Jason Miller Gets Into Tense Exchange Over Calling Kamala Harris 'Hysterical'

Her mother and father were immigrants from India and Jamaica, respectively.

She is California's first African-American senator and the first Indian-American senator in the country. Those who know her also know she doesn't back down.

Another female Senator was repeatedly interrupted by her male colleagues this week - but this time, the silenced lawmaker hopes to get the last word in the form of campaign donations.

"Did you have any communications with Russian officials for any reason during the campaign that have not been disclosed in public or to this committee?" Surely not the one she asked, so she tried again. Nobody called him hysterical or condemned him.

The result, one side rushing, the other stalling, is never pretty. "I was not interrupted", Mr Wyden said.

But twice now, Harris has been interrupted and chastised by male senators for her style of questioning during the hearings.

"I don't recall" may have been the most repeated phrase on Capitol Hill yesterday, as U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee. So her rapid-fire shots aimed at Sessions may not be a surprise for someone with a background that involved questioning witnesses. "So, I need to be correct as best I can", Sessions said.

"I don't recall", Sessions repeated over and over again when asked questions about alleged interactions with the Russian government and President Trump's firing of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey.

Harris asked if the policy was written down, to which Sessions gave no clear answer but instead explained the "principle" of it. If I don't qualify it you'll accuse me of lying.

Uh, what question was he answering there?

At that moment, Sen.

She was cut off by Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), and Sen.

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Sessions then went on to describe the principle, at length. "Can Sessions point to the policy, in writing, that allows him to not answer a whole host of our questions today".

She's been vocal about her criticism of Trump and denounced his agenda during a march in Washington a day after his inauguration.

"It would've been certainly, I can assure you, nothing improper, if I'd had a conversation with him", he said. Shamefully, but predictably, the attorney general's stall tactic worked.

"Will the senator suspend?" Time ran out on Harris' turn.

Harris later tweeted that it was "unacceptable" for Sessions to evade her questions, declaring that the American people "deserve the truth". But they called Kamala Harris hysterical for the second week in a row!

"I thought so", she responded.

But Kirsten Powers, a CNN political analyst, didn't let that slide by, insisting that Miller explain himself.

Harris showed no anger or "hysteria". I don't think that Sen. "She was very dogged". Ron Wyden (D-OR), Miller said, "I think she was hysterical". "I'm trying to be as correct as I can'".

"But he wasn't hysterical and she was", Powers replied.

Harris's treatment has not gone unnoticed.

It is absolutely crucial to note, as Brzezinski did, that the nature of the insult was two-fold: Harris is a Black woman being rudely and singularly admonished by the white men around her. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass, who was censured during Sessions's confirmation hearing earlier this year and inspired the rallying cry, "Nevertheless, she persisted". "Too often women are silenced in society and in the Senate".

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