Bill Bennett claims 'ambitious' Harris showed 'rough ... even vicious' side during Kavanaugh hearings

Ex-education secretary counters Klobuchar claim Harris showed 'grace under pressure'

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s choice of Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., to be his running mate could present some problems, former Education Secretary Bill Bennett told “Special Report" Tuesday.

“I can't think of a time when the announcement of the vice presidential pick overshadowed the presidential pick and there may be some mischief here," said Bennett, who described Harris as “very ambitious” and questioned whether Biden will still be in his basement while his running mate fronts the campaign.

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FILE - In this June 27, 2019, file photo, then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listens to questions after the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Art in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

FILE - In this June 27, 2019, file photo, then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listens to questions after the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Art in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Bennett also disagreed with Sen. Amy Klobuchar's earlier statement that Harris had shown "grace under pressure" during the contentious confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

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“She didn’t show grace under pressure,” he said. “She showed what a rough, indeed, even vicious, character she can be.”

Bennett also questioned whether the Biden campaign will use the choice of Harris to "reach out" to police and law enforcement groups that may be tempted to endorse President Trump.

“Did you know that Kamala Harris has a higher rating from the [National Association of Police Organizations] in 2019 than from the ACLU?" Bennett asked. "This is going to be an interesting thing for them to figure out."

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