Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is trying to use the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to drive Democratic voter turnout for November's midterm elections.

Speaking at the Ohio Democratic Party's annual state dinner, Harris -- a leading voice on the left and possible 2020 presidential candidate -- said Kavanaugh's confirmation process was a "sham" and a "disgrace."

"What we have been witnessing is a display and an exercise of raw power," Harris said. "Power that is being exercised not just to win, but to demean, and deflate, and defeat. And we are better than this."

"Let this last week and all that we have experienced in terms of our frustration and our anger and our sadness - let's use this week to give us all that extra energy that we know we have, to remember that the bottom line is that they may have the power right now, but we need to take it back," she continued to applause.


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On "America's Newsroom" Monday, Brit Hume noted that voter enthusiasm is already very high among the Democratic base, so he doubts that Harris' call to action will have any significant effect.

"I think it's pretty hard to whip people into a frenzy who are already in a frenzy," Hume quipped.

He said that the odds currently favor Democrats retaking the House, but the Senate is another matter.

"To the extent that Republican voters are motivated this time, they're going to be motivated in the states which Trump won," Hume explained. "A lot of those states are in play, so the Senate is a very different picture."

Watch more from Hume on "America's Newsroom" above, and see Harris' full remarks below (starting at the 2:06:00 mark).


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