Kamala Harris: DOJ 'now stands on the side of discrimination’

Kamala Harris: DOJ 'now stands on the side of discrimination’
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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisSentencing reform deal heats up, pitting Trump against reliable allies Bernie Sanders socialism moves to Democratic mainstream Overnight Health Care: Arkansas Medicaid work rules could cost thousands coverage | Record number of overdose deaths in 2017 | Dems demand immediate reunification of separated children MORE (D-Calif.) condemned the Justice Department under Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsSentencing reform deal heats up, pitting Trump against reliable allies Hill.TV poll: 41 percent of Americans want Mueller to wrap up probe before midterms The Hill's Morning Report: Dems have a majority in the Senate (this week) MORE for its stance on LGBT issues and declared “racism in this country is real” during a speech Saturday night at the Human Rights Campaign National Dinner.

“We have been reminded racism in this country is real. Sexism, anti-Semitism are real in this country. Homophobia and transphobia are real in this country. And we must speak that truth so we can deal with it,” Harris said.

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“LGBT rights are under attack,” she continued. “Under attack by a Justice Department that now stands on the side of discrimination instead of equality.”

Harris also called out Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore for his view that homosexuality should be illegal, and President Trump for banning transgender troops from the military.

At the same event, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMueller recommends Papadopoulos be sentenced to up to 6 months in prison Poll: Dem opponent leads Scott Walker by 5 points Cuomo fires back at Trump: 'America is great because it rejects your hate-filled agenda' MORE joked that Fox News seems to think the former Democratic presidential candidate lives in the White House based on all the time they spend talking about her.