Kamala Harris to run for president in 2020

Kamala Harris to run for president in 2020

Kamala Harris is holding her first press conference at 1:30 pm today, at her alma mater, Howard University in Washington, D.C., on the same day she announced that she is joining the Democratic primary race for president in 2020.

"It gives me no pleasure to tell you that we now have a president of the United States who is a racist", Sanders told rallygoers.

Vowing to "bring our voices together", Senator Harris would be the first woman to hold the presidency and the second African-American if she succeeds.

Harris is now the third woman to announce a presidential run, following Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

"Kamala Harris: For the people", is not just her campaign slogan, it's how she used to announce herself as a prosecutor, in the courtroom.


"The future of our country depends on you and millions of others lifting our voices to fight for our American values".

Earlier this month, Harris, during an interview, had said that the United States is ready for a woman of colour to be president. Barbara Boxer in 2016, said in her almost 1-minute announcement video that she wanted to bring people together. Yet, she said, all communities also support law enforcement. Tapping into her prosecutorial background, Harris grilled Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in nationally-televised intelligence committee hearings in 2017, then did the same last fall when the Senate Judiciary Committee questioned Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

The senator plans a formal campaign launch in Oakland in a week and will have her headquarters in Baltimore. If not, that doesn't bode well for the success of her campaign.

Harris is the first African American senator from California and joins a field vying to become the first woman elected to the White House.

Her campaign could be aided by the schedule for the state-by-state party nominating process that is scheduled to begin in February 2020. Kirsten Gillibrand of NY have public events scheduled, as do a number of other possible contenders, including former vice-president Joe Biden, former NY mayor Michael Bloomberg and senators Cory Booker and Bernie Sanders.


Later in the conversation with "GMA" anchors George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts, the former California prosecutor, who was elected to the Senate in 2016, said President Trump has "absolutely" compromised the American peoples' faith in the "integrity of our system of justice".

Harris' record as a prosecutor has come under scrutiny each time she has run for office, both from the right and left. Her campaign also posted an official video.

"The more deft among the candidates-and we'll see if Harris is among them-will figure out how to distance themselves from their records with honest apologies and, even better, actions that manifest a commitment to change", she wrote. Her home state of California also has moved up its primary to increase its influence.

Gillibrand, the youngest of the candidates at 52 (Harris is 54, Warren 69), famously promised to NY voters during her re-election bid a year ago that she would not run for president.


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