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

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisSanders doubles down on 'Medicare For All' defense: 'We have not changed one word' Obama reveals his summer playlist Democratic candidates face hard choices as 2020 field winnows 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 TrumpGraham: America must 'accept the pain that comes in standing up to China' Weld 'thrilled' more Republicans are challenging Trump New data challenges Trump's economic narrative 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 MuellerMueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony 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 preps conspiracy theory to explain faltering economy Sanders doubles down on 'Medicare For All' defense: 'We have not changed one word' Sanders, Warren back major shift to fight drug overdoses MORE (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTrump preps conspiracy theory to explain faltering economy Sanders, Warren back major shift to fight drug overdoses Rendell: Biden 'baked in' as Democratic nominee MORE (D-Mass.) and former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeBiden mistakes New Hampshire for Vermont during campaign stop Steyer calls on DNC to expand polling criteria for debates Gabbard hits DNC over poll criteria for debates 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."