KAMALA Harris grilled Brett Kavanaugh about abortion laws during a hearing in 2018 for his sexual misconduct allegations.
The former California prosecutor told Justice Kavanaugh: “Can you think of any laws that give government the power to make decisions about the male body?”
Here is more on the heated exchange the two had.
What were the Brett Kavanaugh sexual assault hearings?
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh came under fire in September of 2018 after a series of women claimed he had sexually assaulted them in high school and college.
Kavanaugh denied the accusations.
Republicans were pushing for Kavanaugh’s pick as Supreme Court judge to come through but Democrats were suspicious of the allegations and wanted to halt his appointment as the FBI conducted a formal investigation.
Several women, one being professor Christine Blasey Ford offered to give testimony of the events that occurred between her and Kavanaugh.
She claims that she was pushed into a room by a 17-year-old Kavanaugh who was “stumbling drunk” and was groped while his friends watched.
She claimed he clapped his hand across her mouth when she screamed, pushing down so tightly she was struggling to breathe to the point where she thought she was going to die.
Blasey Ford says the two tumbled off the bed and she fled the room, locking herself in a bathroom until she heard Kavanaugh and his friends go downstairs.
She told the Senate: “I am here today not because I want to be.
“I am terrified. I am here because I believe it is my civic duty to tell you what happened to me with Brett,” she said.
Senator John Kennedy confronted Kavanaugh after Blasey Ford’s statement and said: “I’m going to give you a last opportunity right here, right in front of God and country.
“I want you to look me in the eye. Are Dr. Ford’s allegations true?”
Kavanaugh striked back and said: “They’re not accurate as to me.
“I have not questioned that she might have been sexually assaulted at some point in her life by someone someplace.
“But as to me, I’ve never done this,” he added.
The hearing then concluded and Kavanaugh was appointed Supreme Court Judge in October of 2018.
What did Kamala Harris say to Brett Kavanaugh?
While he could not think of anyone involved in the investigation, Harris followed up with a question about women’s reproductive rights.
“Can you think of any laws that give government the power to make decisions about the male body?” she asked.
Kavanaugh froze for several seconds before responding, “I’m happy to answer a more specific question.”
“Male versus female,” Harris replied.
After trying to think of a reply, Kavanaugh told Harris, “I’m not thinking of any right now, senator.”
The exchange became a trending topic on social media shortly after, as people stood up to defend Harris for asking Kavanaugh such question.
When did Kavanaugh say ‘I like beer’?
Kavanaugh mentioned in his sexual assault hearing that he “liked beer” after he was accused of being a “stumbling drunk” by Blasey Ford.
He said: “I drank beer with my friends. Almost everyone did.
“Sometimes I had too many beers. Sometimes others did.
“I liked beer. I still like beer, but I did not drink beer to the point of blacking out and I never sexually assaulted anyone,” he added.
When is the Presidential election?
- The election will be held on November 3, 2020.
- Primary election dates vary by state and by party.
- Each have their own important dates, like voter registration deadlines.
- President Trump is running for re-election against Democrat Joe Biden.
- If Biden wins, the White House will have its first Black woman as Vice-President, Kamala Harris.
- Trump will remain with Mike Pence as his Vice-President.
What did Trump say about Kamala’s treatment of Kavanaugh?
President Trump classified Harris as “extraordinarily nasty” to Kavanaugh during his hearing saying: “She was nasty to a level that was just a horrible thing …
“The way she treated now Justice Kavanaugh, and I won’t forget that soon,” he told reporters Tuesday afternoon.
What happened between Harris and Attorney General William Barr?
Harris asked Attorney General Barr on the findings of Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election.
She primarily wanted to know if the president or anyone at the White House had ever asked or suggested that he open a Justice Department investigation into anyone.
Barr, acting uncertain, at first repeated part of her question, “the president or anyone else…”
To which she replied: “It seems you’d remember something like that and be able to tell us,”
“Yeah, but I’m trying to grapple with the word ‘suggest,’” Barr responded.
“They have not asked me to open an investigation.”
“Perhaps they suggested? Hinted? Inferred? Harris asked.
When Barr struggled to answer Harris said, “You don’t know,” sarcastically.
Later, she asked Barr if he, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein or anyone in his office had questioned or reviewed the underlying evidence supporting the report’s findings.
Barr told Harris he had not.
Harris responded: “I think you’ve made it clear, sir, that you have not looked at the evidence and we can move on,” she concluded.
When was Harris chosen as Biden’s Vice-President?
Biden chose Harris as his running mate and called her the child of “America’s story” who fought for the working class and was ready to take on their opponents in a “life-changing election.”
Despite being picked as Biden’s VP, people have suggested Harris called Biden a “racist.”
The two got into a heated exchange in which Harris criticized the former vice president on the topic of busing black students to white schools in the 1970s.