Fox Nation Host Accuses Kamala Harris of Using Affair With Ex-San Francisco Mayor to Boost Career: 'Well, Isn't That Something?'

Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren accused Democratic Senator Kamala Harris using her relationship with the former mayor of San Francisco to advance her career.

Harris, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, had a brief relationship with Willie Brown, an influential California politician, in the 1990s.

"Kamala, given you're a vocal and proud supporter of the #MeToo movement, what are your thoughts on someone using an extramarital affair to boost their political career?" Lahren pointedly asked on her show Tuesday night.

The influential #MeToo campaign highlights the sexual exploitation of women by men more powerful than them, spanning politics, entertainment, and the corporate world.

As well as two terms as San Francisco mayor, Brown was also speaker of the California State Assembly.

Around the time of her relationship with Brown, he appointed her to roles at the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board and the Medical Assistance Commission.

Harris went on to serve as District Attorney of San Francisco and Attorney General of California. She is now a California senator and a strong contender for the Democratic nomination.

The pair's relationship, which ended in 1995, was already public knowledge. Brown was also long separated from his wife when he started dating Harris.

After Harris launched her 2020 campaign, Brown wrote in a brief column for The San Francisco Chronicle that he had been "peppered" with calls about the relationship.

"Yes, we dated. It was more than 20 years ago. Yes, I may have influenced her career by appointing her to two state commissions when I was Assembly speaker," Brown wrote.

"And I certainly helped with her first race for district attorney in San Francisco. I have also helped the careers of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Gov. Gavin Newsom, Sen. Dianne Feinstein and a host of other politicians.

"The difference is that Harris is the only one who, after I helped her, sent word that I would be indicted if I 'so much as jaywalked' while she was D.A."

Lahren referred to Brown as Harris's "boo."

"Over the weekend, the former San Fran mayor admitted to having an extramarital affair with Kamala, pulling her out of obscurity and elevating her political career," Lahren said.

"Kamala was 30 years younger than Brown when he appointed her to not one but two well-paid state commission assignments on the unemployment insurance appeals board and the California medical assistance commission.

"He then used his money, connections, and clout to help girlfriend Kamala with her D.A. run. Well isn't that something?"

The Kamala Harris campaign did not respond immediately to a request for comment.

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US Senator Kamala Harris, Democrat of California, asks witnesses about Worldwide Threats during a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, January 29, 2019. Harris is running for her party's 2020 nomination. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images