Kamala Harris Vows to Get Rid of Private HealthCare

Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris, of California, speaks as she formally launches her presidential campaign at a rally in her hometown of Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019.

By launching her campaign early - a year before any primary votes are cast - the California lawmaker leapfrogs several party luminaries waiting in the wings, and a few already in the race, to become the de facto frontrunner. Her campaign reported raising $1.5 million from roughly 38,000 donors during the first 24 hours after she announced her campaign on January 21. She also embraced nationalized health care insurance to the extent that she gladly stated that she would "eliminate" private insurance - you know, the insurance upon which the vast majority of Americans rely.

Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of NY and Elizabeth Warren of MA, who have taken steps toward presidential bids of their own, also have been confronted with questions about potential liabilities during appearances in Iowa this month.

But Democrats, honing in on President Trump's personal unpopolarity, apparently mistake the public rejection of Trump's personal foibles for public warmth toward full-scale Leftism.

She said she is running "with faith in God, with fidelity to country, and with the fighting spirit I got from my mother".

Shortly after announcing her candidacy on Martin Luther King Jr.

"We are here because the American Dream and our American democracy are under attack and on the line like never before", Harris said Sunday. "Of the people. For all the people". Day that she is officially throwing her hat into the ring and seeking the Democratic nomination for the presidency in 2020.

Senators Elizabeth Warren, of MA, and Kirsten Gillibrand, of NY, have announced exploratory committees.

Meanwhile, President Trump said yesterday that former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz did not have the "guts" to run for the presidency and questioned his intellect just 24 hours after he announced a possible White House bid. She pointed to the 2012 shooting rampage at a CT school that left 26 people - mostly children - dead and said members of Congress should have been forced into a room to view the autopsy photos and then been asked to "vote your conscience".

President Donald Trump made addressing the VA crisis one of his top priorities during his first two years in office, especially with the VA Mission Act of 2018. "You can be in favor of the Second Amendment and also understand that there is no reason in a civil society that we have assault weapons around communities that can kill babies and police officers", Harris said.

Harris, a former prosecutor and attorney general in California, chose her slogan because "Kamala Harris, for the people" was the phrase she would say in court.

He waved away concerns that a "tweet-storm" from Mr Trump would follow his appearance, saying: "I think, like most people, I've become bored with President Trump and his tweets".

"I'm going to go with someone who could win nationally", he said. Senators Cory Booker, of New Jersey, Sherrod Brown, of Ohio, Amy Klobuchar, of Minnesota, and Bernie Sanders, of Vermont, may also run.