She's a former prosecutor and served as California's first female attorney general from 2011 to 2017.
"Right there we will see a great contrast", she said to laughter. That's not correct. That's not American.
She was passionate and definitive when she answered a question from a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, commonly called "Dreamers", who told Harris that she didn't want to be used as a bargaining chip in the negotiations over a border wall. She's got the shibboleths and the bromides grievances and the identity markers down to a T. She has now taken the plunge into the contest for the Democrats' 2020 presidential nomination.
Harris' first news conference as a candidate was on the campus of Howard University, the historically black college in the nation's capital that she attended as an undergraduate.
Early 2020 presidential candidate Kamala Harris introduced herself to American voters Monday by drawing a sharp contrast with Donald Trump, offering a robust defense of her progressive positions a day after formally declaring her White House bid.
DeJear was Iowa's first African American to win a primary for statewide office a year ago, but lost in her attempt to unseat Iowa's Republican secretary of state. In other words, if you like your healthcare plan President Harris wouldn't allow you to keep it. "We know that we've not yet reached those ideals, but our strength is that we fight to reach those ideals".
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Temperatures drop into the mid-to-upper 20s area-wide for morning lows with spotty snow showers during the morning commute. The snow and rain will move eastward by Tuesday afternoon, affecting cities such as Birmingham, Atlanta and Nashville.
Harris made her first campaign stop Friday in SC, where more than six in 10 of the state's 2016 Democratic primary voters were black.
Ingraham said Harris "is running to finish what Obama started". She also touted her plan to cut taxes for the middle class, saying it would be the first thing she would do if she were elected president. She also touted her passage of the strongest anti-foreclosure law in America as the example of her ability to hold big corporations accountable.
One distinct advantage for Harris is the shift that her home state has made in the primary calendar.
Critics immediately responded to Harris, asking whether the same tactic should be applied prior to votes about abortion legislation or funding to abortion providers. It is unclear if Harris would seek to abolish that option in the US, or if she merely seeks to make them unnecessary.
Harris also did not shy away from taking on Trump directly, saying the US welcomes refugees and calling the wall that Trump wants to build at the southern border a "medieval vanity project" that would not actually stop transnational gangs, which she noted she battled as state attorney general.