CNN Analyst Implies Racism Led Republicans To Silence Kamala Harris

Candice Alexander
June 14, 2017

John McCain (R-Ariz.) as she questioned Attorney General Jeff Sessions during his testimony Tuesday. A black woman can't question a white attorney general?

Moments later, Harris returned to a theme other Dems had also raised: Sessions' refusal to answer multiple questions about what he and President Donald Trump did or did not talk about regarding the firing of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey. Unfortunately, as we saw in a similar hearing this time last week, Harris was unable to fully exercise her Senatorial privilege thanks to a vein of disrespect from both Sessions and the Republican Senators in the room.

Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris' line of questioning was too much for Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who claimed she was making him "nervous".

Asked by Harris about the policy's origin, he began discussing its principle.

SESSIONS: Let me qualify.

Kamala Harris is the only Senator who's been interrupted by another senator so far, by my count.

It was the second time in a week that Harris has had her efforts to get straight answers from senior Department of Justice officials derailed by the men around her on the committee.

Harris's response was a hair flip, one that's now making its rounds on the internet again.

Sessions was attending his own hearing regarding the ongoing Russian Federation investigation, and particularly focused on some claims made by former FBI Director James Comey. OK, I just wanted to clear that up.

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr eventually had to step in to order Harris to let Sessions answer the questions she asked.

HARRIS: Is that policy in writing somewhere? "She was asking some tough questions".

A reprieve thus granted, Sessions offered word salad - not on Harris' question about a written policy, but on the abstractions she was trying to cut through.

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