Monday, 10 Dec 2018

Kamala Harris Speaks on White House Bid for 2020 "During the Holidays"

Senator Kamala D. Harris is one of the dozens of Democrats planning to run for the White House in 2020. (Chris Delmas / AFP / Getty Images)

Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) Said Saturday that she was considering making the "very serious" decision regarding a possible presidential candidacy of 2020 in the coming weeks.

"During the holidays, I will make this decision with my family," Harris said in an interview with MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski at the "Know Your Value" conference in San Francisco.

Harris added that if she decided to run against President Trump, she was ready to make the situation "ugly", knowing that her candidacy would exceed the limits.

"When you break things, it's painful," she said. "And you are cut off. And you're bleeding.

Harris is one of the dozens of Democrats in the White House in 2020. Other candidates include Elizabeth Warren (Massachusetts), Amy Klobuchar (Minnesota), and Cory Booker (NJ), former Vice President Joe Biden. billionaire Tom Steyer.

A former attorney and attorney general, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Mr. Harris has earned a reputation for being one of the most qualified interrogators of the Democratic Party. However, mid-term democrat losses put the seat of the committee at risk as Liberal groups warned of a possible violent reaction if Harris, the only African-American woman in the group, was eliminated.

In a recent interview with Dan Balz of The Washington Post, Harris said that the phrase "identity politics" was designed to marginalize the very real concerns of minority communities. Race, she said, is an integral part of the country's political debate in the Trump era.

"[I]It is interesting to note that one of our longest opponents, the Russian government, has discovered the Achilles heel of America? she said, referring to Russia's interference in the 2016 campaign: "One of the most important is the race, and they attacked us for that, and we will not talk about it.


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