Steve October 12, 2020

Source: Washington Post

While others on the two presidential tickets hit the campaign trail Monday, Harris will remain in Washington, where she will be at the center of an explosive nomination battle over Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court.

As she prepares to question Barrett, Harris, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, will be in the unprecedented role as a vice-presidential candidate participating in a divisive Supreme Court hearing just three weeks before Election Day.

As Biden’s running mate, she faces an especially delicate task: appearing tough enough to satisfy liberals upset with Barrett’s nomination but restrained enough to support Biden’s outreach to disillusioned Republicans.

A spokesman said Sunday that Harris will appear at the hearing virtually from her Senate office, accusing Republicans of refusing to take “common-sense steps to protect members, aides, Capitol complex workers and members of the media” from the coronavirus.

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