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Harris is the fourth prominent woman to join the race, behind Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. She is also the first African American to enter the race, notes CNN. In fact, Harris is one of the most prominent black women in politics, per the New York Times.
“I love my country. I love my country,” she said. “This is a moment in time when I feel a sense of responsibility to stand up and fight.”
Harris, 54, was elected to the Senate in 2016, becoming only its second African-American woman. Prior to that, she served two terms as California’s attorney general. “Justice. Decency. Equality. Freedom. Democracy.
Edited from Newser.