Kamala Harris: I am running for President of the United States
- Author: Sonia Alvarado Jan 23, 2019,
Jan 23, 2019, 0:33
The California senator joins an already crowded field seeking the Democratic nomination.
Last week, a widely-circulated New York Times op-ed written by Lara Bazelon, a law professor and the former director of the Loyola Law School Project for the Innocent in Los Angeles, argued that Harris can not be considered a "progressive prosecutor" given her record as attorney general in California. Barbara Boxer in 2016, said in her almost 1-minute announcement video that she wanted to bring people together. "That's why I'm running for president of the United States", the senator representing California said in a video posted on Twitter. I'm running to lift those voices.
Born to an Indian mother and Jamaican father in Oakland, Harris "had a stroller-eye view of the Civil Rights movement", according to her official Senate bio.
Harris, the former attorney general of California, has chosen a red and yellow design for her logo that resembles the campaign buttons used five decades ago by Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress. "Let's claim our future, for ourselves, for our children and for our country", she said.
She is the fourth major female candidate to take steps toward a run for the White House, following fellow Sen. "And we are the best of who we are when we fight to achieve those ideals", Harris said. However, Harris has recently received criticism for some of her stances as a prosecutor.
While avoiding directly engaging Trump, Harris has accused the President of stoking racist and xenophobic rhetoric, while aligning his administration with white supremacists at home, and cozying up to dictators overseas.
After arriving in the Senate in 2017, Harris quickly leveraged her seat on two high-profile Senate committees to become a national figure.
"I am running for president", Harris said in a tweet along with a simultaneously released video message. Other women, including Sen.
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The others being Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand from NY and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii. The first-term senator has been billed as one of the Democrats' best chances for defeating Trump in 2020.
Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) on Monday addressed questions about her long history as a California prosecutor shortly after announcing her campaign for president in an appearance on ABC's "Good Morning America". They're the values we as Americans cherish.
He says he's extremely proud of Harris and to have known her.
"Never Trump CNN pundit Ana Navarro, who has said that people do not talk about whether Harris is likable and relatable enough like they did with Hillary Clinton and are doing with Warren, said Harris will destroy the "'women are called dislikable' sexism charge". He didn't last the primaries, which were won by President Donald Trump. "So today, the day we celebrate Dr. King, is a very special day for all of us as Americans and I'm honored to be able to make my announcement on the day we commemorate him".
"The core of Ms Norsworthy's complaint is that Defendants have not provided the particular treatment she wants, sex-reassignment surgery and unspecified 'additional treatment, '" Harris wrote.
Moreover, Harris has also been outspoken on the nomination of former Attorney General William Barr.
Harris also supports free tuition at four-year public colleges for most Americans, a ban on assault weapons and sale of high-capacity magazines, abortions, and same-sex marriage.