February 11, 2019

Fact Check: Harris on Attorney General Record

Fact Check: Harris on Attorney General Record

Kamala Harris is attempting revisionist history when it comes to her record as CA Attorney General. The New York Times pointed out this morning that she tried “to be all things to all constituencies” during her time as the top cop of California and she appears to be using the same handbook as she runs for president and touts herself as a “progressive prosecutor.”

In an interview this morning on The Breakfast Club radio show, Harris falsely claimed that her truancy initiative during her time as AG never sent anyone to jail. But Vox reported just last week that “one mom was sentenced to 180 days in jail in 2012 for not sending her kids to school.”

In a second attempt “to be all things to all constituencies” this morning, Harris said she would appoint an Attorney General, if elected, who vigorously pursues misconduct in police departments around the country. Yet, during her time as AG, she was criticized for failing to promote legislation that would require investigations of fatal police shootings. She also “declined to support statewide regulations for the use of body cameras.”