Feinstein downplays talk of Kamala Harris White House bid: ‘She just got here’

Feinstein downplays talk of Kamala Harris White House bid: ‘She just got here’
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Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinFeinstein says she thinks Biden will run after meeting with him Trump judicial nominee Neomi Rao seeks to clarify past remarks on date rape Bottom Line MORE (D-Calif.) is downplaying speculation that Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) could mount a 2020 White House run, saying her junior colleage "just got here."

Feinstein told The New York Times in an article about Harris's rise in the Democratic Party that her fellow California senator is “on the way to becoming a good friend of hers.”

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“What she should do is concentrate on being a good, and possibly great, United States senator,” the senate veteran continued.

“The rest will either happen or not happen,” Feinstein said.

The article comes after CNN reported Harris raised over $600,000 during the first half of 2017 for Senate Democrats facing reelection in 2018. 

Harris was elected to the Senate last November, after being endorsed by then-President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaNBA commissioner announces Barack Obama to be involved with Basketball Africa League We need this affordable housing program now more than ever Intelligence for the days after President Trump leaves office MORE.

Harris, who served as California’s attorney general, made history when she became the first Indian-American to serve in the Senate and the second black woman elected to the upper chamber.

She garnered national attention during a televised Senate Intelligence Committee hearing investigating alleged ties between the President Trump's 2016 campaign and Russian meddling in the election.

Harris was interrupted twice during these hearings by Sens. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainPence met with silence after mentioning Trump in Munich speech Mark Kelly's campaign raises over M in days after launching Senate bid The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Kidney Care Partners — Lawmakers wait for Trump's next move on border deal MORE (R-Ariz.) and Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Kidney Care Partners — Lawmakers scramble as shutdown deadline nears Drama hits Senate Intel panel’s Russia inquiry Cohen to testify before three congressional panels before going to prison MORE (R-N.C.), who told her to be quiet and let the officials being questioned answered.

These interruptions have earned Harris the support of fellow Democratic women, such as Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenDNC punts on measure to reduce role of corporate PAC money Bill Maher to Dems: ‘Let’s not eat our own’ in 2020 Newsom endorses Kamala Harris for president MORE (Mass.).