“Kavanaugh seemed not to know what she was talking about, and Harris hinted that she may have had evidence to back up her line of questioning. But in the end, the former California Attorney General came up with absolutely nothing,” as Breitbart News
Harris had several other moments that made headlines, dismissively calling Kavanaugh’s pocket Constitution “that book you carry” as she asked the nominee which unenumerated rights he would do away with:
“Three points I believe, senator, first the constitution, it is in the book that I carry. The constitution protects unenumerated rights. That’s what the Supreme Court has said,” Kavanaugh
Prior to the Senate panel vote on Kavanaugh, Harris lamented the “tyranny of the majority” and proclaimed that there had not been a fair process throughout. Harris
You know, we have a democracy. There should not be tyranny of the majority. We have a democracy, and there has not been a fair process in place from the beginning on this. It should not be about raw power influencing the outcome of a decision about that is about not only a statement about what we hold as being precious and important about our system of justice, but who will sit for a lifetime on the United States Supreme Court.
The day prior, Harris cast away any potential doubt, stating clearly that she believed Blasey Ford:
Days later, she referred to Ford as “a profile in courage”:
Despite the massive discrepancies in Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony, Harris determined that Kavanaugh “lied to the U.S. Senate and most importantly to the American people” and has since called for his impeachment on more than one occasion.
“I sat through those hearings. Brett Kavanaugh lied to the U.S. Senate and most importantly to the American people. He was put on the Court through a sham process and his place on the Court is an insult to the pursuit of truth and justice. He must be impeached,” she said as Democrats geared up to begin the impeachment process on President Trump last September:
The call for impeachment followed another claim of alleged misconduct from Kavanaugh’s college years, but Harris “did not mention, or did not know, that the authors’ own book
refutes the allegation, which the alleged victim reportedly does not recall,” as Breitbart News reported at the time.
In 2019, Blasey Ford made
Time Magazine’s annual “100 Most Influential People” list, and Harris penned the profile, praising the Kavanaugh accuser for making an “unfathomable sacrifice.”
“Her story, spoken while holding back tears, shook Washington and the country. Her courage, in the face of those who wished to silence her, galvanized Americans. And her unfathomable sacrifice, out of a sense of civic duty, shined a spotlight on the way we treat survivors of sexual violence,” Harris, who
failed to prosecute priest sex abuse cases during her time as a prosecutor, wrote.
Following Biden’s formal announcement of Harris as his running mate, President Trump said, “She was extraordinarily nasty to Kavanaugh, Judge Kavanaugh, now Justice Kavanaugh.”
“She was nasty to a level that was just a horrible thing the way she was, the way she treated now-Justice Kavanaugh,” he added. “And I won’t forget that soon.”
While Harris has established the lengths she will go to sink Trump’s judicial nominee, it remains unclear if she will assume the role again or shirk her senatorial duties, as the election clock ticks down. Earlier this month, Harris skipped a vote on a Republican proposal that would have provided coronavirus aid to Americans. Her Democrat colleagues ultimately
blocked the measure, yet Harris has continued to call for Congress to act, despite failing to vote on the coronavirus relief measure herself.