Kamala Harris, the Democratic Junior Senator from California, formally kicked off her marketing campaign for president on Sunday (January 27) earlier than an lively crowd in her hometown of Oakland.
Harris proclaimed that elementary American values are below assault throughout her handle to supporters. “We’re at an inflection level within the historical past of our world. We’re at an inflection level within the historical past of our nation. We’re right here as a result of the American dream and our American democracy are below assault and on the road like by no means earlier than,” she mentioned. “We’re right here at this second in time as a result of we should reply a elementary query: Who’re we? Who’re we as People?”
Kamala Harris additionally took digs at Donald Trump, whose administration she says has America’s place on the earth the weakest ever and are permitting “international powers infecting the White Home like malware.”
A whole lot of individuals crowded in entrance of Oakland Metropolis Corridor shortly earlier than 1 p.m. native time on Sunday. Harris took to the stage with Mary J. Blige’s music enjoying within the background.
As regards to Donald Trump’s proposed border wall, Harris referred to as it “a medieval self-importance venture” and pointed to the atrocities of Trump’s present immigration coverage. “When we’ve got youngsters in cages, crying for his or her moms and dads, do not you dare name that border safety. That is a human rights abuse,” she mentioned.
Kamala Harris introduced that she was operating for president on “Good Morning America” on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. She was elected to the Senate in 2016 and has escalated her profile rapidly in Democratic politics.