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 TrumpCNN's Camerota clashes with Trump's immigration head over president's tweet LA Times editorial board labels Trump 'Bigot-in-Chief' Trump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates MORE over his threats to end work with them on legislation, Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisTrump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates Judd Gregg: Counting the costs of Democrats' desires Buttigieg: 'Medicare for all,' free college tuition are 'questionable on their merits' MORE (D-Calif.) said Wednesday in an appearance on "The Late Show with Stephen ColbertStephen Tyrone ColbertChris Christie on Chuck Todd: 'The most pretentious know-it-all on network news' Ocasio-Cortez pokes Democrats for 'humorous' use of Spanish in debate Crowd breaks into chants of 'AOC' during Colbert appearance 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 PelosiNYT's Friedman repeatedly says 's---hole' in tirade against Trump on CNN GOP lawmaker: Trump's tweets 'obviously not racist' On the USMCA, Pelosi can't take yes for an answer 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 BidenTrump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates Biden pitches new subsidies, public option in health care plan The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - Trump attack on progressive Dems draws sharp rebuke MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTrump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - Trump attack on progressive Dems draws sharp rebuke Judd Gregg: Counting the costs of Democrats' desires MORE (D-Vt.) in polls, but hopes to begin a climb with a "phase two" of her campaign.