Sen. Kamala Harris vowed to use “executive action” to enact “reasonable gun safety laws” should she become president Monday; saying Congress would have just 100 days to “get their act together” on universal background checks.
Sen. Kamala Harris says if she is elected President, she will give Congress 100 days "to get their act together and have the courage to pass reasonable gun safety laws, and if they fail to do it, then I will take executive action" https://t.co/KFdn5Viqm1 #HarrisTownHall pic.twitter.com/Ds8DxObhAY
— CNN (@CNN) April 23, 2019
“As President, how will you go about keeping our schools safe and keeping guns out of the hands of those who should not have them?” asked one audience member during a televised town hall event.
“Here’s my response to you: Upon being elected, I will give the United States Congress 100 days to get their act together and have the courage to pass reasonable gun safety laws. If they fail to do it, then I will take executive action,” said Harris.
KAMALACARE: Harris Says Universal Healthcare Program ‘Not About the Cost’
Democratic front-runner Sen. Kamala Harris -once again- refused to acknowledge the high-cost and serious questions surrounding her ‘Medicare for All’ system this week; saying “it’s not about cost” but about providing “affordable healthcare” as a right for all Americans.
“How do we get to a point where we change the conversation? How do we have that cultural change so that people understand that this can be done? They want to know how you’re going to pay for it,’” asked one panel member.
“I would say to them that we have to reframe the perspective… Access to affordable healthcare should not be a privilege, it should be a right. When people start saying ‘cost, cost, cost.’ My response is, ‘No. It’s not about cost,’” fired-back Harris.
KAMALACARE? Harris Says It's 'Not About a Cost’ When Asked How She’d Pay for Universal Healthcare
Potential 2020 Democratic nominee Sen. Kamala Harris deflected fierce criticism of her expensive government expansion programs over the weekend; saying the “cost” isn’t as important as the “investment.”
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) repeatedly failed to give CNN’s John King a clear answer on how she would pay for her proposals, saying, “it’s not about a cost.” pic.twitter.com/w8UHy10heg
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) February 24, 2019
“There’s no question we have to be practical. But being practical also recognizes that climate change is an existential threat to us as human beings. Being practical recognizes that greenhouse gas emissions are threatening our air,” said Harris.
“Can we afford it?” asked CNN’s John King.
“Of course we can afford it… It’s not about a cost, it’s about an investment. The question should be: ‘Is it worth the cost?’” Harris responded.