Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown (D) dismissed claims that freshman Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) was being rude or disrespectful in recent Senate hearings.
Harris came under fire for pointed remarks and interruptions of witnesses like Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein.
She was verbally warned twice about her remarks in those hearings - by Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.).
Brown, a well-known figure in the west, said Harris isn't interested in toeing the line like the other 99 senators.
"She has no interest being in their club - or any club," Brown said in the San Francisco Chronicle. "She's not mean. She's just being Kamala."
Brown said Harris did not rise through the ranks of lower political office to reach the senate, but instead came from the courts.
He recalled her history as a prosecutor, the district attorney in San Francisco, and later California attorney general.
"She is a dead-on prosecutor, and when she goes into that mode, watch out [because] she is out for blood," he said.
Brown specifically mentioned her questioning of Sessions, saying his "Southern gentlemanly" manner came across evasive to Harris.