Kamala Harris reacts to Jussie Smollett arrest: 'Sad, frustrated, and disappointed'



The California lawmaker tweeted a statement expressing her sadness, frustration, and disappointment on the same day Smollett, who’s been released from jail, appeared before Cook County Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke Jr.

“When anyone makes false claims to police, it not only diverts resources away from serious investigations but it makes it more difficult for other victims of crime to come forward,” Harris wrote.



Smollett, who is openly gay and black, reported that on Jan. 29 he was attacked by two masked men as he was walking home from a Subway restaurant. He claimed that the men shouted racial and anti-gay slurs at him, poured a substance on him, threw a rope around his neck and shouted, "This is MAGA country!"

Harris tweeted on the matter following the alleged assault, likening it to a lynching.
“No one should have to fear for their life because of their sexuality or color of their skin,” she tweeted on Jan. 29 while describing Smollett as “one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know.”



Continuing her statement Thursday, the lawmaker cited FBI statistics while claiming that more and more hate crimes were occurring in the U.S.

“Part of the tragedy of this situation is that it distracts from the truth, and has been seized by some who would like to dismiss and downplay the very real problems that we must address. We should not allow that,” she wrote, vowing to stand up against racism and homophobia.
“We must always confront hate directly, and we must always seek justice,” she continued. “That is what I will keep fighting for.”

Not only Kamala Harris but also Trump calls out Jussie Smollett for smearing MAGA supporters!

 

Trump doesn’t want people to forget that the two Nigerian brothers weren’t the only victims of this hate hoax perpetrated by Jussie Smollett.
Trump tweeted a few moments ago:
.@JussieSmollett – what about MAGA and the tens of millions of people you insulted with your racist and dangerous comments!? #MAGA

From the very beginning Smollett claimed that this was a MAGA attack, saying the accusers yelled “this is MAGA country” during the attack.

Of course we all know now none of that was true. But Smollett clearly used it to bait the media and Democrats to latch onto his hoax and give it a lot of oxygen, hoping his bosses at Fox’s Empire would in turn give him a raise or something (I’m not exactly sure how he thought that would get him a raise).

But Trump makes a good point. What about MAGA?

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