She is not making a case against private health insurance that is dysfunctional or disliked; she is arguing for the complete elimination of insurance plans that people have had positive experiences with-plans that, as Tapper says, people like. "This has become a political issue, and it is - there is no reason why we can not have reasonable gun-safety laws in this country", she added. Who are we as Americans?
"So, let's answer that question to the world and each other right here, right now". Kamala Harris, D-Calif., a leading presidential candidate, is openly calling for getting rid of private insurance, which now covers 177 million people.
As she highlighted how her parents met during the civil rights movement, Harris defended her record as a prosecutor and as California's attorney general, which some liberals have criticized as being too tough on minorities.
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, whose show has become an essential stop-off for Democratic hopefuls, told her: "Honestly, I think there is a good chance that you are going to win the nomination".
Harris' campaign platform is vulnerable.
A child of Jamaican and Indian immigrants, Ms. Harris was, in 2010, the first woman of African and Indian descent to become California's Attorney-General, and, in 2016, the second African-American woman in the U.S. Senate.
Harris, who had recently graduated law school, was appointed to her jobs on the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board and the California Medical Assistance Commission by Brown, who was the then-Speaker of the California State Assembly.
"I walked into the courtroom for the very first time and said the five words that would guide my life's work, "Kamala Harris, for the people", she said, speaking of her early days as a public prosecutor 30 years ago.
Harris's launch has drawn heavily on symbolism.
Questions about his relationship with Harris were reignited after she announced her 2020 presidential bid on Martin Luther King Day. Later, she expresses her hope to be "a joyful warrior", a phrase that harkens back to the last century, and perhaps foreshadows a fierce fight for the country's top office.
Harris is a graduate of Howard University and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority Inc.
Her choice of Oakland for her campaign launch was both biographical and symbolic. Barack Obama pulled off the primary upset of Hillary Clinton in 2008 by turning out the black vote, especially in the southern states of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, where Black voters account for about half the Democratic electorate. She proudly explained that throughout her entire career she's only had one client, which neatly tied into her campaign tagline: for the people. The plaza outside City Hall where Harris spoke once housed Occupy Oakland's encampment.
Rather than discuss Harris's policy positions or mention her impressively attended campaign launch in Oakland, they chose to focus on this, because that's the respect they show women.
Harris is a 54-year-old woman.
"It's a flawed system".
"I'm also intrigued by some of these people who are waiting a little bit". She reportedly drew more than 20,000 people to the event. I will lead with integrity.
"We're not waiting for a tragedy", she said. Senators Elizabeth Warren, of MA, and Kirsten Gillibrand, of NY, have announced exploratory committees. Bernie Sanders' policy wishlist. The first thing that should be clear to conservatives is that Harris is an extreme leftist.