Fake News Plays Race and Gender Cards After Sessions Triumph
The left has resorted to playing race and gender cards in an attempt to distract the public after their stunning humiliation during Jeff Sessions’ testimony before the Senate on Tuesday.
In the midst of Senator Kamala Harris badgering Sessions and not allowing him to respond to her rapid-fire questions, Senator John McCain stopped her to moderate. Harris was asking about a “policy” that allows the President of the United States to have some privileges when it comes to disclosing confidential communications. Harris kept interrupting Sessions while he tried to explain to her the basic constitutional principle, which he practiced in his years as a U.S. Attorney.
“Is that policy in writing somewhere?” Harris asked.
“I think so,” Sessions responded to the silly question.
“Did you not consult it before you came before this committee knowing we would ask you questions about it?” Harris demanded.
“We talked about it. The policy —” Sessions began.
Harris interrupted, saying “did you ask that it be shown to you?”
“The policy is based on the principle that the president —” Sessions began, once again.
“Sir, I’m not asking about the principle,” Harris once again interrupted.
“I’m unable to answer the questions,” Sessions asserted, as Harris kept speaking over him.
“You would rely on that policy; did you not ask your staff to show you the policy that would be the basis for you refusing to answer the majority of questions that have been asked to you —” Harris ranted, before McCain jumped in to assert that the witness should be allowed to answer the question.
Senator Richard Burr, the chairman of the committee, then interjected and instructed Harris to allow Sessions to answer the question.
The Left quickly shifted tactics.
Ostentatiously disrespectful to the black woman on the committee.
— Will Wilkinson ???? (@willwilkinson) June 13, 2017
The internet promptly exploded with outrage over a white man daring to interrupt a woman of color — who was interrupting and speaking over someone else.
What is it about Kamala Harris that makes her the only Senator Republicans interrupt at every hearing?
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) June 13, 2017
They can't stand Sen. Harris
1. She's Black
2. She's a Woman
3. She's Black
Speaking to a white man like that
— Nicole Gould (@TexasGold29) June 13, 2017
Kamala Harris has once again exposed the intense fear GOP misogynists have of an intelligent, progressive black women. #SessionsHearing
— Bill Madden (@maddenifico) June 13, 2017
“Why do Republican senators only interrupt when Kamala Harris is asking questions? A black woman can’t question a white attorney general?” Keith Boykin of CNN absurdly tweeted.
Why do Republican senators only interrupt when Kamala Harris is asking questions? A black woman can't question a white attorney general? pic.twitter.com/0zD59hVH7E
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) June 13, 2017
Kamala Harris is Jeff Sessions' worst nightmare: a black woman in a position of authority. #ShePersisted
— Jeff Tiedrich [retired account — see bio] (@jefftiedrich) June 13, 2017
Once Sessions was finally allowed to speak, he explained to the Senator the concept of a president having classified privileges.
“We talked about it. And we talked about the real principle at stake is one that I have some appreciation towards, having spent 15 years in the Department of Justice, 12 as United States attorney, and that principle is that the Constitution provides the head of the executive branch certain privileges. And that members — one of them is, confidentiality of communications — and it is improper for agents of any of the departments in the executive branch to waive that privilege without a clear approval…” Sessions explained.
Harris interrupted once again at this point, addressing the chairman.
“Of the president,” Sessions continued.
Harris played victim last week as well, after being scolded in a similar fashion for not allowing Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein to answer the questions she was asking him.
Silencing @SenKamalaHarris for not being “courteous” enough is just unbelievable. Keep fighting, Kamala! #NeverthelessShePersisted https://t.co/58y15qWVzU
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) June 7, 2017
Instead of celebrating rudeness, perhaps the Democratic Party should give their politicians a refresher course on manners. Isn’t expecting and celebrating undignified behavior from Harris, which they loudly condemn from white men, a soft bigotry of low expectations?