Jason Miller, now one of Trumps in-house surrogates at the network,accused Harris ofhysteria for her dogged line of questioning during Tuesdays testimony from Attorney General Jeff Sessions before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
CNN political analyst Kirsten Powers wouldnt let him get away with it.
How was Sen. Harris hysterical? she asked on Anderson Cooper 360 on Tuesday night. I dont really understand that. I mean, she was asking some tough questions.
Miller claimed Harris questions amounted to acompletely partisan screed.
POWERS: But how was that hysterical?
MILLER: From my perspective my, I would say, objective perspective I mean it was … it didnt seem like there was any effort to try to get to a real question or get to the bottom of it.
POWERS: I think she asked a lot of questions, actually. She was very dogged, theres no question, but I wouldnt say she was any more dogged than Ron Wyden [D-Ore.] was, would you? Would you say that?
MILLER: Look, I have my opinion on that. I think she was hysterical. I dont think that Sen. Wyden was really trying to get to the bottom of answers either.
POWERS: But he wasnt hysterical and she was. OK, I just wanted to clear that up. Got it.
Another CNN Trump surrogate, Jeffrey Lord, eventually jumped in to claim that hysteria is a neutral quality.
Powers wasnt having any of that, either.
And yet its just women that usually are called hysterical, she said.
Hysteria has historically been used to dismiss women going back to the words Greek root, which means uterus.
See the full exchange, posted online by Media Matters, above.
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