Payback is a b*tch as they say and Kamala Harris just learned that old truth the hard way and she’s not happy. With her eyes firmly on challenging Trump in 2020, the GOP led by Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell have a plan to keep her showboating to a minimum.
They will demote her from her prized seat on the 21-member Senate Judiciary Committee by simply reducing the size of the committee.
The GOP may move to reduce the size of these clunky committees that really serve one purpose – to allow Senators to grandstand on the national stage and after the Kavnaufgh debacle the GOP rightly is rethinking the whole system.
From Fox News:
Reducing the size of the 21-member Senate Judiciary Committee is reportedly among the actions being considered by Senate Republicans as they prepare for the next Congress.
If that happens, Sen. Kamala Harris of California — a high-profile Democrat who is considered a possible candidate for her party’s 2020 presidential nomination — could be left off the panel, according to a report.
That’s because the first-term senator is the judiciary committee’s most junior member, and would be among the first to go if the panel is downsized, the Washington Post reported.
But some Democrats are reportedly scrambling to find a way to keep Harris on the committee, the report said. The ideas include negotiating with Republicans — who maintained control of the chamber after this month’s midterm elections — to keep the committee at 21 members, or convincing a more senior Democrat to step aside.
Although she has been a U.S. senator for less than two years, Harris – a former state attorney general in California – drew attention during the summer for her questioning of Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings.
For example, Harris and Kavanaugh had a testy exchange over whether he discussed the Russia investigation being conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller with anyone at a law firm associated with President Trump’s personal lawyer.
“I think you’re thinking of someone and you don’t want to tell us,” Harris said when Kavanaugh responded that he couldn’t remember if he’d had such conversations.
But in September, the Washington Post gave Harris a rating of Four Pinocchios, saying she selectively edited a video of Kavanaugh comments about abortion-inducing drugs, in a bid to argue that he was against birth control.
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