Vice President Kamala Harris has come under fire from Joe Rogan for her hypocritical stance on Brittney Griner’s prison term.
The UFC commentator criticized Kamala Harris for supporting Griner’s release from prison despite America punishing “thousands” for identical offences while she was in office.
In February, the WNBA star was apprehended when vape cartridges containing cbd oil were discovered in her backpack.
A court gave her a nine-year prison term, and there were appeals for the American’s return to the United States from there.
Following the verdict, VP Harris tweeted:
“With today’s sentencing, Russia continues its wrongful detention of Brittney Griner. She should be released immediately. POTUS and I, and our entire Administration, are working every day to reunite Brittney, as well as Paul Whelan, with loved ones who miss each of them dearly.”
During a three-hour podcast interview with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who agreed with the criticism, Joe Rogan targeted those comments.
Rogan stated: “The hypocrisy about the Griner situation was so egregious in this country where Kamala Harris is talking about how horrible it is that Brittney Griner is in jail. You put people in jail. Yeah, you did. Thousands of people in jail for marijuana.”
As a prosecutor in San Francisco, Harris was in charge of more than 1,900 convictions for similar offences. Forbes reports that just a small number of individuals detained were ever sent to jail when Harris was in charge, with the majority of those arrested never being imprisoned.
Harris expressed her support for legalization as late as 2019.
Despite this, Rogan continues to criticize the Vice President and the President of the United States for not yet fulfilling an election pledge.
Rogan told, “How come you guys didn’t exonerate people that were in jail for marijuana when you said you were going to?”
“They said that they were going to make marijuana federally legal. They said they were going to exonerate prisoners who are in jail for nonviolent drug offences. That’s what they said. None of that has happened.”