Senator Kamala Harris is at risk of losing her seat on the Judiciary Committee following the mid-term elections earlier this month.
According to The Hill, the California senator is the least senior Democratic member on the committee. And because Republicans actually gained Senate numbers in the recent midterms, she is not guaranteed to keep her seat.
Harris joined the Judiciary Committee in January 2018 and has since been a powerful voice on the panel.
But according to her spokeswoman, Harris is determined to stay on the panel. The Washington Post reports that Harris told Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer that she wants to stay on the committee next year.
She is one of two Black senators on the panel and one of four female members.
Harris, who many think will run for the presidency in 2020, will also be releasing her first book, “The Truths We Hold: An American Journey” in January 2019.
Negotiations between Democrats and Republicans for the committees have yet to begin. Schumer and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell still need to negotiate these committees size and ratios.
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