This Video of Sen. Kamala Harris Standing Up to Two White Male Senators Trying to Silence Her Is Everything

UNITED STATES - MARCH 30: Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listens during the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Russian intelligence activities on Thursday, March 30, 2017. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

This Video of Sen. Kamala Harris Standing Up to Two White Male Senators Trying to Silence Her Is Everything

"Kamala 2020!"

Published June 8, 2017

Senator Kamala Harris of California became a household name when her persistence in the Senate Intelligence Hearing proved no, she will not be deterred in the face of misogyny. 

While questioning Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein — the man whose memo was first used to justify President Trump's firing of former FBI head James Comey — Harris used her skills as a former prosecutor to get a simple yes or no answer.

When asked if he'd give Robert Mueller, the special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation, full independence in his work, Rosenstein would not give a yes or no. When Harris pressed, just as many of her male counterparts have done in the past, she was interrupted not once, but twice. 

  1. Several of Harris's colleagues showed their support for her resilience despite the disrespect she was given
  2. When Chairman Burr tried to silence Harris, her facial reaction was recognized by women everywhere
  3. Immediately after she was interrupted, people rallied behind Sen. Harris for exhibiting fearless tenacity

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images)

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