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 HarrisMinneapolis erupts for third night, as protests spread, Trump vows retaliation The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - George Floyd's death sparks protests, National Guard activation Police killing in Minneapolis puts new scrutiny on Biden pick 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 TrumpMinneapolis erupts for third night, as protests spread, Trump vows retaliation Stocks open mixed ahead of Trump briefing on China The island that can save America 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 BoxerPolls show big bounce to Biden ahead of Super Tuesday Sanders poised for big Super Tuesday Establishment Democrats rallying behind Biden 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 press DOJ over coronavirus safety precautions in juvenile detention centers Senators ask DeVos to adjust FAFSA form due to the coronavirus pandemic Stakes high for Collins in coronavirus relief standoff MORE (D-N.J.) and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandSenate Dems press DOJ over coronavirus safety precautions in juvenile detention centers Senate Democrat introduces bill to protect food supply It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE (D-N.Y.).