Democratic hopeful and California Sen. Kamala Harris showed that if she becomes the nominee in 2020, Donald Trump will have his work cut out for him.
At the South Carolina Democratic Convention on Saturday, Harris fired up the crowd and said the future Democratic nominee needs to “prosecute the case” against a president with an ever-growing “rap sheet.”
“We need somebody on our stage when it comes time for that general election who knows how to recognize a rap sheet when they see it and prosecute the case,” Harris said.
“So let’s read that rap sheet, shall we?” she continued. “He asked black Americans, he said, ‘What do you have to lose?’ Well, we know civil rights investigations are down, hate crimes are up. We had a lot to lose.”
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Sen. Harris said:
We need somebody on our stage when it comes time for that general election who knows how to recognize a rap sheet when they see it and prosecute the case. So let’s read that rap sheet, shall we? He asked black Americans, he said what do you have to lose? Well, we know civil rights investigations are down, hate crimes are up. We had a lot to lose. Let’s look at that rap sheet where he told working people that he would help them but instead passed a tax bill benefitting the top 1% and the biggest corporations of this country. Said he would help the farmers, but passed what I call the Trump trade tax, Trump trade policy by tweet and now we have farmers who have soybeans rotting in bins and auto workers who may be out of their job by the end of the year. Let’s look at that rap sheet where he said he would give everyone healthcare but he’s still trying to rip healthcare away from folks and turn back the clock on Obamacare. Let’s talk about looking at that rap sheet where he has embraced dictators like Kim Jong Un and Putin and taken their word over the word of the American intelligence community. Let’s prosecute the case. Let’s prosecute that case. And let’s not turn back the clock, let’s start the next chapter, shall we?
Why Kamala Harris could be a big threat to Trump
Recent polling shows that just about any one of the leading Democratic candidates could give Trump a run for his money in 2020.
But the closer it gets to the presidential election, the more likely it is that the race will tighten between Trump and whoever the nominee ends up being.
That’s why Democrats need to nominate a candidate who doesn’t just have a strong vision for America’s future, but they need a nominee who isn’t afraid to directly take on Trump, from the campaign trail to the debate stage.
Kamala Harris has shown through her work as a prosecutor, in the U.S. Senate and (so far) as a Democratic hopeful that she could be that nominee.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.