Kamala Harris: Voters want president who can prosecute 'the case' against Trump

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisTrump hits polling on Fox News: 'Something weird going on at Fox' Trump hits polling on Fox News: 'Something weird going on at Fox' 2020 Democrats look to cut into Biden's lead with black voters MORE (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that she believed voters want a Democratic presidential nominee with the proven ability to prosecute "the case" against President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says 'Failing New York Times' should be held 'fully accountable' over Russia report Trump says 'Failing New York Times' should be held 'fully accountable' over Russia report Trump tweets ICE will begin removing 'millions' of undocumented migrants MORE

“I also believe that what voters are going to want is they are going to want that there is someone who has the proven ability to prosecute the case against this administration and this president,” Harris, a 2020 presidential candidate, said on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

“And that is going to be about having an ability and a proven ability to be able to articulate the evidence that makes the case for why we need new leadership in this country.”

Host Jimmy Kimmel responded by asking if that meant she would prosecute Trump and his "various hench characters" if she became president. 

"I am very supportive of Bob Mueller being able to finish his process and do his job," Harris replied, referring to Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerKamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE's special counsel investigation into Russia's election interference and if the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin. 

The comments from Harris came as she discussed many issues related to the 2020 presidential campaign, which already includes a crowded field of Democrats vying to challenge Trump. 

Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTrump hits polling on Fox News: 'Something weird going on at Fox' Trump hits polling on Fox News: 'Something weird going on at Fox' 2020 Democrats look to cut into Biden's lead with black voters MORE (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTrump hits polling on Fox News: 'Something weird going on at Fox' Trump hits polling on Fox News: 'Something weird going on at Fox' 2020 Democrats look to cut into Biden's lead with black voters MORE (D-Mass.) and former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeProgressive activist: Democratic nominee will 'need to ride a little bit to the center' Poll: Biden leads Sanders by 22 points Poll: Biden leads Sanders by 22 points MORE (D-Texas) are among many prominent names that have announced bids for the Democratic nomination. 

Harris, a former prosecutor, has repeatedly criticized the Trump administration in the last two years. She said during her campaign launch in January that foreign powers are "infecting the White House like malware."

Harris has also continually advocated for efforts to protect Mueller's investigation. 

She said shortly after she launched her White House bid in January that her "highest priority" was to protect Mueller and his ability to finish his investigation. 

Trump has repeatedly derided Mueller's investigation, often referring to it as a "witch hunt."