Kamala Harris evokes Maya Angelou to scorch Trump: 'I know a confession when I see it'
With 12 people on the stage for CNN’s Democratic Debate, it’s a busy night and everyone is trying to get a sharp—and smart—word in. Sen. Kamala Harris, however, wowed in response to the first question. With no opening remarks in an effort to save time, Anderson Cooper went straight into impeachment talk. And Harris wasn’t wasting time in her response, either. (Note: Full clip is embedded at the bottom of this post.)
Cooper asked Harris, who has repeatedly expressed willingness to vote to remove Trump, if she was “being fair to the President.”
"Well, it's just being observant. Because he has committed crimes in plain sight. I mean, it's shocking but he told us who he was," Harris replied. A nice answer in itself. Then she continued and really brought it home.
"Maya Angelou told us, 'Listen to somebody when they tell you who they are the first time.’ During that election, Donald Trump told us he could shoot somebody on Fifth Avenue and get away with it. He has consistently since he won been selling out the American people."
Then, in reference to Ukraine specifically, she continued. “He has been selling out our Democracy. Our framers imagined this moment. A moment where we would have a corrupt president. And our framers then rightly designed our system of democracy to say there would be checks and balances. This is one of those moments.”
She also said she didn’t think the impeachment process would take very long. Why not? Well in her own words...
“As a former prosecutor,” she stated. “I know a confession when I see it. ... Donald Trump needs to be held accountable.”
Here’s that whole clip: