Senator Kamala Harris Could be Removed From Judiciary Committee

  • 2018-11-26
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Senator Kamala Harris Could be Removed From Judiciary Committee
 
Senator Kamala Harris, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee and is looking to challenge Trump in 2020 just got some news she surely will not like. The GOP gained seats in the Senate and according to reports are considering reducing the size of the committee which currently sits at 21 members.

If this happens Senator Harris would be removed due to the fact that she is the most junior member on the committee.

According to Fox News:

Reducing the size of the 21-member Senate Judiciary Committee is reportedly among the actions being considered by Senate Republicans as they prepare for the next Congress.

If that happens, Sen. Kamala Harris of California -- a high-profile Democrat who is considered a possible candidate for her party’s 2020 presidential nomination -- could be left off the panel, according to a report.

That’s because the first-term senator is the judiciary committee’s most junior member, and would be among the first to go if the panel is downsized, the Washington Post reported.

 

But some Democrats are reportedly scrambling to find a way to keep Harris on the committee, the report said. The ideas include negotiating with Republicans -- who maintained control of the chamber after this month's midterm elections -- to keep the committee at 21 members, or convincing a more senior Democrat to step aside.

This would be a major blow to her hopes of challenging Trump in 2020 and it will be interesting to see how the Democrats keep her in this relevant position.

 Source: TTN
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