Sen. Kamala Harris launches 2020presidential campaign
by Joseph Earnest
Newscast Media WASHINGTON,
D.C.—The former California state attorney general has become popular with liberal activists for her opposition to Trump's appointees and officials, including Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, during Senate hearings.
Appearing on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Monday, first-term Democratic Senator Kamala Harris of California, an outspoken critic of US President Donald Trump's immigration policies, launched her 2020 campaign for presidency.
"Let's do this, together. Let's claim our future. For ourselves, for our children, and for our country," Harris, who was born into a family of immigrants from Jamaica and India, said in a campaign video, its release scheduled to coincide with the program airing.
"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 am running for president of the United States. I'm running to lift those voices, to bring our voices together," she said in her video address.
Harris's Baltimore-based campaign will focus on reducing the population's living costs and a middle-class tax credit, immigration and criminal justice issues, along with an all-embracing Medicare-for-all healthcare system. She has also voiced an intention to reject corporate political action committee money and root for criminal justice and reforms in the field.
Harris sparked controversy not long ago after she declined as attorney general to prosecute OneWest, the bank once headed by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, for alleged foreclosure violations. Also, she has been critizied for saying she was not aware of sexual harassment allegations against one of her top aides, who resigned in December after a California newspaper reported at length about a 2016 harassment lawsuit.