Reality star and activist Kim Kardashian West has returned to the White House to speak at an event promoting efforts to help those leaving prison return to the workforce.
Kardashian West, who has been advocating for criminal justice reform issues, tweeted a video of herself en route to the event Thursday afternoon.
“I am heading to the White House to speak at the second chance hiring and reentry event,” she said, adding in another tweet that she was “honored to be a part of the announcement that the administration and the private sector are stepping up to create opportunities for these men and women to succeed once home.”
Kim Kardashian said, “I want to thank the president for really standing behind this issue and seeing the passion he’s had for criminal justice.”
President Trump introduced her saying, “I’d like to invite up a very special guest and a powerful advocate not just for justice reform but just a good person. And I hear she’s starting to study law. She’s also one of the most successful people in the entertainment business. Soon she will be one of the most successful lawyers. I hate to tell it to all of my lawyers back there. But, I knew her father and I tell you she’s got good genes. That I can tell you. Good genes for everything and she’s been a real friend and her husband has been a real friend of mine.”
Kardashian West has been to the White House several times to discuss criminal justice reform issues and successfully lobbied President Donald Trump to pardon Alice Marie Johnson, who was serving life without parole for drug offenses.
White House officials have been working to make sure that prisoners released early because of the passage of the First Step Act have the tools and jobs they need to successfully adjust to life outside prison.
More than 1,000 federal inmates have had their sentences reduced because of the legislation, according to a recent report by the U.S. Sentencing Commission.