Kamala In: California Senator Officially Announces Presidential Run
On Monday, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) officially announced that she will run for president in 2020.
“Truth, justice, decency, equality, freedom, democracy,” Harris said in a video announcement posted to her Twitter account. “These aren’t just words. These are values that we as Americans cherish, and they’re all on the line now. The future of our country depends on you, and millions of others lifting our voices to fight for our American values. That’s why I’m running for president of the United Sates. I’m running to lift those voices. To bring our voices together.”
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 21, 2019
The political left, obsessed with identity politics, appears to be eating itself alive.
“The first question Harris gets is about criticism of her record on transgender rights for inmates as AG. ‘It was an office with a lot of people and I wish sometimes that they had consulted with me,’ she says. Expect a lot more Qs and answers like this,” reported Molly Hensley-Clancy from Howard University, where Harris held a press conference Monday afternoon.
Harris’ plans to run for president were leaked on Jan. 10, when someone close to her campaign announced her plans.
Big League Politics reported:
A Thursday morning report by KCBS radio said that Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is planning to announce a 2020 presidential run.
“Sen. Kamala Harris has decided to run for president in 2020 and will announce her candidacy on or around Martin Luther King Jr. Day, probably at a campaign rally in Oakland, sources close to the freshman senator from California tell KCBS Radio,” the radio station said.
Harris enters an already-crowded field of Democratic Party hopefuls, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), and former San Antonio Mayor and Democrat Julian Castro. Others who could make a presidential bid include former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I.Vt.), and failed U.S. Senate candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke.