VP Harris was 'inspiration' for indicted Baltimore official: 'No Marilyn Mosby without Kamala Harris'

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Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby -- who was indicted on federal perjury charges Thursday – has previously praised and been supported by Vice President Kamala Harris during her rise as a progressive Democrat in Maryland.

"When we march and we shout about what we need to do to reform the criminal justice system, we better understand that we gotta march and shout with our paychecks – and all of the work that we can do to actually make sure that somebody like Marilyn Mosby gets reelected into that office, to not only get convictions, but have convictions," then-U. S. Sen. Harris said during a fundraiser in Los Angeles in 2017.

"There are a lot of people who are highly critical of her," Harris continued, "because she heard the voices of the people and said, ‘Even if I can’t win I’m going to do the right thing.’ It’s going to be rough … She cannot fail and I know she will not fail."

"She cannot fail and I know she will not fail."

Mosby, who has been state's attorney in Baltimore since 2015, is now accused of lying on a mortgage application, claiming a coronavirus-related financial hardship in order to withdraw money from her city retirement account.

The 41-year-old Boston native pulled out tens of thousands of dollars to make down payments on two Florida vacation homes, according to court documents.

Three years ago, Mosby posted a photo on Instagram of herself with Harris at a Congressional Black Caucus dinner.

After Harris was elected vice president in 2020, Mosby told the Baltimore Sun how Harris had inspired and helped her.

"On a personal note, she has inspired Black women like me to run for office," Mosby told the newspaper. She said Harris had worked with her office for six hours after she was elected as state's attorney.

"There would be no Marilyn Mosby without Kamala Harris. When I won state’s attorney, Kamala was my inspiration."

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