think about the criticism aimed at Kamala Harris? Do you think it will hurt her presidential run?