Senator Kamala Harris will likely be squeezed out of her position on the Senate Judiciary Committee by default.
There’s nobody that loves Kamala Harris like Kamala Harris loves Kamala Harris.
Remember during the Kavanaugh hearings? Harris’ line of questioning and actions were just a promotion of her 2020 run.
In the event that Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith wins the Mississippi runoff election on Nov. 27, the makeup of the Senate Judiciary Committee will shift in favor of the GOP, with a seat currently held by a Democrat flipping red. Consequently, Harris, the most junior Democratic member of the committee, will likely be squeezed out.
“Not only would it be unconscionable to remove the only African American woman from the committee, but Senator Harris also is the most skilled questioner on the entire panel,” Brian Fallon, the former press secretary for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, said according to The Washington Post. “Whatever options they need to consider, removing Harris should not be one of them.”
Fallon is the executive director of Demand Justice, a progressive advocacy organization founded to oppose President Donald Trump’s judicial nominations — the Senate Judiciary Committee’s role is to oversee and consider executive nominations. Fallon added that “the backlash would be so intense” if Harris is removed.
“She’s a real lawyer, she is the real deal, she’s a pro, and she also happens to be an African American woman,” Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut said according to WaPo. “She belongs on that committee … she is an ideal member.”