Kamala Harris announced Monday she is running for president of the United States, an expected announcement in which she enters a growing field of Democratic candidates eager to run against President Donald Trump in 2020. Should she be elected, Harris would be the first female president in US history.
Harris, who grew up in Oakland and is a daughter of parents from Jamaica and India, is one of the earliest high-profile Democrats to join what is expected to be a crowded field.
During her interview with ABC, Harris said that "the American people deserve to have someone who is going to fight for them... who will be concerned about them and put them in front of self-interest".
Less than two weeks ago, Harris, 54, said she was not yet ready to make an announcement about a possible campaign.
"In a country exhausted and disgusted with Trump's degradation of his office and normalization of cruelty, bigotry and xenophobia, Harris's description of an America we can be proud of has great appeal", Rubin added.
From the Palmetto State, Harris hopes to notch another win because of her neighboring state advantage in Nevada, where she has campaigned extensively for other candidates. She has said she will reject corporate political action committee money. "That's why I am running for president of the United States".
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She signs off by inviting supporters to join her in Oakland, CA on Sunday Jan. 27 for her big campaign kick-off event and asking folks to check out her website, KamalaHarris.org, to join her campaign. According to The San Francisco Chronicle, the line is a reference to how she began her introduction to the court as a prosecutor: "Kamala Harris, for the people". More than a dozen other Democrats are considering runs and CNN reported former Starbucks chief Howard Schultz is exploring an independent candidacy.
The Republican National Committee criticized Harris as "the least vetted" of the Democratic candidates, calling her unqualified and out of touch. Last Thursday, Lara Bazelon of the Loyola Law School Project for the Innocent in Los Angeles published a scathing editorial in the New York Times, writing that as attorney general, Harris had "opposed reform or remained silent" and that she "fought tooth and nail to uphold wrongful convictions that had been secured through official misconduct that included evidence tampering, false testimony and the suppression of crucial information by prosecutors". Chisholm was both the first woman and the first African American to seek the nomination of a major party - Harris is already the fourth woman to launch a presidential campaign just this year.
In 2017, the former prosecutor was sworn in as California's junior U.S. senator.
"It gives me no pleasure to tell you that we now have a president of the United States who is a racist", Mr. Sanders said at a SC event. She outlined in her election bid announcement how she would have to challenge barriers surrounding the perception of minorities in her upcoming campaign. If not, that doesn't bode well for the success of her campaign. Kirsten Gillibrand, Massachusetts Sen. In 2018, the senator visited Iowa and SC to stump for local candidates.
First-term Sen. Kamala Harris, the former attorney general of California, announced on Martin Luther King Jr.
Harris is the third USA senator and the fourth woman to join the 2020 fray. Harris becomes the fourth woman now serving in Congress to announce her presidential ambitions.