Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris’ campaign is not off to a stellar start. She was recently blasted by her own father after she stereotyped Jamaicans as “pot-smoking joy seekers.”
Harris noted that “half” of her family is from Jamaica in explaining he support for marijuana legalization. She claimed the drug "gives a lot of people joy, and we need more joy.”
Her dad, Donald Harris, was not happy with her stereotyping their family’s heritage, and he let her know it.
In fact, he argued her ancestors would be “turning in their graves.”
"My dear departed grandmothers, as well as my deceased parents, must be turning in their grave right now to see their family’s name, reputation and proud Jamaican identity being connected, in any way, jokingly or not with the fraudulent stereotype of a pot-smoking joy seeker and in the pursuit of identity politics," Harris reportedly said in a statement to Jamaica Global.
He added: “Speaking for myself and my immediate Jamaican family, we wish to categorically dissociate ourselves from this travesty.”
Harris is already under intense scrutiny when it comes to marijuana.
While she supports legalization now and claims to have smoked pot in the past, she incarcerated over 1,500 people for marijuana-related crimes as California’s attorney general, the Washington Free Beacon reported.
Harris was also caught flat-footed after she initially called the so-called "attack" on "Empire" star Jussie Smollett a "modern-day lynching" before evidence surfaced indicating he likely orchestrated the attack on himself.
Well done, Democrats.