For the second time in just a week, Senator Kamala Harris was cut off by Republican colleagues while posing questions at a Senate intelligence committee hearing
During this week’s hearing, Sessions repeatedly explained his repeated non-disclosures by citing what he called a long-standing Department of Justice policy. Asked by Harris about the policy’s origin, he began discussing its principle.
Harris followed up, «Sir, I am not asking about you the principle. I am asking — when you knew that you would be asked these questions and you would rely on that policy, did you not ask your staff to show you the policy that would be the basis for your refusing—«
At this point, McCain spoke over Harris, saying, «Chairman, the witness should be allowed to answer the question.»
Harris went on to finish the question just before committee chairman Richard Burr chimed in, «Senators, we’ll allow the chair to control the hearing. Senator Harris, let him answer the question.»
Shortly after the exchange, Harris tweeted, «It was a simple question. Can Sessions point to the policy, in writing, that allows him to not answer a whole host of our questions today.»