Feinstein downplays talk of Kamala Harris White House bid: ‘She just got here’

Feinstein downplays talk of Kamala Harris White House bid: ‘She just got here’
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Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinCongress — when considering women’s health, don’t forget about lung cancer Overnight Energy: Pruitt taps man behind 'lock her up' chant for EPA office | Watchdog to review EPA email policies | Three Republicans join climate caucus Man who coined 'lock her up' chant to lead EPA's Pacific Southwest office MORE (D-Calif.) is downplaying speculation that Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) could mount a 2020 White House run, saying her junior colleage "just got here."

Feinstein told The New York Times in an article about Harris's rise in the Democratic Party that her fellow California senator is “on the way to becoming a good friend of hers.”

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“What she should do is concentrate on being a good, and possibly great, United States senator,” the senate veteran continued.

“The rest will either happen or not happen,” Feinstein said.

The article comes after CNN reported Harris raised over $600,000 during the first half of 2017 for Senate Democrats facing reelection in 2018. 

Harris was elected to the Senate last November, after being endorsed by then-President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaThe true commander in tweet Meghan Markle's pre-royal 'finishing lessons' and an etiquette of equality Hannity on Acosta claim he was tough on Obama: 'Only thing missing were the pom-poms' MORE.

Harris, who served as California’s attorney general, made history when she became the first Indian-American to serve in the Senate and the second black woman elected to the upper chamber.

She garnered national attention during a televised Senate Intelligence Committee hearing investigating alleged ties between the President Trump's 2016 campaign and Russian meddling in the election.

Harris was interrupted twice during these hearings by Sens. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainHow House Republicans scrambled the Russia probe The Hill's 12:30 Report The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by CVS Health - A pivotal day for House Republicans on immigration MORE (R-Ariz.) and Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrSenate confirms Haspel to head CIA The Hill's Morning Report: Mueller probe hits one-year mark Divisions deepen as Mueller probe hits one year MORE (R-N.C.), who told her to be quiet and let the officials being questioned answered.

These interruptions have earned Harris the support of fellow Democratic women, such as Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenElizabeth Warren urges grads to fight for 'what is decent' in current political climate Tomi Lahren responds to genealogist's investigation of her family: 'She failed miserably' GOP, Dem lawmakers come together for McCain documentary MORE (Mass.).