Kim Kardashian visits with Vice President Kamala Harris at the White House

Kim Kardashian jet-setted to Washington DC to meet with VP Harris.
Vice President Harris Holds Criminal Justice Roundtable At White House
Vice President Harris Holds Criminal Justice Roundtable At White House / Chip Somodevilla/GettyImages

Kim Kardashian arrived in Washington, DC, on April 25th with a specific purpose. She met with Vice President Kamala Harris to participate in the Criminal Justice Round Table discussion, which is formally called the "Second Chance Event," at the White House. Together, the women spoke about criminal justice reform, which is Kim's passion and motivation for wanting to become a lawyer, like her late father, Robert Kardashian.

Along with Kim and the Vice President, many recently pardoned prisoners who were convicted of minor nonviolent drug offenses joined in on the conversation. They were there to share their stories and offer hope for legal changes in the system. On April 24th, President Biden granted their freedom after serving serval years in federal prison.

In her opening statement, which can be viewed on YouTube, VP Harris thanked those around the Round Table and Kim for her advocacy on the subject.

"I thanked the leaders who are at the table who['ll] be sharing their stories this afternoon. And I mentioned to them that their stories indicate stories around our country of extraordinary people who have demonstrated the importance of us as a society understanding the power of redemption. So, we've asked these four extraordinary individuals [who were given a second chance] to share their stories as a way to help people who are not in this room [to] understand how we can do better, in terms of how we're thinking about the criminal justice system, and who has been in it. And so, I'll start by saying that I want to thank Kim for your advocacy and for using your platforms in a way that has really lifted the importance of [reform] and being dedicated to second chances. "

In response to VP Harris's words, Kim was "grateful" to be part of the discourse and how she can continue supporting such a delicate topic. She further addressed the four pardonees who attended the Second Chance event-Beverly Holsey, Jason Hernandez, Bobby Darrell Lowery, and Jesse Mosley-for their strength.

"I am super honored to be here to hear your stories today, and I think it's so important to share [and] amplify them because there are so many people [who] are in your position that could use the inspiration."

The reality star even shared her White House experience via Instagram, where she uploaded snaps of the White House's expansive exterior, her with VP Harris, and the four pardoned individuals.

Kim Kardashian made her first White House appearance in 2018

Kim first went to DC in 2018 to advocate with former President Donald Trump to pardon Alice Marie Johnson. Johnson was a single mother of five who was sentenced to life in prison in 1997 following a very minor connection in a drug ring. Her role was transporting messages via phone to the ring's members and not selling drugs as initially reported.

Johnson was in prison for twenty-one years, until Kim assisted in her clemency and freedom. She was completely pardoned in 2020, and since written a memoir of her prison time and life.

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