Kamala Harris is a United States Senator for the Democratic Party and lawyer, who was born on the 20th October 1964. She was born in California and graduated from the University there, working for the San Francisco District Attorney during the 1990s, before being elected as the District Attorney of San Francisco in 2004.
Her first foray into politics was winning the California Attorney General role in 2010, by a very close margin, however she was subsequently re-elected in 2014 by a far greater margin. Her next step was in 2016, when she became the third female U.S Senator, as well as the first one to come from a Jamaican or Indian ancestry. She defeated Loretta Sanchez in this election and replaced outgoing Senator Boxer.
During her time as a senator, her focus has been on supporting fairer immigration, banning assault rifles and reducing the taxes for lower incomes, whilst increasing it for the higher earners. She decided to run for the democratic nomination for the presidential election in 2020 but ended her campaign in December 2019.
An inspirational politician and lawyer, her quotes highlight her focus on inequality and a fight for justice for those who deserve it.
1. A minimum wage – that’s a minimum standard of living.
2. Access to affordable healthcare should not be a privilege for those who can pay it, it should be a right for everybody.
3. All I can tell you is what I believe. And that is there is an enormous amount to be gained from markets.
4. All suffered sex abuse and domestic violence, and fled for the safety of their children, my heart is broken. … Let’s keep being their voice.
5. And in the coming weeks I’ll announce new investments to support black entrepreneurs and business owners by increasing access to credit and capital.
6. As it relates to private insurance, there will still be supplemental insurance, but yeah, transitioning into Medicare for All will at some point reduce the requirement for insurance because everyone will have access to health care, under… my vision of Medicare for All, people will have covered what they don’t now in terms of vision care, dental care, hearing aids.
7. At some point, I obviously have to make a decision, i am exploring it.
8. Baltimore has become home to my team and its disgraceful the president has chosen to start his morning disparaging this great American city.
9. Bash Biden claims to be the best president we have seen in a generation. Well, I say let’s call Barack Obama, because that’s identity fraud.
10. But that is not our story. That is not who we are. That is not our America, the United States of America is not about us versus them… I’m running to be a President of the people, by the people, for all the people.
11. By taking these steps we can shrink the wealth gap between black and white households by at least one third.
12. California Sen. Kamala Harris are sitting here before members of Senate Judiciary Committee because California Sen. Kamala Harris had the courage to come forward, because as California Sen. Kamala Harris said, California Sen. Kamala Harris believe Senate Judiciary Committee was Senate Judiciary Committee.
13. Clearly President Donald Trump doesn’t get it.
14. Do I think that people who commit murder, people who are terrorists, should be deprived of their rights ? Yeah, I do, i’m a prosecutor, I believe that in terms of, there has to be serious consequence for the most extreme types of crimes.
15. Dreamers cannot afford to sit around and wait for Congress to get its act together, these young people are just as American as I am, and they deserve a president who will fight for them from day one.
Everyone’s been worried about’ Will Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade,’.
16. Gabbard said. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., also called out Harris on her health care plan: Senator Harris is my friend as well, but I have to say if we cant admit tonight whats in the plan, which is banning employer-based insurance, were not going to be able to admit that when Donald Trump is accusing Democrats of doing that as well.
17. Guaranteeing six months of paid leave will bring us closer to economic justice for workers and ensures newborn children or children who are sick can get the care they need from a parent without thrusting Paid Family and Medical into upheaval, to give all children in America the opportunities they deserve, this comprehensive children’s agenda will protect their rights, ensure they have access to health care and high-quality education, and dramatically reduce child poverty.
18. He just does not have the ability to really have a sense of empathy for people who are enduring hardship and enduring pain, the fact that, as you said, he is playing golf while this is happening is not surprising. It’s not surprising, but it certainly is not reflective of the leadership that a president should provide in these moments of great tragedy.
19. Here’s the thing, there are states that keep passing these laws, so, when elected, I’m going to put in place and require that states that have a history of passing legislation that is designed to prevent or limit a woman’s access to reproductive health care, those laws have to come before my Department of Justice for a review.
20. I am here to earn everyone’s support, and I’m going to fight to earn it.
21. I am not going to ride that roller coaster, i don’t ride the polls when they’re high, I don’t ride them when they’re low. We are just steady.
22. I believe in Joe. I believe in Joe, i know Joe. And that’s why I’m supporting him.
23. I believe that what was absolutely enlightening — and should be deeply troubling to the entire American public — is that he made a decision and didn’t review the evidence, no prosecutor worth her salt would make a decision about whether the president of the United States was involved in obstruction of justice without reviewing the evidence.
24. I do not believe you are a racist and I agree with you when you commit yourself to the importance of finding common ground, but I also believe and it’s personal and it was hurtful to hear you talk about the reputations of two United States senator who is built their reputations and career on the segregation of race in this country.
25. I do not believe you are a racist, but I also believe and it’s personal and it was hurtful to hear you talk about the reputations of two United States senators who is built their reputations and careers on the segregation of race in this country.
26. I do not believe you are a racist.
27. I do not believe you are a racist. And I agree with you when you commit yourself to the importance of finding common ground, but I also believe – and it’s personal and it was hurtful to hear you talk about the reputations of two United States senators who built their reputations and career on the segregation of race in this country.
28. I generally believe that as a principle, people should decide what is credible, what they want to believe and who they want to vote for, and I don’t think that that should be something that we want tech companies, or any kind of other company [ to ] do.
29. I have decided that I am, with great enthusiasm, going to endorse Joe Biden for president of the United States, i really believe in him and I have known him for a long time.
30. I knew our criminal justice system was deeply flawed, i knew that the people in our society who are most often targeted by predators are also most often the voiceless and vulnerable. And I believed then as I do now, that no one should be left to fight alone.
31. I love my country, and I feel a sense of responsibility to stand up and fight for the best of who we are, i’m prepared to fight and I know how to fight.
32. I plan to win this election, I’ll tell you that, it’s going to be about working as hard as I possibly can to get there, because over the course of this next year that’s what it’s going to take to unseat him.
33. I said I would not come because I just couldn’t believe that Donald Trump would be given an award as it relates to criminal justice reform, let’s be clear: This is somebody who has disrespected the voices that have been present for decades about the need for reform.
34. I think it defiles the office of the United States, it is irresponsible. It is hateful. It is hurtful. And he has taken the presidency to a new low.
35. I think it’s very clear that – and it has not changed – that women’s ability to have access to reproductive health is under attack in America.
36. I think that it should run its natural course, certainly it shouldn’t be motivated by any election or politics at all.
37. I think that its unfortunate that we have someone on this stage who is attempting to be the Democratic nominee for president of the United Stateswho, during the Obama administration, spent four years full-time on Fox News criticizing President Obama.
38. I think there’s no question that New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’ve got to critically re-examine ICE and its role and the way that it is being administered and the work it is doing.
39. I think we have to seriously take a look at that( breaking up Facebook), yes.
40. I took a look at who the homicide victims were who were under the age of 25.
41. I will be a fighter for the next generation on the critical issues facing our country, i will be a fighter for middle-class families who are feeling the pinch of stagnant wages and diminishing opportunity.
42. I will definitely [ think about it ] through the holidays and probably into the first month of the year figure it out.
43. I will tell you I am not California Sen. Kamala Harris.
44. I would never condone anyone using that word in any way, shape or form, even including the guy — against the guy I’m running against, i have worked my entire career to do a number of things, including to ensure our disability community receives the dignity and the rights that they deserve.
45. If I have the honor of being your president, I will tell you this : I am not perfect. Lord knows, I am not perfect, but I will always speak with decency and moral clarity and treat all people with dignity and respect. I will lead with integrity. And I will speak the truth.
46. I’m calling on the White House to actually release whatever transcripts, whatever recordings, whatever notes there are about Donald Trump’s previous conversations with Xi, because Joe Biden and his son need to know what President Donald Trump has now said in private conversations.
47. I’m going think about it and I’m going to talk to experts and I’m going to make a decision and I will let you know, we right now have got a lot of work to do with the people in our country who have served their time and have been prohibited from voting.
48. I’m just not going to engage in hypotheticals, i know one thing for sure, Joe Biden was Joe Biden. Joe Biden knows what it takes to be a good vice president. Joe Biden’s going to make that decision.
49. I’m losing track, see, that’s even fewer days to get out there !
50. I’m no longer idealistic. I want Donald Trump gone, and if George Bush were running again, I would vote for George Bush if George Bush was the only one I had available to vote for, it’s been a violence that we’ve lived these last four years.
51. I’m not putting my name in for consideration. I do not wish to be considered. I am running for the United States Senate.
52. I’m not ruling Last Sunday out, no.
53. I’m saying that I will weigh in specifically, but Boston Marathon’s Boston Marathon that I bring to it, yeah.
54. I’m sure you’ve noticed your lack of a clear answer to a question I asked you last night has generated a lot of interest, i received reliable information that you had a conversation about the special counsel or his investigation with the law firm that has represented President Trump.
55. In San Francisco, San Francisco is San Francisco, I believe, of a majority of people that the most severe crimes be met with the most severe consequences, and that life without the possibility of parole is a severe consequence.
56. Isn’t is exciting ? this is the first time this has happened in American history, and in my view it should have happened a long time ago. I think it’s terrific.
57. It is a reminder that Democrats have a lot of ideas and a lot of energy, and we’re ready to get out there and talk about the big difference between us and President Donald Trump and the Republican administration.
58. It was hurtful to hear you talk about the reputations of two United States senators who built United States reputations and career on the segregation of race in this country. United States was not only that, but you also worked with United States to oppose busing, and you know, there was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools, and she was bused to school every day. And that little girl was me.
59. It’s immoral, and let’s be clear, government should be in the business of keeping families together, not tearing them apart.