Kamala Harris talks 2020: ‘It’s going to be ugly’

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisFive former Obama ambassadors back Buttigieg Harris: Integrity of US justice system 'took a real blow' with Barr's actions Sanders announces first endorsements in South Carolina MORE (D-Calif.) predicted in an interview over the weekend that the 2020 presidential campaign is "going to be ugly."

“Let’s be honest. It’s going to be ugly,” Harris told MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski at an event in San Francisco on Saturday.

“When you break things, it is painful," she continued. "And you get cut. And you bleed.”

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Harris said she intends to make a decision about whether to run for president in 2020 over the holidays, adding that it will "ultimately be a family decision."

Harris is considered a likely Democratic candidate for the White House in 2020, along with fellow Sens. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersResurfaced Buttigieg yearbook named him 'most likely to be president' On The Money: House Dem says marijuana banking bill will get vote in spring | Buttigieg joins striking Stop & Shop workers | US home construction slips in March | Uber gets B investment for self-driving cars Buttigieg joins striking Stop & Shop workers MORE (I-Vt.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenResurfaced Buttigieg yearbook named him 'most likely to be president' The STATES Act will expose flawed marijuana legacy Impeachment? Not so fast without missing element of criminal intent MORE (D-Mass.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerResurfaced Buttigieg yearbook named him 'most likely to be president' Man arrested for threatening Dems, citing Omar comments Buttigieg says he wouldn't be opposed to having Phish play at his inauguration MORE (D-N.J.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenResurfaced Buttigieg yearbook named him 'most likely to be president' On The Money: House Dem says marijuana banking bill will get vote in spring | Buttigieg joins striking Stop & Shop workers | US home construction slips in March | Uber gets B investment for self-driving cars The Hill's 12:30 Report: Dems face tricky balancing act after Mueller report MORE, among others.

The California senator has gained a national profile in recent months and has visited Iowa and South Carolina, both states with early primaries during presidential cycles.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpImpeachment? Not so fast without missing element of criminal intent Feds say marijuana ties could prevent immigrants from getting US citizenship Trump approval drops to 2019 low after Mueller report's release: poll MORE has already targeted a number of potential 2020 challengers with barbs during campaign rallies and in interviews, despite none of them formally declaring their plans to run for president.