“How can he [McGahn] say ‘I won’t make the same testimony in public’ claiming executive privilege?” the broadcaster asked Harris on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews.
“I think it is sort of like virginity […] Once you have given it up, you can’t grab it back.”
Harris, a Democrat from California and a presidential candidate for 2020, did not seem particularly impressed by the metaphor and her look betrayed the awkwardness of the moment.
“I’m not gonna go with you on that metaphor Chris,” she quipped back.
The interviewed then continued as normal, until Matthews interrupted it a few minutes afterward to apologize.