Kamala Harris Breaks Silence on Smollett Arrest

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) who had called the hate crime attack on Jussie Smollett an “attempted modern day lynching,” finally spoke about the actor being charged and arrested for filing a false police report.

The 2020 presidential hopeful tweeted a statement which read, in part, “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.

“At the same time, we must speak the truth: hate crimes are on the rise in America,” she added.