2020 hopeful Kamala Harris says US faces constitutional crisis

2020 hopeful Kamala Harris says US faces constitutional crisis
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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisAre Democrats turning Trump-like? Volatile presidential polls spark new round of anxieties Conservative commentator rips Shapiro over criticism of people with multiple jobs MORE (D-Calif.) said Sunday the U.S. could be facing a constitutional crisis after another week of building tension between Congress and the White House.
 
"A constitutional crisis is generally when the system we set up with checks and balances, when each of the independent co-equal branches of government fails to perform its duties and I think we're seeing the breakdown of responsibilities," the 2020 presidential hopeful said. "I think it's fair to say we're looking at a crisis of confidence, potentially a constitutional crisis."
 
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Speaking Sunday morning to Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperFormer acting solicitor general: 'Literally unfathomable' that Trump would retweet conspiracy theory about Epstein death Consoler in Chief like Biden is the perfect antidote to a Divider in Chief like Trump Democrats blast Trump's Epstein conspiracy theory retweet as Conway defends the president MORE on CNN's "State of the Union," Harris cited Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrAttorney General Barr's license to kill Medical examiner confirms Epstein death by suicide Justice Dept. says Mueller report has been downloaded 800 million times MORE's refusal to appear before the House Judiciary Committee and the panel's party-line vote to hold him in contempt, as well as the Trump administration's failure to comply with congressional subpoenas.
 
The comments led a wide-ranging interview with Tapper that touched on her views on the Trump administration's foreign policy, gun control, Facebook, her controversial truancy initiative in California and her relationship with her step-children.
 
Harris is not the first prominent Democrat to voice concern about a constitutional crisis. 
 
Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiAre Democrats turning Trump-like? Pelosi hits Trump, Netanyahu for 'weakness' amid tensions over Omar and Tlaib In Hong Kong, the need for peaceful persistence MORE (D-Calif.), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerGOP memo deflects some gun questions to 'violence from the left' House Democrats urge Trump to end deportations of Iraqis after diabetic man's death French officials call for investigation of Epstein 'links with France' MORE (D-N.Y.) and fellow 2020 hopeful Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersVolatile presidential polls spark new round of anxieties GOP memo deflects some gun questions to 'violence from the left' British Bookmaker: Warren has replaced Biden as Democratic primary favorite MORE (I-Vt.) have all sounded the alarm in the past week.