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 FeinsteinSenate panel advances bill blocking tech giants from favoring own products Eight senators ask Biden to reverse course on Trump-era solar tariffs Lawmakers in both parties to launch new push on Violence Against Women Act 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 ObamaJudge denies Trump spokesman's effort to force Jan. 6 committee to return financial records Gina McCarthy: Why I'm more optimistic than ever on tackling the climate crisis The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden talks, Senate balks 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 McCainRedistricting reform key to achieving the bipartisanship Americans claim to want Kelly takes under-the-radar approach in Arizona Senate race Voting rights, Trump's Big Lie, and Republicans' problem with minorities MORE (R-Ariz.) and Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrPelosi says she's open to stock trading ban for Congress Momentum builds to prohibit lawmakers from trading stocks Public health expert: Biden administration needs to have agencies on the 'same page' about COVID 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 WarrenDemocrats calls on Biden administration to ease entry to US for at-risk Afghans Biden stiff arms progressives on the Postal Service Trump by the numbers: 2024 isn't simple MORE (Mass.).