DeJear was Iowa's first African American to win a primary for statewide office previous year, but lost in her attempt to unseat Iowa's Republican secretary of state. Day last week, Ms. Harris had declared that she had raised $1.5 million within the first 24 hours.
Heavyweights Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker and Beto O'Rourke are also reportedly weighing up a run, with the field expected to eventually include around a dozen candidates.
"Who among us has not had that situation?" she continued.
The former California attorney general, who also served as district attorney of San Francisco earlier in her career, was also critical of her congressional colleagues who have failed to support gun control measures like the assault weapons ban after mass tragedies like the Parkland, Florida shooting and the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.
"Well listen, the idea is that everyone gets access to medical care". "I was born knowing what they are". "Harris - that doesn't add up, '" Green said. She pointed to the 2012 shooting rampage at a CT school that left 26 people - mostly children - dead and said members of Congress should have been forced into a room to view the autopsy photos and then been asked to "vote your conscience". A week later, she ceremonially kicked off her presidential campaign with a speech that focused on racism and police brutality. "That would be a awful outcome for the American people".
The announcement was met with immediate criticism by her political opponents.
Over 90 percent of American prosecutors are white, and over 80 percent of them are male, which means that Harris is in rare company as a black woman enforcer of the law.
Harris made her first campaign stop Friday in SC, where more than six in 10 of the state's 2016 Democratic primary voters were black. Specifically, as her chosen path has been to fight for justice as a lawyer, she outlined her desire to help our nation make good on its unfulfilled promises. She was warm, witty and quick to laugh at the jokes audience members made at President Donald Trump's expense. In other words, if you like your healthcare plan President Harris wouldn't allow you to keep it.
The 66-year-old isn't expected to formally declare his candidacy until sometime in March.
Harris's remarks come days ahead of a National Week of Action organized by NNU, during which Medicare for All supporters around the country will host barnstorming events, plan phone-banking and canvassing sessions, and connect with other advocates in their communities.
The many businesses that support the insurance market could also be put out of business.
Hickenlooper defended his environment credentials and sold himself as a pragmatist with a record of getting things done by working with both parties.
Senator Kamala Harris embodies the current state of the Democratic Party.
"You can have Medicare for All for people that are uncovered, because that's a smaller group", said Bloomberg incongruously.