A senator who entangles Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing has gone viral.
Kamala Harris, a Democratic senator from California, asked several questions of Kavanaugh, 53, during his confirmation hearing. Harris, 53, spoke on several topics, from Donald Trump's reaction to Charlottesville's car attack to marriage equality.
One of her questions about how the government regulates the bodies of men and women differently, what appeared to be a clear reference to abortion, caught the attention of thousands of viewers who acclaimed her on social media.
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Kamala Harris, a Democratic senator from California, asked several questions of Kavanaugh, 53, during his confirmation hearing.
"Can you think of any law that gives the government the power to make decisions about the male body?" Harris asked Kavanaugh, the election of Trump to fill the seat of the Supreme Court vacated by Anthony Kennedy.
Kavanaugh hesitated and finally answered: "Um … I'm happy to answer one, um … more specific question."
& # 39; Man vs. woman & # 39 ;, Harris added.
& # 39; There are medical procedures … & # 39; said Kavanaugh, which prompted Harris to continue: "That the government has the power to make a decision about a man's body? & # 39;
"I thought you were asking about medical procedures that are unique to men," Kavanaugh replied.
At that moment, Harris smiled and said: "I will repeat the question Can you think of any law that gives the government the power to make decisions about the male body?
"I'm not … I'm not thinking about anything now, senator," Kavanaugh replied.
Then, Harris continued to question Kavanaugh about his ideas about precedents and about whether the court can override him, which leads him to recognize that he can and sometimes does.
Support: Twitter users praised Harris after asking Kavanaugh a question that seemed to be a clear reference to the right to abortion.
Encouraging: Several people suggested that Harris should run for president in the future
Democratic lawmakers have often returned to questions about Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that establishes a constitutional right to abortion, during Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing.
Kavanaugh called it an "important precedent" that has been "reaffirmed many times". He highlighted the Planned Parenthood case v. Casey of 1992 that reaffirmed the decision and called it "precedent over the precedent".
But in a 2003 email that was made public on Thursday as part of the confirmation process, Kavanaugh pointed out that Roe v. Wade could be canceled.
Exchange: Kavanaugh (pictured during his confirmation hearing) hesitated before giving an answer to Harris's question
Kavanaugh was working for the White House of George W. Bush when he wrote when reviewing a proposed opinion piece: "I'm not sure that all legal experts refer to Roe as the established land law at the Supreme Court level since the Court can always annul its precedent, and three current judges in court would do so. "
When asked about that email, Kavanaugh said he was pointing out "what law academics might say" and that he intervened because "he's always concerned about accuracy."
In the context of Kavanaugh's controversial confirmation hearing, Harris' video asked: "Can you think of any law that gives the government the power to make decisions about the male body?" it quickly went viral.
The clip, which Harris shared on Twitter, has now liked more than 71,000 likes and retweeted more than 25,000 times.
It has also generated thousands of comments, many of which have praised the senator for his hard line of questions.
One person considered the question "perfect," while another marveled at his phrasing.
Someone else told the senator & # 39; you govern & # 39; next to a gif of Rihanna placing a crown on his own head.
I love you, senator. Seriously, & # 39; another person wrote.
Several people suggested that Harris should run for president, including someone who tweeted: Harris for President 2020 & # 39; on a gif of President Barack Obama saying to the crowd & # 39; No boo, vote & # 39; during the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
& # 39; Thank you for being my voice today! & # 39; someone else told Harris, while a Twitter user considered her a "shero".
"If men could get pregnant, there would be an abortion clinic in every Starbucks," one person intervened.
Someone else wrote under the clip of Harris interrogating Kavanaugh: "SAY AGAIN STRONGER FOR THE PEOPLE ON THE BACK."
Twitter users celebrate Senator Kamala Harris after she interrogates Brett Kavanaugh about abortion