Senator Kamala Harris' father is trying to stand out from the Democratic presidential candidate of 2020 after stating that her marijuana use at the university was a result of her Jamaican heritage.
Harris, D-Calif., Told the national radio show "The Breakfast Club" earlier this month that she was in favor of legalizing marijuana at the federal level and acknowledged that She had already smoked marijuana, saying, "Yes. And I inhaled. I have inhaled.
KAMALA HARRIS, THE POWER OF LEGAL MARIJUANA, SAYS THAT IT WAS SMOKE AT THE COLLEGE: "AND I INHALED & # 39;
The senator again insisted on her use by hosts about rumors that she would oppose the legalization of marijuana.
"That's not true, look, I'm joking about it, I joked about it, half of my family is from Jamaica, are you kidding me?" Harris laughed.
Harris' father, Donald, disapproved of the comments, which he told Jamaica Global Online, which constituted an "identity policy."
"My dear deceased grandmothers … along with my dead parents, must now turn to the grave to see the name, reputation and proud Jamaican identity of their family related in any way, joking or not , with the fraudulent stereotype of a pot-smoking funky seeker and in pursuit of identity politics, "he said
Donald Harris continued, "As for myself and my immediate Jamaican family, we want to categorically disassociate ourselves from this parody."
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The senator told the radio program, "We need to study the impact of weeds on brain development," and said that we need to measure how marijuana harms drivers.
Harris supports a bill – Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, rival of the Democratic presidential nomination – which would end the federal ban on marijuana.
Paul Steinhauser of Fox News contributed to this report.