REPORT: Kamala Harris releases statement on Jussie Smollett scandal

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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) said Thursday that she is “sad, frustrated, and disappointed” over the allegation that “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett staged an attack he reported as a hate crime.

“Like most of you, I’ve seen the reports about Jussie Smollett, and I’m said, frustrated, and disappointed,” Harris, who is running for the president in 2020, said in a statement. “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.”

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“At the same time, we must speak the truth: hate crimes are on the rise in America,” she continued. “Just last year, the FBI released statistics that revealed a 17 percent increase in the number of hate crimes in America. Part of the tragedy of this situation is that it distracts from that truth, and has been seized by some who would like to dismiss and downplay the very real problems we must address.”

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  1. Katin February 21st, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    Who cares what you say and you won’t be president


  2. Fran Casaccio February 21st, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Where’s your apology to us. To President Trump. #MAGA????


  3. Donna February 21st, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    You owe an apology to President Trump and all Republicans!


  4. Jean February 21st, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    She is trying to cover her butt. Her and smollett are friends. His mother’s maiden name is Harris. Could there be a connection?


  5. Jess February 21st, 2019 at 7:43 pm



  6. Gary February 21st, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    She spins it like sitting on Major Browns lap.


  7. Richard February 22nd, 2019 at 8:30 am

    What is being perpetrated towards our president is a hate crime, why isn’t that investigated?


  8. Candace February 22nd, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    Sad, frustrated, it’s not true! Harris was banking on it for her political campaign.


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