India  
NewsR.in
> > >

Sen. Kamala Harris jumps into 2020 White House race

Video Credit: Reuters Studio - Duration: 02:29s - Published < > Embed
Sen. Kamala Harris jumps into 2020 White House race

Sen. Kamala Harris jumps into 2020 White House race

First-term Democratic Senator Kamala Harris of California, a rising party star and outspoken critic of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, launched her 2020 campaign for the White House on Monday by touting her background as a prosecutor.

Zachary Goelman reports.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

Sen. Kamala Harris jumps into 2020 White House race

(SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS VIA TWITTER, SAYING: "That's why I'm running for president of the United States.

I'm running to lift those voices." U.S. Democratic Senator Kamala Harris on Monday declared she would seek her party's presidential nomination.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS, SAYING (NOV.

4) "Elections matter.

Those people who win get to write the rules." Harris is still in her first term as California's junior senator.

She rose in the public eye for her grilling of Trump cabinet members... (SOUNDBITE) (English) SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS (D-CA), SAYING (JUNE 13, 2017): "Did you have any communications with Russian officials for any reason during the campaign that have not been disclosed in public to this committee.

" (SOUNDBITE) (English) ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS, SAYING (JUNE 13, 2017): "I don't recall it [FLASH] but I'm not able to be rushed this fast.

It makes me nervous." ...and her support for Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Supreme Court candidate Brett Kavanagh of sexual assault.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS, SAYING (SEPT.

27): "You have been a true patriot." She's also emerged as a proponent of digital privacy, an area she first tackled as California's attorney general.

She spoke to Reuters in 2013 about protecting consumers.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL KAMALA HARRIS, SAYING: "Are you downloading my contact list without me knowing about it?

Are you, through my GPS, tracking everywhere I go?

Because although I might like the benefit of the technology that does that, I don't want you knowing everywhere I go." Last year she took Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to task over a scandal where his firm shared users' data with a political consulting company.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) FACEBOOK CEO MARK ZUCKERBERG, SAYING: CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL KAMALA HARRIS, SAYING: APRIL 10: Senator, in retrospect, I think we clearly view it as a mistake that we didn't inform people.

HARRIS: So there was a decision made on that basis, not to inform the users.

Is that correct?

ZUCKERBERG: That's my understanding, yes.

She has a long history with California's tech firms from her time as AG, and in 2013 said she worked well with the industry.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL KAMALA HARRIS, SAYING: "It's been, I think, a very rare and wonderful example of industry and government working together to create a solution short of mass litigation and mass regulation." As a candidate she may be able to use that experience to tap the riches of Silicon Valley.

But her background as a prosecutor could open her to attacks in the Democratic primary.

Her office defended cops and police departments accused of abuse and misconduct.

The rise of the Black Lives Matter movement pushed many in the party to demand tougher police oversight.

Harris has tied to cast herself as having been a progressive prosecutor.

But some may demand she further reckon with her record.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS, SAYING (APRIL 5): "And we must hold on to the fact and the knowledge in our hearts, in our guts, we are better than this." Her campaign will have an office in Baltimore, and one in Oakland.




You Might Like


Recent related videos from verified sources

Kamala Harris Believes President Trump Should Be Impeached [Video]Kamala Harris Believes President Trump Should Be Impeached

Kamala Harris Believes President Trump Should Be Impeached She is the second 2020 presidential candidate after Elizabeth Warren to support proceedings. Calls for the president's removal have increased..

Credit: Wibbitz Top Stories     Duration: 01:25Published

Kamala Harris explains how she would keep schools safe from gun violence [Video]Kamala Harris explains how she would keep schools safe from gun violence

Kamala Harris explains how she would keep schools safe from gun violence.

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 01:32Published

Will Joe Biden Thwart Kamala Harris' Campaign Strategy In South Carolina? [Video]Will Joe Biden Thwart Kamala Harris' Campaign Strategy In South Carolina?

Will Joe Biden Thwart Kamala Harris' Campaign Strategy In South Carolina?

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

The Great Impeachment Dilemma [Video]The Great Impeachment Dilemma

To impeach or not to impeach? That is the question facing Democratic presidential candidates.

Credit: HuffPost NOW News     Duration: 01:31Published

Kamala Harris calls for impeachment [Video]Kamala Harris calls for impeachment

The problem for Democrats is that this desire to just investigate isn&apos;t shared by all congressional Democrats.

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 01:37Published

Kamala Harris vows to use executive action on guns [Video]Kamala Harris vows to use executive action on guns

Democrat presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris staked out two radical policy positions during a CNN-hosted town hall event Monday evening in New Hampshire.

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 02:25Published

Kamala Harris supports having a conversation about terrorists voting [Video]Kamala Harris supports having a conversation about terrorists voting

She issued the surprising declaration when asked by moderator Don Lemon to respond to fellow presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders&apos; proposal to let everybody vote, including even the..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 01:27Published

Kamala Harris thinks children should be allowed to vote [Video]Kamala Harris thinks children should be allowed to vote

Kamala Harris thinks children should be allowed to vote

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 02:07Published

Environmentally friendly: newsR is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2019 newsR Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  In the News  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? FeedbackSend us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest