Sen. Kamala Harris responded to President Donald Trump labeling her “nasty” during an appearance on CNN’s “New Day” Thursday.

“We have a president of the United States whose primary interest I think that has been clear as a result of what we know as a result of the Mueller report, his primary interest has been to obstruct justice,” Harris told host CNN’s Alisyn Camerota.. “My primary interest is to pursue justice. You can call that whatever name you want, but I think that’s what the American people want in a leader.”

 

Trump attacked the California Democrat and 2020 presidential candidate during an appearance on Fox Business Wednesday night.

“She was probably very nasty,” the president said.

Trump previously called Harris “nasty” less than a week ago. He told  Fox’s Sean Hannity that she was “a little bit of a nasty wit, but that might be it.” The renewed swipe came  in response to Harris questioning Attorney General William Barr during Wednesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Harris put Barr on the defensive as he tried to answer his handling of the special counsel Robert Mueller’s final conclusions into Trump into investigations probing Russian election interference in 2016. Barr has been accused of running interference on behalf of Trump and his administration.

 

 

Barr announced after the hearing that he would not appear before the House Judiciary Thursday. Harris felt it was due to Barr not wanting to expose himself to perjury.

“He did not answer the question, and I’m sure he didn’t because he knew he was under oath, and he knew that he could potentially expose himself to perjury if he didn’t answer honestly,” Harris said.

Harris also stated that Barr should resign as AG.

“He’s clearly biased. He is clearly reluctant to share the truth with the the United States Congress and clearly unable to perform his duties as attorney general of the United States” she said.