Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) on Thursday referred to the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s copy of the U.S. Constitution as the “book that you carry” during her questioning.
On the second day of questioning during Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing, Harris was clearing up what she previously said when she talked pejoratively about the pocket Constitution on Kavanaugh’s table.
“To make clear what we’re talking about, it means rights that are protected by the Constitution even if they are not specifically mentioned in the Constitution, so they are not in that book that you carry,” Harris said.
Kavanaugh did not seem fazed by her comment and continued to take her questions. Harris, who has been floated as a potential 2020 presidential candidate, has clashed with Kavanaugh several times over the last couple days on multiples issues, ranging from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe to the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case.
Harris was the first Democratic senator to disrupt the Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Tuesday, interrupting Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) as he was attempting to welcome those in attendance. She, along with several other Democrats, demanded the hearing be delayed.