Liberal Senator and potential 2020 hopeful Kamala Harris issued a full-throated defense of her brand of “identity politics” over the weekend, saying she “won’t be silenced” while standing up for “equal opportunity” for all Americans.
Harris was speaking at the Netroots Nation Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana when she called-out those critical of “identity politics,” claiming the phrase was simply used to try and “shut us up.”
The phrase "identity politics" has been used to minimize and marginalize issues that impact us all. No more. We won't be silent. pic.twitter.com/8CQsLJH3Uz
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 4, 2018
“I have a problem, guys, with that phrase, ‘identity politics,’” Harris said. “Because let’s be clear, when people say that, it’s a pejorative. That phrase is used to divide, and it is used to distract. Its purpose is to minimize and marginalize issues that impact all of us. It is used to try and shut us up.”
“We won’t be silent about immigrant rights. We won’t be silent about a woman’s right to control her own body. We will not be silent about equal opportunity and equal justice under the law,” she said.
HARRIS 2020? Kamala Harris Signs Book Deal, Set for RELEASE IN 2019
Liberal Senator Kamala Harris has reportedly inked a lucrative book deal scheduled for release next year, further signaling the left-wing legislator may be eyeing a possible run for the White House in 2020.
According to Yahoo, Harris signed a deal with Penguin Press to release her upcoming book “The Truths We Hold: An American Journey” just months before the Democratic primary goes into full swing next summer.
“Penguin Press announced Tuesday that Harris’ ‘The Truths We Hold: An American Journey’ will come out Jan. 8, 2019. According to Penguin, Harris will write about ‘the core truths’ in American life and how to learn what they are,” writes Yahoo.
The 53-year old Senator formerly served as the Attorney General for the State of California and has routinely refused to rule out her ambitions to take on Donald Trump in 2020.
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HARRIS UNHINGED: Sen. Kamala Harris TRASHES SCHUMER’s Shutdown Surrender
Liberal Senator and possible 2020 presidential contender Kamala Harris blasted her Democratic colleagues for voting to re-open the federal government Monday afternoon, saying she voted against the bill to end the government shutdown because it did little to protect illegal immigrants.
A CNN congressional correspondent posted the Senator’s full statement on social media, where she slammed liberal legislators for caving to GOP demands on DACA, border security, and other immigration issues central to the Democrat decision to shutdown the federal government.
“The Majority Leader’s comments last night fell far short of the ironclad guarantee I needed to support a stopgap spending bill,” said Harris. “I refuse to put the lives of nearly 700,000 young people in the hands of someone who has repeatedly gone back on his word.”
— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) January 22, 2018
Despite the left-leaning Senator’s opposition, the Senate voted to approve the financial resolution; passing by a margin of 80-18 after dozens of Democrats switched their votes under Schumer’s instruction.
The Democratic hold-outs include Sens. Harris, Warren, Gillibrand, Sanders, and Booker -all likely contenders for the Democratic nomination in 2020.