'Blink if you're running for president': Kamala Harris stays mum on her potential 2020 plans
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- Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California dropped more hints about her rumored 2020 presidential bid during an interview with KTTV newsman Elex Michaelson on Friday.
- "I know that we've said that you cannot say anything about it ... but they didn't say anything about body language, so blink if you're running for president," Michaelson said with a grin.
- He added: "I think I saw a blink."
- Harris laughed it off: "I'm going to ... just keep my eyes open and not even blink," she said.
Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California dropped more hints about her rumored 2020 presidential bid during an interview with KTTV newsman Elex Michaelson on Friday."I know that we've said that you cannot say anything about it ... but they didn't say anything about body language, so blink if you're running for president," Michaelson said with a grin.
Harris was inside the Senate building during the interview that aired Friday night. Per Senate rules, she could not openly discuss any potential campaign matters. So, she laughed off Michaelson's inquiry instead."I'm going to ... just keep my eyes open and not even blink," Harris said.
Harris embarked on a book tour in support of her memoir, "The Truths We Hold: An American Journey." She made numerous media appearances during her trip but has yet to officially declare her candidacy for the 2020 presidential election.Harris joked about it on ABC's "The View" earlier in January, saying "I'm pleased to announce on 'The View' that I'm not ready to make my announcement,""I'm very tempted, but I'm not yet ready," she said.
Harris, an Indian American and a first-term senator, has exploded in popularity among Democrats in recent months, particularly after scrutinizing Trump's immigration policies and political nominees, namely Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
The Democrat made headlines for her intense line of questioning during Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing to the Supreme Court and demanded the FBI to thoroughly investigate the sexual-misconduct allegations his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, leveled against him.Prior to becoming a senator, Harris served as California's attorney general as well as the district attorney of San Francisco.
Watch a clip from Harris' interview here »
She blinked! She's running!- Elex Michaelson (@Elex_Michaelson) January 19, 2019
While inside the Senate, ethics rules prohibit officials from discussing future campaigns.
So, I tried a creative way for @KamalaHarris to confirm her 2020 presidential plans.
Our full interview is on "The Issue Is:" 10:30p @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/D34Dr7M9rI
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