Media To Kamala: Be Presidential For SCOTUS Hearings
Media To Kamala: Be Presidential For SCOTUS Hearings
“Today, she remains the lowest-ranking Democrat on the panel. But when the Judiciary Committee convenes on Monday to consider the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Ms. Harris will take on an outsize role in the proceedings as the party’s vice-presidential nominee. Almost as many eyes will be on her as on Judge Barrett.”
The Washington Post:
“Starting Monday, Harris will again be at the center of an explosive nomination battle — this time in an unprecedented role as a member of a presidential ticket participating in a divisive Supreme Court hearing just three weeks before Election Day.
As Joe Biden’s running mate, she faces an especially delicate task: appearing tough enough to satisfy liberals upset with Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination, but restrained enough to support Biden’s outreach to disillusioned Republicans.
At the same time, she is auditioning as a possible future president. “If I were Kamala Harris, I would try to [give] off the most presidential demeanor possible,” said Mike Davis, a Republican Judiciary Committee counsel during the Kavanaugh hearings. “Her job is to be presidential.””
Both the WaPo and The NY Times are here to tell us that Kamala’s demeanor at the Vice Presidential debate last Wednesday elevated her to the top of her game. Likewise, she had scored such huge points during the Kavanaugh hearings, that she should do the same this week with Amy Coney Barrett.
Let’s break this down shall we?
The VP debate:
“I’M SPEAKING!” was uttered in snide tones by Kamala several times throughout the debate.
The sighs and facial expressions were, in my opinion, not Presidential.
The face Kamala Harris made when Mike Pence stated that she and Joe Biden are going to overthrow the Supreme Court with court packing pic.twitter.com/Oy1JKdddIw— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) October 8, 2020
Focus groups, particularly the one run by Frank Luntz, were unimpressed and in fact turned off by her attitude, her demeanor, and her tone.
FRANK LUNTZ: Among undecided voters, this was Mike Pence's night. They were upset with Kamala Harris' reactions to him — the smiling, the smirking, and the scowling. pic.twitter.com/hGr7iW649o— August Takala (@AugustTakala) October 8, 2020
For someone who is supposedly knowledgeable about the Constitution and SCOTUS history, she completely got her little story regarding Abraham Lincoln wrong. No, he didn’t wait until after the election to nominate someone to the court because of fairness or something. No, Lincoln waited as Congress was already in recess, and he needed time to get information and draw up a list of nominees.
Furthermore, she along with Biden remain dead silent on whether they’d work to pack the court if they are elected. However, their campaign staff is trying to tell us that Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination is the definition of packing the court. An appointment to the court is very VERY different from ADDING more seats on the court.
So no, Kamala was NOT Presidential whatsoever during last week’s VP debate.
Kamala Harris was a disgrace during those hearings.
“Just seconds into the Supreme Court confirmation hearing of Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh in 2018, Senator Charles E. Grassley, then the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, was interrupted by a sharp demand to be recognized from far down the Democratic side of the dais.
“We cannot move forward, Mr. Chairman, with this hearing,” Senator Kamala Harris of California, the most junior Democrat on the panel, insisted after Mr. Grassley tried repeatedly to silence her — first by ignoring her and then by declaring her out of order.”
Her questioning of Brett Kavanaugh wasn’t prosecutorial nor professional by any standard.
First, it was her questioning of and essentially demanding that Kavanaugh admit speaking with anonymous people at a law firm about the Mueller Russia investigation. She really wanted Kavanaugh to admit he is unfit because he somehow had inside information regarding the Russia investigation.
Then her questioning regarding the salacious and unfounded allegations against Brett Kavanaugh was again, not professionally prosecutorial, ignored the presumption of innocence, and most definitely NOT Presidential.
Furthermore, if she’s asked, I bet her answer is still yes to impeaching Justice Kavanaugh.
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.— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) September 15, 2019
He must be impeached.
Kamala Harris tried to run for President. Her numbers, the support, and the fundraising were running out of gas by the third quarter, and she finally dropped out in December 2019.
But now she is the candidate for Vice President and is a member of the Judiciary Committee. The media has decided that THIS is the time for her to look and be Presidential!
One NY Times columnist believes Kamala should be the sole questioner of Amy Coney Barrett given that she is aspiring to the highest office in the land and needs to hold to account an unelected judge.
Of note – a Supreme Court judge is APPOINTED, not elected per our Constititon.
I wonder how that will work given that Kamala has condescendingly announced she will participate in the hearings remotely due to Covid issues. I give it exactly ONE day and Kamala will be regretting that stance, and try to wiggle her way out of it.
The fact is, Kamala doesn’t know how to act Presidential. Her fall backs are always condescension, interruptions, and sneering facial expressions.
The media can try to make Kamala SHINE, but that shine will wear off very quickly once the hearings start tomorrow.
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