CNN’s Jake Tapper pressed Democrat presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) on Wednesday over a recent report that indicated she did not know about a harassment settlement involving one of her top advisors.
Harris, who responded by hinting that her office was too big to notice, did not apologize for her lack of leadership over what happened as she appeared to suggest that she was a victim of the whole ordeal, saying it was a “very painful experience” for her.
“You were a leader of the #MeToo movement, you were very vocal on the Senate Judiciary Committee during Kavanaugh,” Tapper said. “An unfortunate thing happened on your staff, which is one of your top aides had to resign a few weeks ago, Larry Wallace.”
“Right,” Harris nodded in agreement.
Tapper noted that Wallace helped Harris run the California Department of Justice when she was the Attorney General.
“As somebody who is a leader of the #MeToo movement, how did this happen and you didn’t know about it?” Tapper asked. “And what did you learn about it given that it kind of struck close to home?”
Harris started off by saying that it was a “very painful experience” for her as she suggested that she didn’t know about it due to the fact that her office employed a large number of people.
While Harris said that she took “full responsibility,” she did not apologize and did not acknowledge the alleged victim involved in the incident.