A constitutional Christian attorney calls it "wonderful news" that Democratic Senator Kamala Harris could possibly lose her seat on the prestigious Senate Judiciary Committee.
The California Democrat (pictured, seated right) is one of the most vocal critics of President Donald Trump in the U.S. Senate. Harris also was front and center in grilling now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh about the unproven allegations of sexual misconduct against the then-nominee when he was a young man. But now The Washington Post reports that the Senate Judiciary Committee might be reduced in size, forcing Harris – its most junior Democratic member – off the high-profile body.
"It is wonderful news," says Matt Barber, co-founder and chief counsel of Christian Civil Rights Watch. "We saw her gross misbehavior and assault of now-Justice Kavanaugh. We've seen her just unconscionable comparison of our brave members of ICE fighting to protect our borders comparing them literally to Nazis.
"This woman is a radical leftist. She has no place on the Senate Judiciary Committee."
According to the Post, Democrats' midterm losses – combined with the retirement of two GOP members of the Committee – could result in the 21-member panel being reduced in size. In addition, with Senator Harris being "a presumed Democratic star in the making," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has little incentive to accommodate her continued presence on the panel.
Harris is one of several names being tossed around as a possible Democratic presidential candidate to take on President Trump in two years. Barber hopes the California Democrat does exactly that.
"She represents the radical fringe and extreme of the Democrat Party, which unfortunately has become the mainstream of the Democrat Party," he tells OneNewsNow.
The Washington Post suggests that one possible way to preserve Harris' seat on the Senate Judiciary Committee would be for one of the more senior members to "take one for the team" and step down. The article says it would be unlikely that the ranking Democrat, California Senator Dianne Feinstein, would do that.