Joe Biden’s running mate, California Sen. Kamala Harris (D), is taking after her partner on the Democrat ticket and staying largely out of the public eye as Nov. 3 draws closer. But how long can she stay out of the spotlight?
Breitbart’s Hannah Bleau reported Saturday that after weeks of hiding, Harris has been forced out of the shadows thanks to President Donald Trump’s decision to nominate a new justice to the Supreme Court in the wake of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death.
As Bleau noted, Harris made headlines in the fall of 2018 for her fiery approach to now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, and it seems leftists are expecting much of the same from the California senator when Trump’s pick, Amy Coney Barrett, hits the hot seat.
Now, the question stands: can — and will — Harris live up to the task?
Barrett on the hot seat
It’s a question Bleau attempted to answer in her Saturday report. As California’s junior senator and a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Harris will indeed have the chance to grill Barrett during her confirmation hearings.
Kavanaugh, for his part, handled Harris’ attacks extremely well. But when Barrett is sitting across from the Judiciary panel, there’s no telling what kind of wrath she’ll face from Harris and other Dems.
The 48-year-old mother of seven was first nominated by Trump to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in 2017, and had previously clerked for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, according to the Associated Press.
She’s been heralded by Republicans as the perfect pick for the high court, and Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton (R) called her “one of the finest legal minds of her generation.”
Preparing for battle
Democrats, however, see Barrett as a threat to their agenda. According to Newsweek, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Barrett “threatens the destruction of life-saving protections for 135 million Americans with pre-existing conditions together with every other benefit and protection of the Affordable Care Act.”
Indeed, Democrats seem poised to fight Barrett’s nomination every step of the way. But President Trump has long been ready for the fight — and he’s not intimidated by “top cop” Kamala.
“She was extraordinarily nasty to Kavanaugh, Judge Kavanaugh, now Justice Kavanaugh,” Trump said of Harris earlier this year, according to Breitbart.
“She was nasty to a level that was just a horrible thing the way she was, the way she treated now-Justice Kavanaugh,” he went on. “And I won’t forget that soon.”