Kamala Harris went on the friendly confines of CNN to promote her book and her soon to be announced presidential run and she choked when confronted with her shady past.
CNN host Jake Tapper, who actually did his job for a change, pressed Kamala as she tries to squirm and do the DC two-step but no one believes her denials.
CNN’s Tapper pressed the Democrat presidential hopeful on Wednesday over a recent report that indicated she didn’t know about a harassment settlement involving one of her top advisers.
Sen. Harris, who responded by hinting that her office was too big to notice, did not apologize for her lack of leadership over what happened as she suggested that she was a victim of the whole ordeal, clamming that it was a “very painful experience” for her.
“You were a leader of the #MeToo movement, you were very vocal on the Senate Judiciary Committee during Kavanaugh,” Tapper said. “An unfortunate thing happened on your staff, which is one of your top aides had to resign a few weeks ago, Larry Wallace.”
“Right,” Sen. Harris nodded in agreement.
Host Tapper also noted that Wallace helped Harris run the California Department of Justice when she was the Attorney General.
“As somebody who is a leader of the #MeToo movement, how did this happen and you didn’t know about it?” The host asked. “And what did you learn about it given that it kind of struck close to home?”
But some expressed skepticism that Sen. Harris had no clue of the harassment caused by Wallace. GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel wrote in a tweet that the senator was either “lying or grossly incompetent.” As Fox news reported.
“No one is buying Kamala Harris’s claim she didn’t know her top aide of 14 yrs was accused of sexual harassment, resulting in a $400K settlement,” she wrote.
As the report said, an intake form from the Equal Employment Rights and Resolution Office, which administers the issues concerning discrimination at the state DOJ, reveals that the department had been alerted on Oct. 3, 2016 that Hartley will pursue legal action.
Also, Hartley had already requested the right to sue from the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, as reported by the Bee. Her complaint, filed a month earlier, detailed the allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation – naming Wallace and “those who worked for him” as the culprit.