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Sen. Kamala Harris nears decision on 2020 presidential bid
NBC News ^ | 12/01/18 | Genie Gratto

Posted on 12/02/2018 1:16:12 PM PST by Drew68

Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California announced on Saturday that she will make a decision about whether she will launch a presidential bid in 2020 by the end of this year.

“It’s a very serious decision,” Harris told “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski during an onstage conversation at the Know Your Value conference in San Francisco. “Over the holiday, I will make that decision with my family.”

Harris, whose husband joined her in the audience, said she is keenly aware of the challenges a barrier-breaking campaign will entail.

“Let’s be honest. It’s going to be ugly,” Harris said. “When you break things, it is painful. And you get cut. And you bleed.”

Harris also expressed frustration over the slow progress of the Secure Elections Act, which she introduced in March, along with co-sponsor Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma. The bipartisan legislation would give the Department of Homeland Security responsibility for ensuring secure elections and shoring up election infrastructure against cyber attacks, and would establish an independent advisory panel of experts to develop guidelines on election cyber security.

Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell, who currently serves as the leader of the Senate, has not yet brought the legislation to the floor for a vote. Harris said she has been told that is at the White House’s request.

“First of all, let’s be clear about the fact Russia did interfere in the [2016] election of the president of the United States,” Harris told Brzezinski. “Flawed though it may be, we designed a beautiful system of democracy, and one symbol of that is that we have free and open elections. When a foreign government chooses to manipulate our democracy knowing that would compromise our strength and our perception of our strength, you would think leaders would say ‘No, we are going to do everything we can to strengthen and to give ourselves the immunity we need to be free from that kind of manipulation.’ Yet, it’s not happening.”

Harris also addressed the legacy left by former President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at 94.

“He is a symbol and an example of the nobility of public service,” Harris said. “I didn’t necessarily agree with every policy he promoted, but I completely respect and I’m in awe of the dedication he gave to his country and service. What we want most in our public officials is that we respect that when they make decisions, they do it based on what they truly believe is in the best interest of other people, not themselves.”


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California; US: Kentucky; US: Oklahoma
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I predict Senator Kamala Harris will be the first to throw her hat into the ring for the Democrats' 2020 nomination and there will be exactly ZERO serious challenges to her eligibility.
1 posted on 12/02/2018 1:16:12 PM PST by Drew68
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She’s an idiot.


2 posted on 12/02/2018 1:17:15 PM PST by Williams (Stop Tolerating The Intolerant.)
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To: Drew68

Oh the drama, so exciting!


3 posted on 12/02/2018 1:17:49 PM PST by proust ("The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday, but never jam today.")
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To: Drew68

Ted Cruz announced in January or February 2015, so the early birds will be announcing very soon.


4 posted on 12/02/2018 1:18:25 PM PST by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: Drew68

She’ll have to by busy on her back JF’nK her way to the top...


5 posted on 12/02/2018 1:19:00 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Drew68

Calexit is approaching.


6 posted on 12/02/2018 1:19:35 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Drew68

She’ll have to be busy on her back JF’nK her way to the top...


7 posted on 12/02/2018 1:19:35 PM PST by Paladin2
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She’s an idiot.
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True dat. RUN, KAMALA, RUN... we want you to.


8 posted on 12/02/2018 1:20:10 PM PST by House Atreides (BOYCOTT the NFL, its products and players 100% - PERMANENTLY)
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To: Drew68

9 posted on 12/02/2018 1:23:39 PM PST by Michael.SF. (California: knowingly give someone aids: misdemeanor. Give them a straw, go to jail.)
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From the picture, she seems to pass for white. Will passing garner the black vote?


10 posted on 12/02/2018 1:25:06 PM PST by bert (mthem (KE. N.P. N.C. +12) Invade Honduras. Provide a military government)
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How long before the backpedal on abolishing ICE if she’s the nominee?

“Well, what I really meant was that was can reform it to focus more on...”


11 posted on 12/02/2018 1:27:26 PM PST by Trump20162020
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Kamala is as likable as Hillary.


12 posted on 12/02/2018 1:29:31 PM PST by onyx (JOIN 300 CLUB BY DONATING $34 MONTHLY! TRUMP'S WAY IS THE WINNING WAY! Saw)
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She needs to save her money.


13 posted on 12/02/2018 1:29:55 PM PST by LydiaLong
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“and there will be exactly ZERO serious challenges to her eligibility.”

Yeah, because we wouldn’t want to expose the FACT that O’muslim was never eligible to hold the ‘job’ he did for 8 long years. That job was fundamental transformation of America. IOW, killing it.


14 posted on 12/02/2018 1:30:51 PM PST by Electric Graffiti (Cocked, locked and ready to ROCK!)
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"What we want most in our public officials is that we respect that when they make decisions, they do it based on what they truly believe is in the best interest of other people, not themselves.”

How about when they make decisions, do it based on the WILL OF THE PEOPLE!!!!! George Bush was a genuine globalist as is evidenced by his own words and actions.

15 posted on 12/02/2018 1:33:36 PM PST by Maudeen (http://ThereIsHopeinJesus.com/)
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Kamala Harris illustrates the depth of liberal commitment to their chosen causes. Quick to use feminism as a crutch, but also willing to sleep her way to the top.


16 posted on 12/02/2018 1:34:25 PM PST by Baynative ("A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams." - John Barrymore)
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From the picture, she seems to pass for white. Will passing garner the black vote?

That's the advantage of running people with ambiguous ethnicity. She can be passed as white where she needs to be and non-white where that helps. Kinda like Beto. The Democrats are perfectly happy to let people *think* he's hispanic.

17 posted on 12/02/2018 1:34:33 PM PST by Drew68 (Twitter @TheRealDrew68 // Click my profile page for great Russian pop music videos.)
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Kamala and Willie Brown's affair will be buried deeper than President Trump's tax returns.

The only difference is that while everyone on the Left howls to see the tax returns, nobody on the Right will even be allowed to mention that Harris screwed her way to the top. Twitter and Facebook accounts will be banned over it.

18 posted on 12/02/2018 1:40:03 PM PST by Drew68 (Twitter @TheRealDrew68 // Click my profile page for great Russian pop music videos.)
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What a douche


19 posted on 12/02/2018 1:42:18 PM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: Baynative

Exactly. And the fact that they proclaim themselves as feminists should tick real feminists off, yet for the most part the true fems remain silent.


20 posted on 12/02/2018 1:42:39 PM PST by Michael.SF. (California: knowingly give someone aids: misdemeanor. Give them a straw, go to jail.)
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