Kirsten Powers shuts down Trump aide who called Kamala Harris 'hysterical'

Danny Woods
June 14, 2017

At the hearing for Attorney General Jeff Sessions Tuesday afternoon, Harris was asking about a Department of Justice policy Sessions repeatedly referred to when Sen. Unfortunately, as we saw in a similar hearing this time last week, Harris was unable to fully exercise her Senatorial privilege thanks to a vein of disrespect from both Sessions and the Republican Senators in the room.

CNN political analyst Kirsten Powers pushed back against former Trump campaign adviser Jason Miller on Tuesday for calling California Sen.

Many Twitter users pointed out to Boykin that Harris was interrupted because she wouldn't let Sessions answer her questions. Powers revisited that moment and pressed Miller on his point. "Senator Harris, let him answer the question". Powers wanted to know.

"It didn't seem like there was any effort to try to get to a real question or to the bottom of things", Miller responded. Powers asks Miller, narrowing her eyes in confusion. Ron Wyden (D-OR) was at the hearing. Miller called her performance "hysteria", leading to the following pleasant exchange. I don't think that Sen. Wyden was really trying to get to the bottom of answers either.

Miller tried to explain why he used the term "hysteria", but Powers wasn't having it, and said the term often has a "gendered" quality.

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Miller claimed Harris' questions amounted to a "completely partisan screed".

The exchange was an nearly exact repeat of last week, when McCain cut in on her intense questioning of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and committee Chairman Richard Burr told her to stop and let Rosenstein answer.

Watch the clip above, via CNN.

To your knowledge, did you have any communication with any Russian businessmen or any Russian nationals? "You rely on the policy, did you not ask your staff to show you the policy that would be the basis for refusing to answer the majority of the questions that have been asked of you?"

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