Kamala Harris has been announced as Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick for the US election on 3 November.
And since the announcement – made on Tuesday evening – people have been looking back at some of her most iconic moments.
While many have criticised Harris for things like her track record on criminal justice – some have remembered the time she grilled Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court nomination hearing in September 2018.
In it, she posed one simple question:
Have you ever discussed [Robert] Mueller or his investigation with anyone at Kasowitz Benson and Torres – the law firm founded by Mark Kasowitz, [who is] President Trump’s personal lawyer?
Kavanaugh initially responded that he couldn’t remember but then asked for clarification about who specifically Harris was “thinking of”.
She then responded:
I think you’re thinking of someone and you don’t want to tell us.
While Kavanaugh did not reveal whether or not he had any such conversation – and Kasowtiz since denied Kavanaugh had a conversation with anyone from his law firm – the line of questioning hoped to expose an inappropriate relationship between the Supreme Court judge and the Trump administration.
This would’ve meant there would be a conflict of interest to his nomination. Though this was never uncovered or proven.
The exchange made such an impression on Trump that after the VP announcement on Tuesday evening, the POTUS remarked Harris was “extraordinarily nasty to Kavanaugh…nasty to a level that was just a horrible thing”.
Which just prompted many to have fond memories of the exchange:
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