Sen. Harris to vote ‘no’ on President Trump’s attorney general nominee

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 10:31 AM PT — Thursday, January 17, 2019

In what many see as a way to prop up a possible 2020 presidential run, California Senator Kamala Harris is claiming she will vote “no” on attorney general nominee William Barr.

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. questions Attorney General nominee William Barr as he testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

In a statement Thursday, Harris said Barr won’t defend independent investigations from attacks and ensure equal protection under the law for all Americans. She cited a number of areas where she and Barr appear to disagree.

This comes after Barr’s two-day confirmation hearings wrapped up on Wednesday. He is widely expected to be confirmed as Republicans hold a majority in the Senate.

Harris has repeatedly taken opposing positions to the president’s agenda.