Sen. Kamala Harris: Not backing down is in ex-prosecutor's DNA
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 15, 2017,
Jun 15, 2017, 12:46
During Tuesday's appearance of Attorney General Jeff Sessions before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen.
Asked to comment on Tuesday's exchanges, a spokesman for Harris pointed to her Twitter account: "It's unacceptable that Sessions - the top law enforcement official in the country - can not name his legal basis for evading questions", she wrote.
The probe continued with Sessions completing his responses but not answering Harris' questions head-on.
Powers asked: "Can I just go back to something [Miller] said?"
"The chair is going to exercise the right to allow the witnesses to answer the question, and the committee is on notice to provide the witnesses the courtesy - which has not been extended all the way across - extend the courtesy for questions to get answered", Burr said at the time.
Had Sessions been his predecessor, he would have simply said, "Yeah we met in private ... we talked about our grandchildren".
Every time Kamala Harris, the United States senator from California, opens her mouth in a high-profile hearing, it seems that some old white man tells her to be quiet. Kamala Harris tried to pin him down with a yes or no answer on whether or not he would write a letter granting total independence to Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, she was interrupted by pre-twilighter John McCain. "Okay, I just wanted to clear that up".
You can read the full conversation below via CNN. Shamefully, but predictably, the attorney general's stall tactic worked.
Harris: When you knew that you would be asked these questions and you would rely on this policy, did you not ask your staff to show you the policy that would be the basis for refusing to answer the majority of the questions that have been asked of you.
"Sir, I'm not asking about the principle", Harris says.
Harris, 52, was born in Oakland, California.Her mother and father were immigrants from India and Jamaica, respectively. "That can only happen when witnesses answer questions", he said.
But Kirsten Powers, a CNN political analyst, didn't let that slide by, insisting that Miller explain himself.
"I think she was hysterical", Miller repeated, before attempting to move on to discuss Harris's male colleagues. "From my perspective, my, I would say objective, perspective, I mean it was-it didn't seem like there was any effort to try to get to a real question or get to the bottom of it".
"How was Senator Harris hysterical?" Ron Wyden (D-OR), Miller said, "I think she was hysterical".
On Tuesday Sessions responded "I don't recall" to many questions that were thrown at him, at one point telling Sen.
Toward the end, CNN contributor Jefferey Lord added that "hysteria is a neutral quality".
"But he wasn't hysterical and she was", Powers replied.
Less than a week after two Republicans attempted to silence Sen. But as much as that, it was a way for the good ol' boys club of the Senate to preserve its own testicular privilege - as their colleagues worked out a secret healthcare bill sure to strip healthcare options from women - even if, in the sexist language these senators might understand, Sessions came off as a pussy and Harris had the biggest balls of them all.