Sen. Kamala Harris’ (D-CA) father is unhappy with her comments about Jamaicans and marijauana and says his deceased family members must be “turning in their graves.”
Last week, when the Democratic presidential candidate was asked if she supports legalizing marijuana, she replied “Half my family’s from Jamaica. Are you kidding me?”
The Washington Free Beacon reports that Donald Harris released a statement to Jamaica Global Online and accused his daughter of stereotyping Jamaicans.
“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.,” he said in the statement.
“Speaking for myself and my immediate Jamaican family, we wish to categorically dissociate ourselves from this travesty.”
The Free Beacon points out that “Harris has taken heat stateside for her new stance on legalized marijuana, which she openly opposed as California’s attorney general, when she locked up over 1,500 individuals for marijuana-related crimes. She has been accused of lying about the timing of her marijuana use, which she says she only tried in college.”