Kamala Harris says Democrats won't end Trump investigations even if he 'holds America's infrastructure hostage'

Kamala Harris says Democrats won't end Trump investigations even if he 'holds America's infrastructure hostage'
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Democrats should not stop investigating President TrumpDonald John TrumpZuckerberg launches public defense of Facebook as attacks mount Trump leaning toward keeping a couple hundred troops in eastern Syria: report Warren says making Israel aid conditional on settlement building is 'on the table' MORE over his threats to end work with them on legislation, Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisWarren says she will unveil plan to finance 'Medicare for All' Kamala Harris reacts to supporter who got tattoo of her handwriting Even with likely Trump impeachment, Democrats face uphill climb to win presidency MORE (D-Calif.) said Wednesday in an appearance on "The Late Show with Stephen ColbertStephen Tyrone ColbertColbert extends contract to host 'The Late Show' through 2023 Susan Rice blasts Trump as 'total sell-out' for saying Kurds are 'more of a terrorist threat' than ISIS Susan Rice calls Trump decision to pull troops from Syria 'batshit crazy' MORE."

The presidential candidate said it would be wrong for her party to cave to Trump.

"He's going to hold America's infrastructure hostage ... over the issue of the investigation," Harris said. 

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"The roads are falling apart," she added. "Families are suffering."

Colbert asked Harris why Democrats don't just temporarily "pause" the investigations, adding that Trump will "still be corrupt later."

"We cannot abandon our Democracy for the sake of appeasing somebody who is completely focused on his interests only," Harris responded.

Trump vowed to quit working with Democrats on infrastructure and walked out of a meeting at the White House with congressional leaders after Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTurkey sanctions face possible wall in GOP Senate Trump lashes out at Pelosi as she visits Jordan to discuss Syria Thomas D'Alesandro III, brother of Nancy Pelosi, dies at 90 MORE (D-Calif.) minutes before the meeting accused him of being involved in "a cover-up."

Pelosi was referring to Trump's refusal to provide documents or have witnesses appear at the request of Democrats investigating his administration. 

Harris is among two dozen people vying for the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential nomination. 

She has lagged behind former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenZuckerberg launches public defense of Facebook as attacks mount Graham: 'Stupid' for Trump to ask China to investigate Biden Romney: Republicans don't criticize Trump because they fear it will help Warren MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWarren says making Israel aid conditional on settlement building is 'on the table' Warren says she will unveil plan to finance 'Medicare for All' Ocasio-Cortez says endorsing Sanders early is 'the most authentic decision' she could make MORE (D-Vt.) in polls, but hopes to begin a climb with a "phase two" of her campaign.