First Indian-origin Senator Kamala Harris Monday officially launched her campaign for the US presidential election in 2020, saying she was “honored” to announce her bid on a day when Americans celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day who sought inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi.
A vocal critic of President Donald Trump, Harris, 54, is the fourth Democrat to join the battle for the party’s nomination in the 2020 election.
“I am running for president,” Harris said in a tweet along with a simultaneously released video message. “Kamala Harris: For the People” is the theme of her campaign. If elected, she would be the first woman and woman of colour to be the president of the United States.
“I love my country. This is a moment in time that I feel a sense of responsibility to stand up and fight for the best of who we are,” she told the ABC News.