Kamala Harris set to announce 2020 presidential campaign

  • Kamala Harris set to announce 2020 presidential campaign

Kamala Harris set to announce 2020 presidential campaign

Elizabeth Warren of MA and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Sen.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday, citing sources, that the California senator could announce her run on MLK Day or after, but, it added, the exact date is still being worked out.

She told television channel ABC's The View, "I'm not saying that about myself, but I am saying that about the capacity of the American public".

She was on the show to promote her autobiography, titled The Truths We Told, which wasreleased on Tuesday.

Harris, who is of mixed African American and Indian American heritage, had indicated earlier she would decide about the run during the past holidays.

"I'll make it soon", she said when asked about her likely timing.

Harris said she was blessed with a nurturing, happy, healthy childhood, but has been dismayed by Trump's vilification of immigrants.

Wallace reportedly "served as the director of the Division of Law Enforcement" at the California Department of Justice while Harris was the Golden State's attorney general in 2016. Former US President Barack Obama described her as trailblazer.

She said argued that the American people deserve better leadership than they are seeing under this President, stating that the shutdown over the issue of the border wall with Mexico has thrown lives into chaos.

The White House has directed the Army Corps of Engineers to examine a February 2018 emergency spending bill, which included disaster relief for Puerto Rico and other areas, to see what funds could be diverted to a border wall, according to a congressional aide who asked for anonymity to discuss private briefings by the administration.

"It is a false choice to suggest that we're going to hold 800,000 federal workers and all of the services that they provide hostage for this president's vanity project", Ms. Harris said.

During her MSNBC appearance Friday, she said the president's opponent should concentrate on communicating with voters, rather than engaging with Trump on every controversial statement he makes.

Harris would be the fourth person so far to join the race for the Democratic nomination, though that number is expected to balloon to dozens of candidates by the time campaign season kicks into full swing.

"We've had enough of these powerful voices that are trying to sow hate and division among us", Ms. Harris said.