Watching Sen. Kamala Harris get spanked for being a harpy, overt partisan hack on TV is priceless. #MadeMyDay
— Stacey Lennox (@ScotsFyre) June 7, 2017
Kamala Harris is getting schooled for grand standing and interrupting Rosenstein…haha stfu Democrat
— RockPrincess (@Rockprincess818) June 7, 2017
Testimony was being given at a Senate Intelligence Committee public hearing, and Calif. Sen. Kamala Harris had a heated exchange with a witness:
Sen. @KamalaHarris keeps interrupting witnesses and implying bad motives. The chair had to interrupt and remind her sternly to be courteous.
— Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) June 7, 2017
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) June 7, 2017
That led to this:
Watch Senate Intel chair cut off Kamala Harris https://t.co/qiTBvzYgWc
— Christopher Cadelago (@ccadelago) June 7, 2017
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) June 7, 2017
One reporter sounded the “sexism” alarm:
Just now in the Intel hearing: A male GOP senator (Burr) tells a female Dem senator (Harris) to pipe down. Where have we seen this before?
— Ed O'Keefe (@edatpost) June 7, 2017
Journalism! Burr’s not only “one GOP senator” but also the chairman of the committee. Nevertheless, guess what:
Local reporter seeks Twitter adulation, receives it https://t.co/yJtUFnmiRh
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) June 7, 2017
Wow. I saw it, but didn't grasp the sexism. I too am conditioned to this social norm. Thanks for pointing it out. https://t.co/Lz3bEO9yuV
— Carol Neatherton (@ccneat4) June 7, 2017
Why we need more women in Congress https://t.co/I8117DpKcO
— Linda Weber (@lawebs) June 7, 2017
Never ends well: https://t.co/BnBXUWTR6S
— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) June 7, 2017
Burr's casual racism and sexism must not be allowed to stand.
— Kenneth Jimenez (@MrKennyJimenez) June 7, 2017
Senator Harris is my senator and I am insulted and angry. It shows that GOP Senator Burr is essentially a sexist. https://t.co/CKMatIRjJP
— Sonya Samuels (@SonyaSamuels) June 7, 2017
— #RESIST (@powderpuf106751) June 7, 2017
— LJ (@LJ360Global) June 7, 2017
Others didn’t see it that way at all:
It wasn't asking to pipe down. She *literally* was not allowing witness to answer the question she asked.
"Can I respond?"
"No sir, no." https://t.co/mV90UI0gDG
— Andrew Clark (@AndrewHClark) June 7, 2017
Um, all Senators are equal, no? Stop white knighting, it's patronizing you sexist dope. https://t.co/HpwLiThc2K
— RedSoxFan2004 (@RFan2004) June 7, 2017
she literally wouldn't let Rod Rosenstein answer. She actually said they couldn't explain themselves. https://t.co/FYv8gCk2PD
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) June 7, 2017
Lying sack of journalistic bullshit. https://t.co/t6I86Bq1wg
— AnneMarie (@bulliegirl2513) June 7, 2017
Sen. Harris is known for using Senate hearings at a platform for what many consider to be higher political ambitions.