California Senator Kamala Harris had no problem putting her questioning skills to use at the Republican Senate Committee hearing Wednesday. Harris drilled Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein with questions after Rosenstein would not answer whether or not he would sign giving Robert Mueller complete independence in his investigation into President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. Harris tried to get a straight forward answer from Rosenstein but instead, Harris was interrupted by Senators.
“Are you willing or are you not willing to give the authority to be fully independent of your ability, statutorily to legally, to fire him?” asked Harris.
“He has the..” Rosenstein stated before Harris stepped in.
“Yes or no, sir.” Harris asked again. “Are you willing to do…”
Richard Burr interrupted stating “Will the senator suspend.”
“Mr. Chairman, respectfully, I would point out that this witness has joked, as we all have, his ability to filibuster,” Harris stated, before Burr interrupted her mid-sentence, telling her to suspend a second time.
The media had a field day as they stood by Harris and her persistence to not back down after the GOP senator’s attempted to silence her. Throughout Harris’ career as a prosecutor, she was an advocate for most voiceless Californians. Harris has been on the front line of the resistance of Donald Trump’s presidency. From her speech at the Women’s March on Washington, to protesting in front of the White House when the first travel ban took effect, it is safe to say Harris is here for a change, and she’s not backing down until that is exactly what happens.