Ted Lieu endorses Kamala Harris for president: 'She embraces the future'

Ted Lieu endorses Kamala Harris for president: 'She embraces the future'

Rep. Ted LieuTed W. LieuDemocratic lawmaker dismisses GOP lawsuit threat: 'Take your letter and shove it' Democratic lawmaker says Nunes threatened to sue him over criticism Paralysis of nations is empowering cities MORE (D-Calif.) on Monday endorsed Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisParnas pressure grows on Senate GOP Sanders defends vote against USMCA: 'Not a single damn mention' of climate change The Hill's Morning Report — President Trump on trial MORE (D-Calif.) for president in the 2020 election, saying she "embraces the future."

"Known Kamala for many years & worked together on various issues," Lieu tweeted. "She embraces the future, not the past, and is the person we need to move America forward."

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Lieu, who is among the most outspoken critics of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's newest Russia adviser, Andrew Peek, leaves post: report Hawley expects McConnell's final impeachment resolution to give White House defense ability to motion to dismiss Trump rips New York City sea wall: 'Costly, foolish' and 'environmentally unfriendly idea' MORE, backed his home state senator over a steadily growing field of other Democratic candidates.

Harris on Sunday officially launched her bid for the presidency in 2020, kicking off her campaign with a speech in Oakland, Calif., that drew thousands of supporters. Her remarks focused on the need to unite the country and for equal access to education and health care. 

While Harris did not explicitly mention Trump's name, she criticized his proposed wall along the southern border as a "medieval vanity project" and the administration's tax law, which slashed the corporate rate.

A number of Democrats have already entered the 2020 race or formed exploratory committees, including Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenThe Memo: Sanders-Warren battle could reshape Democratic primary Environmental activists interrupt Buttigieg in New Hampshire Pence to visit Iowa days before caucuses MORE (D-Mass.) and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandSanders defends vote against USMCA: 'Not a single damn mention' of climate change The Hill's Morning Report — President Trump on trial Overnight Energy: Schumer votes against USMCA, citing climate impact | Republicans offer details on their environmental proposals | Microsoft aims to be carbon negative by 2030 MORE (D-N.Y.), and former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro.

The field is expected to grow in the coming months, with former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden alleges Sanders campaign 'doctored video' to attack him on Social Security record Sanders campaign responds to Biden doctored video claims: Biden should 'stop trying to doctor' public record Capt. "Sully" Sullenberger pens op-ed in defense of Biden: 'I stuttered once, too. I dare you to mock me' MORE, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden alleges Sanders campaign 'doctored video' to attack him on Social Security record Sanders campaign responds to Biden doctored video claims: Biden should 'stop trying to doctor' public record The Memo: Sanders-Warren battle could reshape Democratic primary MORE (I-Vt.), Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerSunday shows preview: Lawmakers gear up for Senate impeachment trial DNC announces new criteria for New Hampshire debate The Hill's Campaign Report: Sanders, Warren feud rattles Democrats MORE (D-N.J.) and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg among those weighing a run in 2020.