[Ed. – And she knows just the woman of color for the job.]
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) on Tuesday said that she believes the U.S. is “absolutely” ready for a woman of color to be president.
Harris made the remarks during an appearance on ABC’s “The View” to promote her new memoir, “The Truths We Hold: An American Journey.”
“Is this country, after what [President] Trump has unleashed and what we have seen, ready for the first woman of color president?” one of the show’s hosts, Abby Huntsman, asked Harris.
“Absolutely,” Harris said. “Listen — I’m not saying that about myself, but I am saying that about the capacity of the American public.
“We need to give the American public more credit,” she said. “Give the people more credit. They are smarter than that.”
The conversation comes as Harris reportedly eyes a bid for the presidency. The California Democrat is launching a book tour and media blitz this week as speculation mounts over a possible 2020 White House campaign. She has said that she is “not prepared” to make any announcement yet.
Harris on “The View” said that she believes Americans look to leadership to see “commonality” rather than “if a leader is the gender or the race that we prefer.”