In a profile on three Democratic senators, CNN had little to say about the California freshman
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) joined Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on a trip to Afghanistan and has “gone to bat” for her home-state military interests.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) has raised questions about the Authorization for Use of Military Force first agreed to in 2001 and been given a “leadership” platform on Africa issues.
And then there’s Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA). In the profile CNN published of these three Democrats, the cable news network seemed to not have a lot to say about the freshman senator. Here’s the heart of CNN’s argument for Harris’s foreign policy bona fides:
Harris’ questioning style, in some ways similar to another prosecutor-turned-senator, GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, was on display during confirmation hearings, too, where she asked nominees for specific commitments.
CNN also highlighted that she was interrupted for not allowing nominees and those testifying to answer her questions.
When pressed, CNN wrote this about her foreign policy views:
As for Harris’ foreign policy positions, the intelligence committee doesn’t provide a platform like the Armed Services and Foreign Relations panels, but some of her worldview does come through, including concerns about military spending.
The absolute dearth of any qualifying foreign policy expertise was readily apparent for all three of these Democrats profiled, but embarrassingly so for Harris, who just arrived in the Senate a few months ago, and arguably should not have been included in the first place.
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