Whose idea was it for John Cornyn to come after Sen. Kamala Harris on police reform, Senate procedure, transparency, or frankly, anything for that matter? It's the perfect example of white male mediocrity being blasted into the ether by Black female brilliance and preparedness.
First, (before the video above begins,) Cornyn asked Sen. Harris if she was aware — if she was AWARE — the GOP's no-teeth, no-reform police bill that the Democrats planned to vote against included the anti-lynching legislation she and Sen. Booker sponsored. This S.O.B. As if one of the smartest and most prepared legislators in the Senate wouldn't be AWARE of her own legislation. She answered,
Right then and there he should have sat his ass down, and known he was out of his league. Of course, he didn't, because white men never think they're beat. She continued, listing the reasons Democrats won't sacrifice the critical issues of no-knock warrants, chokehold bans, police accountability, national standards for use of force, independent investigators for the one anti-lynching issue. Those other issues are the ones that would have helped keep so many of the Black people we mourn alive. None of them is in that toothless GOP policing bill.
Yet, our Texas Senator pressed on, asking again if she was AWARE Senate procedure allowed Senators to offer amendments to improve legislation once it's been taken up. Like he's teaching a 5-year-old who has never seen the inside of the Capitol building. Sen. Harris gears up again, her face saying, "Oh, you wanna challenge me on process?"
First, she reminds him that she and Cornyn both serve on the Judiciary Committee, as do the authors of the Senate policing bill she is opposing. THEN, she roasts Mitch McConnell without even mentioning his name.
I've seen no evidence of that. I've seen no evidence that, in fact, I've seen, reading some of the newspapers, sometimes they get things wrong, but if they got it right, the Senate Leader said that he has no interest in engaging in that kind of discussion or debate before we put the bill on the floor for a vote tomorrow.
And because, apparently, Sen. Cornyn's career has a death wish, a masochistic streak, or both, he requested one more question of Sen. Harris. Then he stood there for a good 8 seconds before he said a word.
HARRIS: Indeed, that is the beauty of the Judiciary Committee. Our meetings are public meetings.
I mean...has anyone seen Sen. Cornyn's pride? Is it hiding in the same place his intellect?
Twitter had, shall we say, feelings about this exchange.
Me: I'd like to report... no, sorry, I don't call the cops on black excellence... I need the fire department.
Me: @KamalaHarris just stranded @JohnCornyn is a tree and I don't think he can get down.
911: Sending Ladder Company "Ya Got Burnt" now. https://t.co/zGEEIGrJIz
— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) June 23, 2020
She basically told him, “Bring it. Ain’t nothing between us but space and opportunity.” pic.twitter.com/pF7QpXg6pa
— Hank Neloms (@MongoSlade64) June 23, 2020
— chris evans (@notcapnamerica) June 23, 2020
Why did Kamala Harris embarrass John Cornyn like that?😭😩😂 pic.twitter.com/tmQD8tqLuf
— The General (@generalunite) June 23, 2020
Wow. During powerful @SenKamalaHarris speech, Sen. Cornyn stops her to ask whether she knows her antilynching bill (w/ @CoryBooker) is included in the GOP bill.
She responded: “You mean the same one that Rand Paul obstructed?”
Don’t be distracted. GOP bill falls woefully short. pic.twitter.com/3XGXWNnrWp
— Vanita Gupta (@vanitaguptaCR) June 23, 2020
I don't know how many men @KamalaHarris has to expose on national TV in a way no one ever has done before for people to realize she's the only choice for VP. Sessions, Kavanaugh, Barr, & now Cornyn. #BidenHarris2020
— David Darmofal (@david_darmofal) June 23, 2020