Attorney General Jeff Sessions took part in a public hearing on Tuesday so that he could be questioned by the Senate about contacts held with Russian officials and his part in the firing of FBI director James Comey.
When it was time for Senator Kamala Harris to question Sessions, she stuck to her guns and demanded he explain why he was refusing to answer certain questions. Sessions got antsy, at one time exclaiming that Harris was making him "nervous."
Then Harris was shut down by the moderator in a way essentially no other senator was. People guessed why:
What is it about Kamala Harris that makes her the only Senator Republicans interrupt at every hearing?— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) June 13, 2017
Hmm... certainly it couldn't be the fact that she has the audacity to be both black and female?!— Jade (@butlerfetish) June 13, 2017
Kamala Harris makes Jeff Sessions & other Republican racists nervous for the same reasons Barack & Michelle Obama did.— Kenny BooYah! (@KwikWarren) June 14, 2017
And even after Harris was silenced, pundits were still picking her apart in a way they probably wouldn't if she were a man. A white man. Like when she got called "hysterical:"
But she's not done asking questions:
And there are plenty of people who were LIVING for Harris's reactions to Sessions' evasive answers:
Unfortunately, she's had a lot of practice for how to react when men interrupt her.