Democratic Senator and possible 2020 presidential hopeful Kamala Harris refused to answer questions about her future campaign financing; deflecting when asked whether she would accept political donations from large corporations.
Harris was speaking at a town hall event in California when she was asked for a “specific answer” over whether she would say “no thanks” to all political donations from large companies or corporate lobbyists.
“If a corporation or a corporate lobbyist wants to give you money for a campaign, will you tell them, ‘Thanks, but no thanks?’” asked one attendant.
“It depends” deflected Harris. “And that’s why we have rules that require that any donation that anyone receives needs to be disclosed.”
“So that you can do an assessment and the voters can do an assessment and look at where the contributions come from and make your decisions about whether those contributions have influenced the way that people act and the way that people vote,” she added.
Watch the Senator’s comments above.
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.
HARRIS UNHINGED: The Senator Says California ‘REPRESENTS THE FUTURE’ of America
Liberal Senator and potential 2020 presidential hopeful Kamala Harris issued a stark warning to Attorney General Jeff Sessions Thursday; telling the Senior Trump aide that “California represents the future” of the United States, not the past.
Harris was speaking with MSNBC News’ Chris Hayes when she scolded Sessions for his remarks in Sacramento Wednesday night; telling a roomful of law enforcement officers that California must obey “federal statutes” regarding immigration guidelines.
“This Administration and Jeff Sessions in particular have clearly put a target on the back of California and California’s going to fight,” Harris told Hayes. “And, I think that these folks are really mired in rolling back the clock in time and that’s not going to happen. California represents the future, and they don’t like it, but there you go.”
The Senator’s harsh rhetoric comes as the war of words between the Trump administration and California officials heats up over the state’s ‘Sanctuary City’ laws.
“California, we have a problem. A series of actions and events have occurred here that directly and adversely impact the work of our federal officers,” said the Attorney General.
Watch Sen. Harris’ comments above.