Sen. Kamala Harris’ office had a free call from the White house, in the lead up to President Trump’s Supreme Court nomination.
Sen. Kamala Harris’ rejected the office, a free call from the White house in the run-up to the on Monday, the Supreme Court nomination, according to a senior White House aide.
According to the report, the Democratic California senator’s office, White House Counsel Don McGahn said, “We want nothing to do with you.”
The senator’s office has since denied saying that. Asked about the claim, her office confirmed that the senator is the chief of staff, if not Harris, spoke with McGahn aide — but denied the offer.
But according to the White house, came a sudden answer, when McGahn each Senate judiciary Committee member reached to discuss the Supreme court confirmation process. Fox News is told, Harris’ office was the only one, the rejection of the discussion.
The incident, the deeply party underlines the nomination of environment, court of appeals judge Brett Kavanaugh -.
Republican senators have coalesced largely around him, while many Democrats have vowed from the beginning against the pick. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, said he will fight the nomination with “everything I’ve got,” warning Kavanaugh’s presence on the court could be a threat to the right to abortion, and much more.
Harris, similarly, tweeted that Kavanaugh “is a direct and fundamental threat to the rights and health of hundreds of millions of Americans,” swore, against his nomination.
Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, judge Kavanaugh, is a direct and fundamental threat to the rights and health of hundreds of millions of Americans. I’m against his nomination to the Supreme court. #Scotus pick
— Kamala Harris (@Kamala Harris) July 10, 2018
Harris is also considered a potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.
It was not the only point of tension in the administration, public relations, Capitol Hill. Several key Democrats, invitations declined Monday to participate in the nominations announcement.
The charm offensive begins in earnest Tuesday, as the Vice President of Pence and McGahn escort Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill with Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and later, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.
President Trump, departing Tuesday for Europe, propagated the reaction of his candidacy.
“I will also say, last night was an incredible evening. Brett Kavanaugh has gotten rave reviews—rave reviews—actually from both sides. I think it will see a beautiful thing,” he said.
Fox News’ John Roberts, Chad Pergram and Brooke Singman contributed to this report.
Serafin Gomez is a White House Producer for FOX News Channel, which is also in the election of 2016 as a special events & politics producer and former special correspondent for Fox News Latino. Fin formerly worked as the Miami Bureau Producer for Fox News Channel, where he covered Florida politics & Latin America. Follow him on Twitter: @Finnygo