#KamalaHarrisDestroyed Trending Following Democratic Debate

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The hashtag came about when Rep. Tulsi Gabbard questioned Harris on her record as a prosecutor.

A hashtag directed at Sen. Kamala Harris has surfaced on Twitter following the second night of the Democratic presidential primary debates in Detroit.

READ: Kamala Harris Asked By MSNBC Commentator How Does She Not Have “Hatred For All White People?”

#KamalaHarrisDestroyed came about after Harris was questioned by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on her record as a prosecutor, according to a report from The Hill.

“She put over 1,500 people in jail for marijuana violations and then laughed about it when she was asked if she ever smoked marijuana,” Gabbard said, the latter portion referring to Harris’ appearance on The Breakfast Club earlier this year.

“She blocked evidence that would have freed an innocent man from death row until the courts forced her to do so,” Gabbard added. “She kept people in prison beyond their sentences to use them as cheap labor for the state of California.”

“I did the work of significantly reforming the criminal justice of a state of 40 million people which became a national model for the work that needs to be done,” Harris responded. “And I am proud of that work…of being in the position to use the power that I had to reform a system that is badly in need of reform.”

“The bottom line is, Senator Harris, when you were in a position to make a difference and an impact in these people’s lives, you did not,” Gabbard replied. “And worse yet, in the case of those who were on death row, innocent people, you actually blocked evidence from being revealed that would have freed them until you were forced to do so.”

Since then, #KamalaHarrisDestroyed has started trending on Twitter, the hashtag often paired with video footage of the exchange between Harris and Gabbard.

Ian Sams, Harris’ spokesman, responded to the hashtag Wednesday night, noting that some of the accounts promoting it appeared to be bots. He also shared an article from NBC News reporting on how the same Russian sites that tried to influence the 2016 U.S. election is now promoting Gabbard.

“The Russian propaganda machine that tried to influence the 2016 U.S. election is now promoting the presidential aspirations of a controversial Hawaii Democrat who earlier this month declared her intention to run for president in 2020,” the article reads.

Source: The Hill

Elijah C. Watson

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