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 HarrisElection Countdown: O'Rourke goes on the attack | Takeaways from fiery second Texas Senate debate | Heitkamp apologizes for ad misidentifying abuse victims | Trump Jr. to rally for Manchin challenger | Rick Scott leaves trail to deal with hurricane damage Biden: ‘Totally legitimate’ to question age if he runs in 2020 Fox contributor: Warren's ancestors 'rounded up Cherokees for the Trail of Tears' 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. 


But the host pressed Harris on a possible presidential bid. The senator has often been floated as a potential challenger to President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump renews attacks against Tester over VA nominee on eve of Montana rally Trump submits 2017 federal income tax returns Corker: Trump administration 'clamped down' on Saudi intel, canceled briefing 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 BoxerFormer Dem aide makes first court appearance on charges of posting GOP senators' info online Ex-House intern charged with 'doxing' GOP senators during Kavanaugh hearing Capitol Police arrest suspect in doxing of GOP senators 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 BookerSenate Dems ask Trump to disclose financial ties to Saudi Arabia Biden: ‘Totally legitimate’ to question age if he runs in 2020 On The Money: Deficit hits six-year high of 9 billion | Yellen says Trump attacks threaten Fed | Affordable housing set for spotlight in 2020 race MORE (D-N.J.) and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandAffordable housing set for spotlight of next presidential campaign Overnight Defense — Presented by The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates — Senators seek US intel on journalist's disappearance | Army discharged over 500 immigrant recruits in one year | Watchdog knocks admiral over handling of sexual harassment case Pentagon watchdog knocks top admiral for handling of sexual harassment case MORE (D-N.Y.).