ARKANSAS SENATOR Tom Cotton called out California Senator Kamala Harris on Twitter today in a great tweet! Harris has been touted as a possible 2020 candidate for president so she’s always looking for some way to grandstand and get her name out there on the evening news.
THIS IS GREAT!
She asked for the release of more documents showing SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s “full record”. Tom Cotton shot back reminding her she’s already said she’ll vote no on Kavanaugh’s confirmation and has refused to meet with him.
You already said you're voting no, without a hearing or even a meeting with him. Your mind is made up, @SenKamalaHarris, you don't need any more documents. https://t.co/lcEB7raKFI
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) August 8, 2018
Harris and other Senate democrats have gone overboard in asking for documents from Kavanaugh that are completely irrelevant. It’s the Democrats way of making the confirmation process for Kavanaugh into a big pain for Republicans. You might call it the “Merrick Garland” effect.
Kamala Harris tweeted that there weren’t sufficient documents from Kavanaugh and wanted to see his “real, full record”.
Senator Cotton shot back that Senator Harris didn’t need more documents because she’s already said she’s voting no on Kavanaugh:
“You already said you’re voting no, without a hearing or even a meeting with him,” Cotton tweeted. “Your mind is made up, @SenKamalaHarris, you don’t need any more documents.”
This is spot on and calls out the sour grapes attitude of the Dem Senators who have refused to even meet with the nominee.
Harris even said in early July that Kavanaugh represents a direct and “fundamental threat to that promise of equality and so I will oppose his nomination to the Supreme Court.”
Harris is a grandstander who’s looking for political opportunities to get a soundbite on the evening news…You might call that the “Acosta Syndrome”.
A PREVIOUS REPORT ON ONE INSTANCE WHERE HARRIS WAS SHOWBOATING FOR THE CAMERAS:
RUDE, RUDE, RUDE! Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly was repeatedly cut off by Senator Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) during questioning about the administration’s sanctuary city policy. Harris cut Kelly off to say the administration was forcing cities into choosing between complying with federal law or forfeiting DHS counterterrorism funds.
“Had you not cut me off, I would have said the same thing you just said. Probably not as eloquently, but I would have said the same thing you just said,” Kelly said.
Later, Kelly said he told city officials that whatever they do within the law, “we’re willing to work with them. So—”
“So are you aware that there’s local law enforcement—” Harris started.
“Could you at least let me finish once, before you interrupt me?” Kelly said.
“Sir, with all due respect,” Harris responded.
“With all due respect, senator,” Kelly said.
Harris asked Kelly if the administration was advising local enforcement leaders that they could overlook government requests on detainment to avoid liability.
“We talk to them about whatever they’re comfortable with, whatever they think they can do within interpretation of their local attorneys general, as an example, or local lawyers—” Kelly said.
Harris interrupted again, and Kelly became irritated.
“So when they’re instructed—” Harris started.
“Could you let me finish once, senator?” Kelly asked angrily.
“Excuse me. I’m asking the questions,” Harris said.
“But I’m trying to answer the question,” Kelly said.
Things got touchy enough that the next time Kelly got a question, he asked Harris to assure him he would be allowed to finish his response.
“If it’s responsive to the question, of course,” Harris said.
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