Kamala Harris on 2020 presidential bid: ‘I’m not ruling it out’

Kamala Harris on 2020 presidential bid: ‘I’m not ruling it out’
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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi Harris2020 hopefuls skeptical of criminal justice deal with Trump Kamala Harris prepares for moment in the spotlight Sentencing reform deal heats up, pitting Trump against reliable allies MORE (D-Calif.) in a recent interview said she won’t rule out a run for president in 2020.

During an interview Sunday with MSNBC’s “KasieDC,” Harris said that she is currently focused on 2018.

“I mean, listen, right now, I’m focused on this. I’m focused on a lot of other things,” Harris told host Kasie Hunt. 

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But the host pressed Harris on a possible presidential bid. The senator has often been floated as a potential challenger to President TrumpDonald John TrumpArizona GOP Senate candidate defends bus tour with far-right activist Alyssa Milano protests Kavanaugh in 'Handmaid's Tale' costume Bomb in deadly Yemen school bus attack was manufactured by US firm: report MORE in 2020.

“But you’re not ruling it out?” Hunt asked.

“I don’t know. I don’t know. I’m not ruling it out,” Harris responded.

Harris, 53, was elected to the Senate in 2016, taking over the seat vacated by Sen. Barbara BoxerBarbara Levy BoxerKamala Harris on 2020 presidential bid: ‘I’m not ruling it out’ The ‘bang for the buck’ theory fueling Trump’s infrastructure plan Kamala Harris endorses Gavin Newsom for California governor MORE (D-Calif.) upon her retirement.

Harris has been a vocal critic of the president's immigration policies, including the recent "zero tolerance" policy at the border that caused the separation of children from their families.

Harris reportedly called the separations “a crime against humanity” after stopping at a detention facility last week.

Other Democratic senators have been floated as possible 2020 contenders, including Sens. Cory BookerCory Anthony Booker2020 hopefuls skeptical of criminal justice deal with Trump Sentencing reform deal heats up, pitting Trump against reliable allies Bernie Sanders socialism moves to Democratic mainstream MORE (D-N.J.) and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandGillibrand: 'Solely focused' on 2018, not potential 2020 White House bid Sunday shows preview: Trump stokes intel feud over clearances Boogeywomen — GOP vilifies big-name female Dems MORE (D-N.Y.).