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  • A barrier-breaking prosecutor with a love for grilling —I will repeatand music.

  • One nation under a groove.

  • She ran for president —I am running for president of the United States. —going head to head with Biden over school busing.

  • 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.

  • But she later endorsed him.

  • Now, California Senator Kamala Harris is Joe Biden's pick for vice president.

  • As I said, Joe, when you called me, I'm incredibly honored by this responsibility.

  • And I ready to get to work, I am ready to get to work

  • So, who is she?

  • Harris has a history of being the first.

  • You may be the first to do many things, but make sure you're not the last.

  • She was the first Black person and first woman to become district attorney of San Francisco and later Attorney General of California.

  • I decided to become a prosecutor because I believed that there were vulnerable and voiceless people who deserved to have a voice in that system.

  • And in 2016, she was elected the first Black senator from California.

  • Now, she is the first Black woman and first person of Indian descent to be nominated for national office by a major party.

  • So, what is she known for in Washington?

  • So my question to you

  • Harris serves on four Senate committees and is perhaps best known for her tough questions.

  • It makes me nervous.

  • Is that a no?

  • Is that a yes?

  • Can I get to respond please, ma'am?

  • No, sir.

  • No, no.

  • And some of her policy priorities?

  • Criminal justice reform and racial justice legislation.

  • After the killing of George Floyd in police custody, Harris returned to the Senate with new purpose.

  • Black Americans want to stop being killed.

  • She found clarity here that she was missing as a presidential candidate.

  • We should have things like a national standard for excessive use of force.

  • But she's faced criticism from progressive activists over her record as a prosecutor, including her push for higher cash bails for certain crimes and for refusing to support independent investigations for police shootings as recently as 2014.

  • So what's her dynamic with President Trump?

  • She's called Trump's border wall

  • His vanity project.

  • and him

  • That guy in "The Wizard of Oz."

  • You know, when you pull back the curtain, it's a really small dude.

  • Most recently, Harris criticized Trump for ordering an aggressive military response to peaceful protesters in Washington for a photo op.

  • Turning the U.S. military on its own people.

  • This is not the America that, that people fought for.

  • Trump tweeted an attack out on Harris shortly after the V.P. pick was announced, calling her a "phony" and accusing her of rushing to the radical left during her presidential run.

  • "Slow Joe" and "Phony Kamala.”

  • Harris ran an unsteady presidential campaign that ended before the first primaries.

  • We are all in this together.

  • But she is among the best-known Black women in American politics.

  • -This is our houseAnd may appeal to both moderates and liberals.

  • Her proponents hope her experience in law enforcement will help her face the unique challenges of the moment.

  • -I voted. -But her previous public feud with Biden could cast a shadow on their united front.

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What You Need to Know About Kamala Harris | 2020 Elections

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