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's office says it has received threats over Kavanaugh Dem senator praises Ford opening the door to testifying The chaos in the Kavanaugh nomination illustrates the high stakes of the Supreme Court 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 ObamaFord taps Obama, Clinton alum to navigate Senate hearing McCaskill to oppose Kavanaugh nomination Presidential approval: It's the economy; except when it's not 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 McCainArizona race becomes Senate GOP’s ‘firewall’ Trump administration weakens methane pollution standards for drilling on public lands Another recession could hit US in 2019, says credit union association chief MORE (R-Ariz.) and Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrTrump assures storm victims in Carolinas: 'We will be there 100 percent' Overnight Energy: Trump rolls back methane pollution rule | EPA watchdog to step down | China puts tariffs on US gas Graham: Mueller is going to be allowed to finish investigation 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 WarrenMore Massachusetts Voters Prefer Deval Patrick for President than Elizabeth Warren Trump's trade war — firing all cannons or closing the portholes? Poll: Most Massachusetts voters don't think Warren should run for president in 2020 MORE (Mass.).