Liberals were at the ready to tweet outrage if anyone dared to interrupt Democrat Senator Kamala Harris from California during the Senate Intelligence Committee testimony of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and they were not disappointed.
Twice Kamala Harris is the ONLY senator being directed to let a witness answer, despite other sen's talking over them as well. #Mansplaining
— R Levinson-Waldman (@RachelBLevinson) June 13, 2017
A combative exchange in which Sessions snapped at Harris for interrupting him provided them the opportunity to yell “racism” and “sexism” on social media.
“I don’t believe I had any conversation with a Russian businessman or Russian nationals,” Sessions answered before being interrupted.
“Are you aware of communications…” Harris interjected.
“…although a lot of people were at the convention, it’s conceivable that somebody came up to me,” he continued, talking through her.
“Sir, sir, I have just a few minutes,” she interrupted again, smiling.
“Well if you’ll let me qualify it,” he loudly protested, “if I don’t qualify it, you’ll accuse me of lying. So I need to be correct as best I can.”
“I do want you to be honest,” she said, smiling.
“I’m not able to be rushed this fast,” Sessions added, “it makes me nervous!”
Sessions says he doesn't believe he had any conversations with Russian businessmen or nationals https://t.co/uR624FnrGJ
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) June 13, 2017
The exchange was immediately picked up on social media and excoriated as yet another example of a white male in power talking down to a person of color, or “POC,” as many on the left call the non-white demographic. “WOC” refers to “women of color.”
WOC understand what Kamala Harris is dealing with. Raise your hand if you've been shushed, silenced, scolded etc.
— Tanzina Vega (@tanzinavega) June 13, 2017
Interesting how Kamala Harris, the only WoC on the Senate Intelligence Committee, is the only one who gets interrupted by other senators
— Rose (@Rose_Khann) June 13, 2017
Senator Kamala Harris is EVERYTHING that Republicans and Trump fear! She's a strong, educated, and fearless WOC #ShePersisted
— Makayla (@mlwoot01) June 13, 2017
Jeff Sessions doesn't like Kamala Harris because he's a racist.
Why are we dancing around this fact?
— Jeremy James (@JRyanJam) June 13, 2017
— PJ Jakovljevic (@pjtec) June 13, 2017
Kamala Harris is the only Senator who's been interrupted by another senator so far, by my count.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 13, 2017
“The Root” even referred to Kamala Harris “white man kryptonite.”
— The Root (@TheRoot) June 13, 2017
As a female trial lawyer who constantly has judges and male counsel interrupting and mansplaining, I feel for @KamalaHarris.
— Violet Skyye (@Violetskyye) June 13, 2017
Here is a complete list of Senators who have been interrupted by Senators during the #SenateIntelHearing:
1. Kamala Harris (twice)
— Danny Deraney (@DannyDeraney) June 13, 2017
WHY THE HELL DOES MCCAIN KEEP INTERRUPTING @KamalaHarris IT IS INFURIATING. Sexist PIGS
— TicTocMFer #DemForce (@blahblah8976) June 13, 2017
While some on the right struck back at the narrative unfolding on social media:
The Left's blossoming obsession with the Grand Interrupter Kamala Harris seems a microcosm for the Left's love of silencing others.
— Erielle Davidson (@politicalelle) June 13, 2017
The way you know Kamala Harris fell flat on her face today is the myriad of lefties claiming any criticism of her is #RACIST
— Chris Barron (@ChrisRBarron) June 13, 2017
Dear Democrats, please nominate this rude, arrogant, hyper-leftist Kamala Harris as your candidate. She will guarantee a Trump reelection.
— Tennessee (@TEN_GOP) June 13, 2017
Stop trying to make Kamala Harris happen
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) June 13, 2017
Kamala Harris is what an Aaron Sorkin script looks like when it is exposed to reality.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) June 13, 2017
Sessions showed his feistiness not only to Senator Harris, but to Senator Wyden (D-Oreg.) as well, who he snapped at for accusing him of stonewalling at the hearing Tuesday.