Democratic senator Kamala Harris joked about killing President Trump and members of his administration in a Thursday appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show.
“If you had to be stuck in an elevator with either President Trump, Mike Pence, or Jeff Sessions, who would it be?” DeGeneres asked Harris during a series of random, mostly cheery questions she read from cards.
Harris made a displeased face and asked Ellen, “Does one of us have to come out alive?”
WATCH Kamala Harris joke about killing Trump, Pence and Sessions on Ellen… and everyone laughs.
Could you imagine what the reaction would be if any of those men said the same thing about her?!?! pic.twitter.com/eaZ23MveLD
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) April 6, 2018
She laughed loudly for a minute as the audience joined in with cheers and laughs. Even the show’s host joined in the mirth.
Conservatives took Harris to task over the comment, some asking what the reaction would have been if the men Harris joked about had made the same joke about her.
And the crowd goes wild pic.twitter.com/wc7Qwq7Z7E
— Jim Hanson (@Uncle_Jimbo) April 5, 2018
— GITMO 🇺🇸 (@President1Trump) April 5, 2018
A shocking new low https://t.co/qyJ7v6cNAr
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) April 5, 2018
Harris, a rising progressive star who is often mentioned as a 2020 presidential candidate, has not responded to the criticism.