Update: It’s official: Senator Kamala Harris is running for President
Is America ready for its first Black female president?
California Senator Kamala Harris sure thinks so and sources believe she might prove this theory with her own run in 2020.
According to KCBS Radio, sources claim that Harris, 54, plans on throwing her hat in the presidential election ring, most likely announcing her bid on or around Martin Luther King Jr. Day in a rally in her hometown of Oakland. However, one of Harris’ reps told The Hill on Thursday that no announcement is imminent and she will not be in Oakland during the holiday weekend.
Meanwhile Harris, 54, hasn’t confirmed her run for President, but has said in numerous interviews that she will make that decision soon.
Over the past weeks, Harris been making the media rounds, promoting her new book, “The Truths We Hold: An American Journey.”
During a recent interview on ABC’s “The View” Harris stressed she believes that after President Trump, this country has evolved enough to have a woman of color as the leader of the free world.
“I’m not saying that about myself, but I am saying that about the capacity of the American public,” Harris said, adding, “We need to give the American public more credit. They are smarter than that.”
“Despite a woman’s role in the world, there are still certain myths of what a woman can and cannot do,” Harris said, citing her mother.As a woman of color, Harris is no stranger to breaking the political glass ceiling in her state, which is why her mother warned her about the racial and gender stereotypes she would face.
“There are so many myths that we still are challenged with,” she continued.“But with each woman who gains success, I think there is a greater appreciation and understanding of the capacity and breadth and depth of who women are and what we can do.”
This news of running definitely has some folks on Twitter excited:
We can only wonder what Donald Trump is thinking right now.
#SistasRockTheVote: 25 Black Women Running For Office
1. Sistas Supporting Sistas In The 2018 MidtermsSource:Getty 1 of 26
2. Lucy McBath, GeorgiaSource:Getty 2 of 26
3. Stacey Abrams, GeorgiaSource:Getty 3 of 26
4. Deidre DeJear, IowaSource: 4 of 26
5. Ayana Pressley, MassachusettsSource: 5 of 26
6. Jahana Haynes, ConnecticutSource: 6 of 26
7. Congresswoman Maxine Waters, CaliforniaSource:Getty 7 of 26
8. Adrienne Bell, TexasSource: 8 of 26
9. Ilhan Omar, MinnesotaSource: 9 of 26
10. Cat Brooks, CaliforniaSource: 10 of 26
11. Dr. Vanessa Enoch, Ohio
Source: 11 of 26
For too long we've had representatives who aren't concerned with what we have to say or the issues we care about. I'm fighting to change that by running for Congress.— Vanessa Enoch, Ph.D. (@DrVEnoch) July 27, 2018
Remember to vote Vanessa Enoch on November 6! pic.twitter.com/npFbZuxL7I
12. Stephany Rose Spaulding, Colorado
Source: 12 of 26
13. Yvonne Hayes Hinson, Florida
Source: 13 of 26
I am proud to announce our banner of endorsements. Thank you to the organizations who endorsed our campaign. @FLAFLCIO @MomsDemand @progressivedemsfl @dwcfl@leap_forward— Florida Representative D20 Yvonne Hinson (@YvonneHinsonFL) September 29, 2018
14. Dee Thorton, Indiana
Source: 14 of 26
This campaign isn't about special interest groups or rigging the rules for a select few. It's about fighting for affordable healthcare, good paying jobs, quality education, and a better future for ALL of us. #VoteThornton #FlinIN05 #GameOn pic.twitter.com/UW7qLfAcCE— Dee Thornton (@DThorntonGO) October 2, 2018
15. Tish James, New YorkSource: 15 of 26
16. Janice Laws, Georgia
Source: 16 of 26
17. Juliana Stratton, Illinois
Source: 17 of 26
This morning, @JBPritzker and I were joined by Secretary of State @JesseWhite2018, Comptroller @susanamendoza10, and State Sen. @KwameRaoul at an event at Southland Ministerial Health Network in Calumet Park. pic.twitter.com/vkdcV8bHBO— Juliana Stratton (@JulianaforLG) October 17, 2018
18. Lauren Underwood, lllinoisSource: 18 of 26
19. Linda Coleman, North Carolina
Source: 19 of 26
ICYMI: Last week, I received the endorsement of the @newsobserver. I am honored to have their endorsement and I appreciate their unwavering commitment to delivering the truth across #NC02 and beyond. #FightingForOurValues #LindaListens pic.twitter.com/yUxVMIX958— Linda Coleman For Congress (@LindaForNC) October 26, 2018
20. Kimberly Fobbs, OklahomaSource: 20 of 26
21. Rosalyn Glenn, South CarolinaSource: 21 of 26
22. Jeannine Lee Lake, Indiana
Source: 22 of 26
One of the biggest reasons ppl don't vote or vote str8 ticket is because they feel they don't understand the candidates. I'll change that! We'll bring Hoosier values to Washington & it starts with bringing #ChangeInTheHeartland— Jeannine Lake (@JeannineLeeLake) October 23, 2018
For more information on me: https://t.co/W9Ki7t3tfW pic.twitter.com/YhkX9LtvGc
23. Miranda Joseph, AlabamaSource: 23 of 26
24. Kiana Maria Sears, ArizonaSource: 24 of 26
25. Cara McClure, Alabama
Source: 25 of 26
Remember to @VoteCaraMcClure for PSC Place 1 on November 6 https://t.co/VyJOyste7b— Kathleen Kirkpatrick (@TTownGreen) October 24, 2018
26. Erika Stotts Pearson, TennesseeSource: 26 of 26
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