California Senator Kamala Harris said she’s not against the idea of possibly running against President Trump when asked about her political future.
Harris sat down in a full interview with MSNBC’s Kassie Hunt on Sunday and said her current concerns are the 2018 midterm elections.
“I mean, listen, right now, I’m focused on this. I’m focused on a lot of other things,” the senator said. “I’m focused on a lot of other things as a higher priority than running for president.”
Hunt pressed Harris a little more about a 2020 presidential bid and possibly being a contender against Trump. “I’m not ruling it out,” she told the host.
“We’ve got to critically re-examine ICE and its role and the way that it is being administered and the work it is doing,” she added. “We probably need to think about starting from scratch.”
Harris is the former attorney general of California and was elected to her Senate seat in 2016. Born of two immigrants from Jamaica and India, the senator has been extremely vocal about immigration policies enforced by Trump’s administration. Including the recent “zero tolerance” approach happening at the border now that separates immigrant children and parents from one another.
The California senator described the immigration policy as “a crime against humanity” after visiting the Otay Mesa Detention Center Friday morning in San Diego, right across from the Mexican border.
“We don’t have to separate families,” Harris added. “This president is someone who is dividing the country and sadly gets a lot of applause.”