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How Silencing Kamala Harris Made Her Even Louder


"Okay, I just wanted to clear that up".

Harris is a Black woman that has always been passionate about her career, and that same passion can be seen in her delivery method of questioning in the last two televised hearings. In Round One, when her turn came to speak, and with only six minutes of time allotted, Harris aggressively pursued Rosenstein, asking him if he would give unlimited authority to Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel appointed in May to investigate possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives.

It is important to note that Harris was the only senator interrupted while questioning Sessions.

JEFF SESSIONS: I can not and will not violate my duty to protect the confidential communications I have with the president.

Harris: I do want you to be honest. He then proceeded to continue to stonewall some more, denying the elected representatives of the American people knowledge of any conversations he may have had with President Donald J. Trump about an investigation that could implicate the president and his aides in questionable interactions with representatives of a foreign adversary-one that is known to have meddled in the 2016 presidential election. Sessions was able to run out the clock without explaining just how he learned about the policy he cited for not answering questions.

The voice of conservatism/sensibility on the panel, Jed Bila, pointed out the blatantly obvious fishing involved in suggesting that interrupting Harris is tantamount to sexism, particularly when she herself interrupts anyone whom she questions. I mean I think we're still in the same relevant bucket of rules and procedures from the Senate intelligence committee's perspective. Richard Burr (R-NC), chair of the Intelligence Committee, admonished McCain and instructed him to "let the chair control the hearing". The veteran senator struggled to find definitive answers, and several times said he could not recall what was said.

Here's the entire awkward exchange. She was also interrupted by Burr and McCain while questioning Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein the previous week.

"It's unacceptable that Sessions-the top law enforcement official in the country-cannot name his legal basis for evading questions", Harris tweeted Wednesday.

The hearing on Tuesday was Round Two for Harris.

The women of ABC's "The View" went on the offensive during Friday's airing of the daytime talk show while discussing Attorney General Jeff Sessions' interruption of Sen.

Former President Obama once described her as "brilliant ... dedicated and tough", following that up with a statement about her looks during a fundraising stop in San Francisco four years ago.

You may even remember the first instance, as Harris's hair flip and incredulous stare quickly circulated the Internet in gif form.

BILA: No, no. She doesn't let them answer to the point where they're like, can I answer the question?

Burr: The senator's time has expired. As Harris attempted to get a straight answer out of him, Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) cut Harris off and chastised her for interrupting the AG.

Male Democrats got just as aggressive while questioning Sessions, but none of them were interrupted.

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