The following is a transcript of CBS News Political Correspondent Ed O'Keefe's interview with Sen. Kamala Harris in Columbia, South Carolina. ED O'KEEFE: Let's start with Iran. The president apparently decided at the 11th hour to not attack because he thought it would be a disproportionate response. Should you Democrats be giving him credit for not having done that, because it would have been disproportionate? SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS: I don't believe that anyone should receive credit for a crisis of their own making. And, there is no question in my mind that the current occupant of the White House, President Trump, put in place a series of events that led to that event. And- and we should take seriously what people who have been doing this work for a long time have told us, which is that the president's actions have been erratic and irresponsible. ED O'KEEFE: How would a president Harris fix the problem? SEN. HARRIS: Well frankly, I- I believe that we need to get back into the … [Read more...] about Full transcript: Ed O’Keefe interviews Sen. Kamala Harris
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Sen. Kamala Harris supports a “Green New Deal,” but didn’t say how she would pay for it. A “Green New Deal” would likely cost more than $1 trillion, if not more, according to a new report. Harris said “the plan has to be around investing in solar, in wind.” California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris endorsed a “Green New Deal” that’s gained popularity among Democratic presidential hopefuls, but she didn’t go into how she would pay for it. “I support a ‘Green New Deal,’ and I will tell you why,” Harris, who is running for president in 2020, said on CNN Tuesday night. “Climate change is an existential threat to us, and we have got to deal with the reality of it.” Harris added “the plan has to be around investing in solar, in wind” and “we need to be dedicated to that kind of work,” referring to jobs installing wind turbines and solar panels. A big question … [Read more...] about Kamala Harris Endorsed The ‘Green New Deal,’ But How Will She Pay For It?
Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris ceremonially kicked off her 2020 presidential campaign Sunday with a speech that focused on racism and police brutality. “Let’s speak the truth that too many unarmed black men and women are killed in America,” Harris told the crowd in California. “Too many black and brown Americans are being locked up from mass incarceration, to cash bail, to policing. Our criminal justice system needs drastic repair. Let’s speak that truth.” WATCH: Harris spoke about various issues such as Medicare for all, universal pre-K and climate change, however, racism was a theme thread throughout the more than 35 minute campaign speech. The California senator, who officially announced her 2020 presidential bid on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, referred to racism, along with other forms of bigotry, as “age old forms of hate with new fuel.” “I’m running to fight for an America where no mother or father has to teach … [Read more...] about Kamala Harris Made Her First Campaign Speech All About Race
Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris revealed on Monday that she smoked marijuana when she was a student in college at Howard University. The 2020 presidential contender dispelled rumors that she opposes marijuana legalization while on Power 105.1’s radio show “The Breakfast Club.” “Look, I joke about it, half-joking, half of my family is from Jamaica,” Harris said, “Are you kidding me?” WATCH: “I have and I inhaled, I did inhale,” the California senator said when she was asked if she had ever smoked. “It was a long time ago, but yes. I just broke news.” “Listen, I think that it gives more people joy,” Harris added. “We need more joy.” (RELATED: Kamala Harris Made Her First Campaign Speech All About Race) Harris announced on Martin Luther King Jr. Day that she is officially throwing her hat into the ring and seeking the Democratic nomination for the presidency in 2020. During her campaign kick … [Read more...] about Kamala Harris Admits To Smoking Weed — She Even Inhaled
Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris announced Monday that she is officially throwing her hat into the ring and seeking the Democratic nomination for the presidency in 2020. “The future of our country depends on you and millions of others lifting our voices to fight for our American values,” Harris said in a campaign video. “That’s why I’m running for president of the United States.” Amid speculation of Harris’s presidential aspirations, the California senator revealed in December she would make a decision on whether or not to launch a 2020 presidential run over the holiday season. She also acknowledged the challenges she would face while running in such a heated election and how cutthroat the presidential race might be. “Let’s be honest, it’s going to be ugly,” Harris said at the time. “When you break things, it is painful and you get cut. And you bleed.” (RELATED: Elizabeth Warren Is … [Read more...] about Kamala Harris Is Running For President In 2020