Left-wing Democrats and supporters of former Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders are not embracing the newest potential candidate being thrust upon them.
Democratic Senator Kamala Harris of California has only been in office six months and is already being touted by the media as a potential presidential candidate for 2020.
However, some liberal groups are not wild about the idea, Breitbart reported, with implications that Harris is likely a younger carbon copy of failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
“She’s not on our radar,” stated RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director of National Nurses United, who supported Bernie Sanders in the 2016 presidential primaries.
Another Sanders supporter, Winnie Wong, co-founder of People for Bernie, condemned Harris as being out of touch and in the pockets of the wealthy. “She is the preferred candidate of extremely wealthy and out-of-touch Democratic party donors … her recent anointing is extremely telling. These donors will line her coffers ahead of 2020 and she will have the next two years to craft a message of broad appeal to a rapidly changing electorate,” Wong said.
Breitbart pointed out that skepticism has grown over the fact that Harris has “courted Wall Street donors” – including Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin, who donated to her 2016 Senate campaign. He owed her a favor, as she did not act against Mnuchin’s OneWest Bank while serving as attorney general in California.
Harris is reportedly using the same advertising firm, Revolution Messaging, LLC, that Bernie Sanders used, having spent over $400,000 to get her message out this year alone, and has been meeting with many influential donors in the Hamptons recently.
Harris is quickly becoming a fundraising magnet in the Democratic Party, whether she ends up running for president or not. Some of the major donors she met with in the Hamptons include Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein and his wife Georgina Chapman, Citigroup’s Ray McGuire, and PepsiCo’s Tony West.
She has also attending dinners and receptions that include guests such as former attorney general Eric Holder and former ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice.
Should Harris run, she already has a competitor who has gotten a head start on her. On Friday, Maryland’s Rep. John Delaney confirmed in a Twitter announcement that he has thrown his hat in the ring, becoming the first Democratic candidate to officially make a bid for the White House in 2020.
Earlier in June during Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ testimony on Russian collusion, Harris was interrupted during committee hearings by senators when she was allotted questions. Many liberals cried that it was “sexism.”
Harris tweeted claims of victimization over the event: “The women of the United States Senate will not be silenced when seeking the truth.” She added the words “Fight back,” and linked the tweet to a fundraising website that appeared to allege sexism.
The women of the United States Senate will not be silenced when seeking the truth. Fight back: https://t.co/5KpQ4wBykN
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) June 13, 2017
Harris repeatedly cut off former Homeland Security Secretary and current Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly while he was testifying about sanctuary cities to pointedly remind him, “I’m asking the questions.” Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) then interrupted both of them to say that Kelly should be allowed to answer the questions.
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