On Wednesday night’s Late Show, Kamala Harris sat down with Stephen Colbert and explained that the senate intelligence committee would not halt their investigation on President Trump despite his threat to stop deals on infrastructure.
Earlier in the day, Trump reportedly blew up a meeting with democratic congressional leaders, declaring that he cannot work with them unless they stop investigating him. Nancy Pelosi accused Trump of being engaged in a cover-up.
Infuriated, Trump walked out into the Rose Garden and expressed his irritation at being accused of a cover-up.
“Instead of walking in happily into a meeting, I walk in to look at people that have just said that I was doing a cover-up,” Mr. Trump said. “I don’t do cover-ups.”
Additionally, Trump demanded that democrats “get these phony investigations over with.”
Afterwards, Trump took to Twitter to express his outrage over the investigations.
Colbert asked Harris if it was possible to pause the investigation in order to continue deals on infrastructure.
“Let me take the devil’s point of view here,” Colbert said. “If that’s true, then just pause the investigations and get the infrastructure done. He’ll still be corrupt later.”
Harris shot this down immediately.
“This is a false choice,” Harris stated. “We cannot abandon our democracy for the sake of appeasing somebody who is completely focused on his interests only.”
She went on the explain that a stop in infrastructure work would negatively impact the majority of Americans.
“Almost half of American families are $400 unexpected expense away from complete upheaval, right,” Harris explained. “$400 unexpected expense could be the car breaks down or a hospital bill you didn't see coming. Do you know how much it costs to get four tires in America these days, on average… About $400. Why do people need new tires? Because the roads are falling apart.”
Harris stressed that the senate intelligence committee would continue to fight, despite Trump’s protests.
“So when we talk about-- if you want to talk about a representative government, and shouldn't leaders lead on behalf of the people as opposed to self interests,” Harris explained. “Then connect all the dots. Right now families are suffering.”