2020 hopeful Kamala Harris says US faces constitutional crisis

2020 hopeful Kamala Harris says US faces constitutional crisis
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"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 TapperManchin on reported boos at Democratic luncheon: 'I heard a lot of nos' Ocasio-Cortez: 'More than enough' votes to prevent infrastructure from passing without reconciliation bill Ohio governor says vaccine lottery was successful MORE on CNN's "State of the Union," Harris cited Attorney General William BarrBill BarrTrump called acting attorney general almost daily to push election voter fraud claim: report Highest-ranking GOP assemblyman in WI against another audit of 2020 vote Native Americans are targets of voter suppression too 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 PelosiManchin on reported boos at Democratic luncheon: 'I heard a lot of nos' Kinzinger supports Jan. 6 panel subpoenas for Republicans, including McCarthy Ocasio-Cortez: Democrats can't blame GOP for end of eviction moratorium MORE (D-Calif.), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerBiden backs effort to include immigration in budget package Biden to meet with 11 Democratic lawmakers on DACA: report Britney Spears's new attorney files motion to remove her dad as conservator MORE (D-N.Y.) and fellow 2020 hopeful Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSenators introduce bipartisan infrastructure bill in rare Sunday session Bipartisan infrastructure win shows Democrats must continue working across the aisle 'The land is us' — Tribal activist turns from Keystone XL to Line 3 MORE (I-Vt.) have all sounded the alarm in the past week.