Rep. Ted Lieu Endorses Kamala Harris For President
- Author: Delores Daniels Jan 30, 2019,
Jan 30, 2019, 0:26
The announcement was met with immediate criticism by her political opponents.
"We must answer a fundamental question: Who are we?" she said.
Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of NY and Elizabeth Warren of MA, who have taken steps toward presidential bids of their own, also have been confronted with questions about potential liabilities during appearances in Iowa this month.
"I've been consistent my whole career", she said in response to a question that asked her to address her "contradictory past".
Her Iowa stop followed a more formal campaign launch Sunday with a speech to a large crowd in Oakland, California. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) said there is "no reason" to have assault weapons in a civil society. "Of the people. For all the people".
While teasing it, he noted that his friends, presumably Republican-leaning, were concerned about Harris' 2020 run for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Harris joins early Democratic contenders including former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, Maryland's John Delaney, Hawaii's Tulsi Gabbard and NY senator Kirsten Gillibrand.
"In 2020, the great likelihood is that an independent would just split the anti-Trump vote and end up re-electing the president", said Bloomberg, who himself considered an independent run three years ago but ultimately backed off.
One distinct advantage for Harris is the shift that her home state has made in the primary calendar.
Trump, clearly aware that a Schultz run could help the sitting president, wasted little time in seeking to goad him into the race, declaring the coffee king "doesn't have the "guts" to run for President!"
Doctors and hospitals may face pay cuts, according to a 2017 analysis from The New York Times, since the government-sponsored program typically pays less for services than private companies. She pointed to the 2012 shooting rampage at a CT school that left 26 people - mostly children - dead and said members of Congress should have been forced into a room to view the autopsy photos and then been asked to "vote your conscience".
The daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrants, Ms Harris said she had grown up in an East Bay community "with a deep belief in the promise of our country, and a deep understanding of the parts of that promise that still remain unfulfilled".
One close ally, California congressman Ted Lieu, said: "She embraces the future, not the past, and is the person we need to move America forward".