Joe Rogan slams Kamala Harris’ ‘hypocrisy’ after she condemned Russia’s arrest of Brittney Griner

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Joe Rogan called out Kamala Harris on his podcast for advocating for the release of¬†basketball star Brittney Griner after she had locked up ‘thousands’ of people for non-violent marijuana charges.

He railed against the ‘egregious hypocrisy’ of the Vice President who condemned Russian officials for sentencing Griner to nine years in prison for drug smuggling.¬†

‘That’s why the hypocrisy about the Brittney Griner situation was so egregious in this country,’ Rogan told Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.¬†

‘Where Kamala Harris is talking about how horrible it is that Brittney Griner is in jail.’

‘Well, you put people in jail. You did. Thousands of people in jail for marijuana. Yeah, it’s crazy,’ Rogan continued.

As California attorney general between 2010 and 2017, the Kamala Harris was responsible for 1,900 marijuana-related convictions in California. 

Prosecutors in her office convicted people on marijuana charges at a higher rate than her predecessor, according to Mercury News.

Joe Rogan slams Kamala Harris hypocrisy after she condemned Russias

Joe Rogan railed against the ‘egregious hypocrisy’ of the Vice President on his podcast who condemned Russian officials for sentencing Griner to nine years in prison for drug smuggling

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1661944409 180 Joe Rogan slams Kamala Harris hypocrisy after she condemned Russias

Joe Rogan called out Kamala Harris on his podcast for advocating for the release of basketball star Brittney Griner after she had locked up ‘thousands’ of people for non-violent marijuana charges¬†

Vice President Kamala Harris condemned the nine year sentence of basketball star Brittney Griner on Thursday but faced accusations of hypocrisy

Vice President Kamala Harris condemned the nine year sentence of basketball star Brittney Griner on Thursday but faced accusations of hypocrisy

Vice President Kamala Harris condemned the nine year sentence of basketball star Brittney Griner on Thursday but faced accusations of hypocrisy

Following the announcement, Harris tweeted: ‘With today’s sentencing, Russia continues its wrongful detention of Brittney Griner. Sher should be released immediately.’

She added that she and President Joe Biden ‘are working every day to reunite Brittney, as well as Paul Whelan, with loved ones who miss each of them dearly.’¬†

Rogan also lambasted the current administration for reneging on campaign promises, specifically addressing non-violent people serving lengthy prison sentences for weed which has since been made legal in many states.

‘How come you guys didn’t exonerate people that were in jail for marijuana when you said you were going to?’ Rogan said. ‘They said that they were going to make marijuana federally legal.’

‘They said they were going to exonerate prisoners who were in jail for non-violent drug offenses. This is what they said. None of that has happened.’

A 2019 investigation by the Washington Free Beacon found that between 2011 and 2016, while Harris was the California attorney general, at least 1,560 people were sent to California state prisons on marijuana-related offenses.

And although the number of low-level marijuana offenders sent to state prisons significantly declined after 2011, that was attributed to a state-wide initiative to curb state prison overcrowding and divert lower-level offenders to county jails.

Griner is led out of the courtroom in Khimki, Russia, carrying a book, a bottle of water and photos of her teammates that she presented to the judge earlier

Griner is led out of the courtroom in Khimki, Russia, carrying a book, a bottle of water and photos of her teammates that she presented to the judge earlier

Griner is led out of the courtroom in Khimki, Russia, carrying a book, a bottle of water and photos of her teammates that she presented to the judge earlier 

Brittney Griner holds up a team photo showing her playing with UMMC Ekaterinburg, the Russian team she spent off-seasons with to bolster her WNBA earnings

Brittney Griner holds up a team photo showing her playing with UMMC Ekaterinburg, the Russian team she spent off-seasons with to bolster her WNBA earnings

Brittney Griner holds up a team photo showing her playing with UMMC Ekaterinburg, the Russian team she spent off-seasons with to bolster her WNBA earnings 

Brittney Griner in court in Khimki, near Moscow, on Thursday. The 31-year-old American athlete has been sentenced to nine years in prison

Brittney Griner in court in Khimki, near Moscow, on Thursday. The 31-year-old American athlete has been sentenced to nine years in prison

Brittney Griner in court in Khimki, near Moscow, on Thursday. The 31-year-old American athlete has been sentenced to nine years in prison 

Harris has also previously spoken out against the legalization of marijuana ‚ÄĒ actively fighting a ballot measure for recreational marijuana use in 2010, when she co-authored the opposition argument in a voter guide.

Griner is currently locked in prison in Russia for bringing two vape cartridges  containing cannabis oil into the country in February. Cannabis in Russia is illegal.

The WNBA star was sentenced to nine years behind bars on August 4 as the White House scrambles to swap her out with Viktor Bout, who has been in prison in the US since 2010. 

Bout was a convicted Russian arms dealer serving a 25-year prison sentence on charges that he conspired to sell tens of millions of dollars in weapons to Colombia’s former FARC guerrilla army.¬†

At the time of his conviction in 2008, the group was classified by the U.S. as a foreign terrorist organization, though that designation was lifted last year. 

Putin originally held off on the swap, citing the ongoing legal trial, but is now ready to negotiate the exchange for Bout. 

Meanwhile, NBA legend Dennis Rodman will no longer travel to Russia to seek the release of the WNBA star Brittney Griner, after being strongly discouraged to not involve himself by the US State Department.

Dennis Rodman said he planned to travel to Russia to seek the release of the WNBA star Brittney Griner before being discouraged by the State Department

Dennis Rodman said he planned to travel to Russia to seek the release of the WNBA star Brittney Griner before being discouraged by the State Department

Dennis Rodman said he planned to travel to Russia to seek the release of the WNBA star Brittney Griner before being discouraged by the State Department

Rodman says he knows Russia's president 'too well' and said he had got permission to travel to the war-fueled country

Rodman says he knows Russia's president 'too well' and said he had got permission to travel to the war-fueled country

Rodman says he knows Russia’s president ‘too well’ and said he had got permission to travel to the war-fueled country

Ned Price, a spokesman for the State Department, said if Rodman went to Russia he ‘would not be traveling on behalf of the US government.’

Rodman then said he no longer has plans to travel to Russia to help free Griner, who has been imprisoned for nine years on drug charges after she was caught with a marijuana vape pen at Moscow Airport in February of this year. 

‘We believe that anything other than negotiating further through the established channel is likely to complicate and hinder those release efforts,’ Price added.

Rodman earlier said he got permission to travel to the war-fueled country, and hoped to book his trip soon to see¬†Russian President Vladimir Putin who he says he knows ‘too well.’

‘I got permission to go to Russia to help that girl,’ Rodman earlier told NBC News. ‘I’m trying to go this week.’¬†

Rodman is notorious for befriending controversial world leaders, and even noted Russian President Vladimir Putin as being ‘cool’ after he returned from a 2014 venture to Moscow.¬†¬†