Sen. Kamala Harris: Not backing down is in ex-prosecutor's DNA

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Educated, experienced and ready to rumble, the senator from California will not be silenced, especially when it comes to getting at the truth in the Russian investigation hanging over Donald Trump's administration, though that is exactly what her male colleagues want to do: silence her.

After the California democrat was interrupted by the Senate Intelligence Committee's chair - for the second time in two weeks - her name began trending on Twitter right alongside Sessions'.

During Attorney General #Jeff Sessions' testimony on Tuesday regarding Russia's alleged meddling in the #2016 Presidential Election, partisan lines helped shape the perspective of Sessions' answers.

Harris: Is that policy in writing somewhere?

Whatever spirit or adverse response Sessions and McCain hoped to get out of Harris didn't happen.

Harris: questions and you would rely on that policy.

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Harris had been aggressively questioning Sessions about whether he had contacts with any Russian businessmen or Russian nationals, causing him to become visibly flustered.

Sessions: I don't have memory naff.

"Sir, sir, I have just a few minutes", Harris said.

The tense moment in Harris's questioning of Sessions occurred six days after she was reprimanded by Burr for what the chairman said was a lack of "courtesy" in her and other senators' questions to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

What was unusual, however, was the level of disrespect shown to Harris, a woman of color. When she was chastised for not allowing Sessions to complete his answers, liberals turned it into an act of ganging up on a poor black woman.

"But you know how many headlines I read saying, 'Oh she was interrupted, ' so what?" "Senator Harris, let him answer", the North Carolina Republican said. And we talked about the real principle that is at stake is one that I have some appreciation for as having spent 15 years in the department of justice, 12 as United States attorney.

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As with Sessions, Harris never got her answer before time expired.

Sessions was so jarred by her onslaught that he even blurted out "I'm not able to be rushed this fast, it makes me nervous". A commentator on CNN Tuesday night said Harris had come off as "hysterical" during the hearing. "The more information the better and I think you can qualify as much as you need to". "Ron Wyden was, would you say that?"

In addition to being called hysterical, Harris has been interrupted several times by Republican congressmen during public hearings over the past week. And if we do ever get an answer to any of those questions, it will be thanks in part to Harris' doggedness.

Another CNN Trump surrogate, Jeffrey Lord, eventually jumped in to claim that "hysteria is a neutral quality".

"The interesting thing about the word hysterical is it's a word with a female-baiting history from hystericus, which was once a common medical diagnosis reserved exclusively for women sending them uncontrollably insane, sometimes causing, they would have to perform a hysterectomy", Sara Haines said.

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