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CNN's Kirsten Powers Confronts Jason Miller For Calling Kamala Harris 'Hysterical'
17 June 2017, 11:28 | Kara Nash
People keep interrupting Sen. Kamala Harris
This time, a male colleague, Sen.
Harris's peers have mentioned that anytime a female prosecutor or any woman in power ask questions, those on the receiving end seem to always be uncomfortable. How was Sen. [Kamala] Harris (D-CA) "hysterical?". Mark R. Warner of Virginia, a fellow Southerner but a Yankee by birth, Sessions' patient Alabama drawl slowed Warner's rapid-fire questions. After President Trump nominated Sessions, Warren wanted to read a letter written by Coretta Scott King that condemned the former Alabama Senator for racial bias.
Harris spoke about the everyday Americans who would be helped by policies promoting economic justice, such as a $15 minimum wage and debt-free college education, particularly women who have been left behind in the past. Burr interjected. "The chair is going to exercise its 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". Richard Burr, R-N.C., suspended Harris from further questioning of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after sheinterrupted his answers.
- Here is a partial transcript of Harris' exchange with Sessions. However, instead of "passionate", Harris is viewed as "combative" and "hysterical" - two terms used by political contributors and senators to describe Harris's method of questioning. But, why though? The simple answer appears to be that Senator's Harris interactions with those testifying and her colleagues indeed makes them all uncomfortable. "Since it came to light Sessions misled during his testimony in front of the Senate, I have called on him to resign", shetweeted.
Harris: Sir, I'm just asking you about the DOJ policy you referred to.
Burr: Senators will allow the chair to control the hearing. Sen. The attorney general learned the hard way that when Kamala Harris comes for you, you'd better be prepared. She said she made it clear to subordinates they will be judged partly on how many women and minorities they advance.
As Harris badgered Sessions to give a straight answer, quickly asking follow-up questions in order to make the most of her short time, Sessions grew flustered. As she asked for a yes or no answer, Burr cut her off for the last time. One of her questions, she tweeted, would be, "Did Sessions violate the terms of his recusal from the Russian Federation investigation by being involved in the firing of James Comey?" I don't really understand that. "She was very dogged".
"Of course, Deplorable Twitter and CNN's paid Trumpbots have a word for precise, methodical questioning", said Bee, cutting to Jason Miller saying on CNN, "I think she was hysterical". "The more information the better and I think you can qualify as much as you need to". Kamala Harris grilled him. Ron Wyden (D-OR), Miller said, "I think she was hysterical". At several points, she interrupted Sessions to try and get him to answer.
The CNN commentator and Trump supporter then chimed in: "Hysteria is a neutral quality", he said.
Hostin said, "Calling a woman hysterical is sexist".
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