Indian-origin US Senator Kamala Harris to announce presidential bid for 2020
Kamala Harris, the first Indian-origin US Senator, has said last month that she will decide whether to consider a presidential bid in 2020 during the holiday season and claimed it to be a decision she will take with the consent of her family.
However, sources close to her told KCBS Radio that she has decided to seek the 2020 Democratic nomination for president and will formally announce the bid to White House on or around Martin Luther King day.
Kamala D. Harris, 54 was sworn in as a United States Senator for California, the second African-American woman and first Indian-American senator in history. She serves on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, the Select Committee on Intelligence, the Committee on the Judiciary, and the Committee on the Budget.
Inspired by her mother, Shyamala, an Indian-American immigrant, activist, and breast cancer researcher, she has spent her entire life-fighting injustice. She is being long being considered as a potential candidate for the 2020 Democratic nominations.
Harris has also mentioned during her appearance at CNN that she thinks the U.S. is ready for a woman of color to be president. While nothing is official yet and it is speculated that she will be announcing it soon probably in Oakland, where she was born and began her law career. Meanwhile, she is seen promoting her memoir which was published recently.