The Hill's Reid Wilson: Kamala Harris sees Kavanaugh hearing as a political opportunity

The Hill campaign reporter Reid Wilson said on Tuesday that Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisKamala Harris shopping trip stirs Twitter campaign trail debate Sanders expected to announce exploratory committee next week Bill Maher to Dems: ‘Let’s not eat our own’ in 2020 MORE (D-Calif.) sees the confirmation hearing for President TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand backs federal classification of third gender: report Former Carter pollster, Bannon ally Patrick Caddell dies at 68 Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job MORE's Supreme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh, as a political opportunity ahead of the 2020 presidential elections. 

“I spent a lot of time over the last month talking to people close to Kamala Harris, specifically, who is the most junior member of the Judiciary Committee on the Democratic side, so she’ll essentially be batting cleanup," Wilson told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking."

"She gets to go last in all of her questions, and they [Harris’s team] really saw this as an opportunity to grab the national spotlight ahead of what is almost certain to be a 2020 presidential campaign," he continued. 

"She has made a big point of making her presence felt in primary states across the country. This is her moment in the limelight," he said. 

Harris joined other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday in attempting to delay Kavanaugh's confirmation to give them time to examine thousands of recently released documents from his work under former President George W. Bush.

Speculation has swirled around whether the freshman senator will launch a presidential bid in 2020. 

Harris has been seen on the campaign trail, stumping for new and incumbent candidates, while raising over $5 million for Democratic candidates and groups in 2018.

— Julia Manchester