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 HarrisPoll: Biden leads 2020 Democratic field by 15 points, followed by Sanders and Warren Democrats, advocacy groups urge Pompeo to abolish new 'unalienable rights' commission Biden announces plan to counteract mass incarceration 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 Trump5 things to know about Boris Johnson Conservatives erupt in outrage against budget deal Trump says Omar will help him win Minnesota 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 BoxerOnly four Dem senators have endorsed 2020 candidates Hispanic civil rights icon endorses Harris for president California AG Becerra included in Bloomberg 50 list 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 BookerBooker takes swipe at Biden criminal justice reform plan Democrats, advocacy groups urge Pompeo to abolish new 'unalienable rights' commission Biden announces plan to counteract mass incarceration MORE (D-N.J.) and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandDemocrats, advocacy groups urge Pompeo to abolish new 'unalienable rights' commission Harris, Nadler introduce bill to decriminalize marijuana Gillibrand says she doesn't regret calling for Franken to resign MORE (D-N.Y.).