For the second time in two weeks, freshman Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) was interrupted mid-question at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing.
At the hearing for Attorney General Jeff Sessions Tuesday afternoon, Harris was asking about a Department of Justice policy Sessions repeatedly referred to when Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) interrupted her.
Senator McCain is an ex officio member of the committee, and he spoke out of turn to say that “the witness should be allowed to answer the question.” Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), chair of the Intelligence Committee, admonished McCain and instructed him to “let the chair control the hearing.” But then he proceeded to echo McCain, telling Harris to let Sessions answer […]
Those watching the hearing did not miss an opportunity to point out this “manterruption.”
Harris was also prevented from finishing her questions to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein during the June 7 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act hearing due to an interruption from McCain and Burr, according to reporting by the LA Times.
First Elizabeth Warren silenced by Yertle McConnell, and now Kamala Harris. Funny how these big tough guys never seem to bully other men.
Nevertheless, she persisted.