Sen. Kamala Harris on Friday held up Paul Manafort’s relatively lenient prison sentence as evidence that the criminal justice system is “broken in America.”
The California Democrat said during a presidential campaign stop in South Carolina that the former Trump campaign chairman’s four-year sentence for tax and bank fraud was emblematic of major discrepancies in the justice system between punishments for white-collar crimes versus other nonviolent crimes.
“People who commit white-collar crimes, they should be prepared to bring their toothbrush and spend as much time behind bars as anybody else,” she said to raucous applause.
Kamala in SC on Manafort ruling: “The justice system is broken in America.” pic.twitter.com/cqdwp5rZf3
— Ian Sams (@IanSams) March 8, 2019
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