There's no denying Kamala Harris is a powerful force in Congress despite being a freshman senator.
She grew up watching her African American dad and Indian American mother protest for civil rights in Berkeley and took that fierce fight for justice with her to law school. "It's actually just unique to a woman and her uterus". But even more risky to the Republican project of despot-protection, she is perhaps the most talented cross-examiner on the panel.
To others in attendance and viewing on TV, it showed a lack of normal human courtesy and her inflated sense of self-importance. As a member of the senate intelligence committee responsible for investigating Russian interference with the 2016 election and connections between the country and Trump campaign officials, Harris has landed a star role in the country's political drama.
"Look, my opinion on that, I think she was hysterical".
"But he wasn't hysterical, she was", Powers observed. No one is getting away with anything with Harris, who served as the California attorney general before coming to Capitol Hill. They only had five minutes to ask questions. OK, I just wanted to clear that up. Shamefully, but predictably, the attorney general's stall tactic worked.
"Mr. Sessions, a nswer the question".
Buried beneath all the noise lies the heart of why Harris was silenced on Tuesday: she was in the midst of striking a major blow to Sessions' testimony, a move that would have brought Sessions' credibility to its knees.
Harris was pressing Sessions to explain why he wouldn't answer certain questions.
Sessions: I'm not able to answer the question. "It makes me nervous".
Harris: Did you ask that it would be shown to you?
At that moment, Sen.
"She was interrupted for asking tough questions".
Seemingly, less concerned with getting a firm answer than they were with rescuing Sessions, Sens. "Senator, let him answer".
During Tuesday's appearance of Attorney General Jeff Sessions before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen.
Sessions then went on to describe the principle, at length. "Senator Harris, let him answer", the North Carolina Republican said.
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The scene Wednesday was almost identical to one that played out during a hearing last week, when Harris was questioning Rosenstein.
Would he sign a letter giving Special Counsel Robert Mueller full independence from the Justice Department during his own Russian Federation probe, she asked.
"I am amazed at the conversations, as if an Attorney General has never said that there were private conversations with the president, and we don't need to discuss those", said Oklahoma Senator (R) James Lankford.
BILA: That's fine, but saying - do you know how many headline I read? Are you willing to do ...
Uh, what question was he answering there? "When his interruptions failed to get him off the hook, the Attorney General started complaining".
"Will the senator suspend?"
But apparently the last few months in D.C. have done little to blunt Harris's sharp prosecution style - which she turned on Sessions yesterday with little remorse. On June 7, Harris pressed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on whether he would give Special Counsel Robert Mueller full independence in his investigation of collusion between Trump and Russian Federation in the election.
Even though Sessions managed to avoid giving her a direct response, Harris once against proved how deft she is when it comes to questioning a witness-and earned herself plenty of support across social media.
Bila tried to pull the discussion back to Harris. And I know Kamala Harris. She is me. And she is you.
In this hearing, she asked Sessions what was his legal basis for refusing to answer questions about his communications with President Trump.
Senator Harris's accomplishments speak volumes. Powers asks Miller, narrowing her eyes in confusion. "She was very dogged". Ron Wyden (D-OR) was at the hearing.
Miller replied, "I don't think that Sen". And if we do ever get an answer to any of those questions, it will be thanks in part to Harris' doggedness.
"But he wasn't hysterical", Powers said.
"The interesting thing about the word hysterical is it's a word with a female-baiting history from hystericus, which was once a common medical diagnosis reserved exclusively for women sending them uncontrollably insane, sometimes causing, they would have to perform a hysterectomy", Sara Haines said.
Unfortunately, in the realm of politics, "everybody" is not inclusive of women - not with designing the healthcare bill, and certainly not with the treatment of Senator Harris.
"How was Sen. Harris hysterical?" She now faces a year in jail.