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?”
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.
Harris, a rising progressive star who is often mentioned as a 2020 presidential candidate, has not responded to the criticism.