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.
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.