Kamala Harris Will Stay on Senate Judiciary Committee
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Tuesday announced that Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) would keep her seat on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Speculation arose that the November midterm election results would cause Dems to lose a seat on the influential Committee, and as its most-junior member, that stood to be Harris. Instead, no Democrats will lose their seat, and Republicans will add a member to the panel. “Good news this morning: @SenKamalaHarris will get to keep her spot on the Judiciary Committee!” Schumer tweeted. “As a former prosecutor, @SenKamalaHarris has strived every day for a more fair judicial system for all Americans. I’m proud that we successfully fought to keep her seat on the Senate Judiciary Committee.” The high-profile position could be a potential boost for Harris' 2020 prospects. The Committee has four women and two Black Senators -- including fellow possible 2020 presidential candidate Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) -- all on the Democratic side. More here.