Senator Kamala Harris interrupted (again) by male colleagues while questioning attorney general

Marcus Newton
June 17, 2017

"It makes me nervous". The Attorney General wanted his hearing to be public, but it became clear nearly immediately that a public hearing did not necessarily mean that the public would be getting any answers at all.

"No, because she was trying to shout down Attorney General Sessions, and I thought it was way out of bounds". One common thread stood out, though: the tendency to interrupt Senator Kamala Harris's questioning. "How was Senator Harris hysterical?" she asked him.

Clearly, Harris has not let the rude admonishments from her male colleagues dampen her enthusiasm or sap her energy in the fight against those who seek to halt, or even reverse, the vital progress the nation has made on so many fronts.

Sessions then went into an extended explanation while avoiding the "yes or no" question of whether the department had a written policy preventing him from discussing his conversations with the president.

For me, Harris represents every woman who's ever made a decision to stand up and be heard, no matter how large or small our platform.

Sessions replied: "I don't believe I had any conversation with Russian businessmen or Russian nationals", just before Harris cut him off with another question.

Co-host Joy Behar said, "So the former aide Jason Miller it was said he was being hysterical, quote, unquote". John McCain interjected to say the witness should be allowed to answer the question. Sen.

Senate Intelligence Committee member Sen.

"Senators will allow the chair to control the hearing", Burr said. The veteran senator struggled to find definitive answers, and several times said he could not recall what was said.

In this hearing, she asked Sessions what was his legal basis for refusing to answer questions about his communications with President Trump.

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Here's the entire awkward exchange.

Harris was also prevented from finishing her questions to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein during the June 7 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act hearingdue to an interruption from McCain and Burr, according to reporting by the LA Times.

A very simple question that should be asked is: "Did Donald Trump or any of his associates in the campaign collude with Russian Federation in hacking those e-mails and releasing them to the public?" So you know, the Senate can try to compel the attorney general to answer the questions.

Harris asked him straight up: What is that policy and did you actually look at it?

We've talked about this before. Don't ever question the depths of her politically savvy.

The hearing on Tuesday was Round Two for Harris. Hostin was livid, saying she only did so when people were trying to "evade the question".

HARRIS: "So did you not consult it before you came before this committee knowing we would ask you questions about that?"

Apparently, it's not the first time the senator has been barged in on by both men - a situation the internet now refers to as "manterruption".

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

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