Politics Whatever happened to Kamala Harris?
Kamala Harris slammed for 'copying' Melania Trump's Timberland boots
Kamala Harris turned heads wearing camel colored Timberland boots during a visit to the California wildfires on Tuesday, but some slammed her for copying Melania Trump's style.The Democratic Vice President candidate and Governor Gavin Newsom walked through the wreckage of the Creek Fire and toured a Red Cross evacuation center on Tuesday.
Kamala Harris was widely thought to be .
The former prosecutor earned a reputation, such as her grilling of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his 2018 confirmation hearing and even, awkwardly, last summer.
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But the California senator has kept a conspicuously low-profile since Labor Day, declining to make news-shaping statements or upstaging the two-term vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential nominee.
Harrisand has led the campaign’s minority voter outreach efforts. However, it’s her light footprint on the trail that’s now starting to receive attention.
NBC News reporter Deepa Shivaram, for instance, called out Harris’s lack of media access this week in a tweet.
“A reminder that it has been 42 days since Harris was tapped as the VP pick. There are 42 days until election day. The senator has not once formally taken questions from the press,” Shivaram wrote Tuesday.
North Carolina woman still missing two years after she left baby with family reportedly to visit sick mother in Mexico
Nancy Troche Garcia, 28, was last seen in Asheboro, North Carolina on May 20, 2018, when she dropped her baby off with the baby’s father. She then reportedly went to the father’s sister’s house nearby and asked her if she would help care for the baby since she would be traveling to Mexico to care for her sick mother. But her mother told police that she was not sick and there were no plans for Nancy to come to Mexico. Nancy’s burgundy 2001 ChevyNancy was last seen on May 20, 2018, in Asheboro, North Carolina. She was 28 years old at the time.
Shivaram noted in a follow-up tweet that she was referring to Harris not answering queries in an official conference setting.
Harris got in some hot water when she said in a CNN interview earlier this month that she doesn’t trust Trump alone on a. Critics said .
And in a Today show sit-down, she beat Biden in.
Yet in most of her public appearances and interviews, Harris has hardly strayed from campaign talking points.
"I haven’t read it fully yet, but there's no question that Breonna Taylor and her family deserve justice yesterday, today, and tomorrow,” she told congressional reporters Wednesday after a Louisville, Kentucky, grand jury charged an ex-detective, tangentially related to Taylor’s death.
Is 8 enough? Court vacancy could roil possible election case
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death has left the Supreme Court shorthanded during a polarizing presidential campaign in which President Donald Trump has already suggested he may not accept the outcome and the court could be called on to step in and decide the fate of the nation. It's the second time in four years that a justice has died during an election year, though that eight-justice court was not asked to referee any election disputes in 2016. Today, both sides have armies of lawyers ready to take the outcome to court.
Part of the strategy behind Harris’s minimal profile could be to ensure that. Her septuagenarian teammate has stumbled on the stump, attracting criticism for .
And laying low helps insulate Harris from critics asking who is directing their partnership.
When Biden offered Harris the job, he told her she would always be the last person in the room before he made any major decision. Republican messaging accuses Harris of, amplifying recent mistakes from both Biden and Harris in which they accidentally refer to a . She and Biden also issued separate statements last week to mark Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death.
But Republican strategist Cesar Conda, who used to advise former Vice President Dick Cheney, attributed Harris’s downsized role to electoral politics.
“I think they have figured out that Harris and her extreme liberal profile is a liability in the handful of critical Midwestern states that they must win,” he told the Washington Examiner.
Maya Rudolph scores Guest Actress in a Comedy Emmy for turn as Kamala Harris on SNL
The actress beat out herself in the same category for her role on The Good Place. The former Saturday Night Live cast member won the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series award for her portrayal of Senator — and now vice presidential candidate — Kamala Harris on the long-running sketch show. Notably, Rudolph beat herself for the award, as she was also nominated in the category for her performance on NBC's The Good Place. Nor did her nominations end there: Rudolph scored her first Emmy win on Thursday, for her vocal performance on Netflix's Big Mouth.
Harris is set to become a central figure in the Senate as the chamber considers whomever President Trump picks as his third Supreme Court appointee on Saturday. Harris still sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Republicans on the panel will help shepherd Trump’s nominee through the confirmation process. It was Harris’s pressing of Kavanaugh that catapulted her to national prominence, following up her performance during other hearings, including with Attorney General Bill Barr.
Harris’ pared-down campaign schedule still echoes Biden’s though.
Biden and Harris’s quiet bid may be exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic and other responsibilities, such as debate preparation. The Trump campaign has largely ignored COVID-19 public health restrictions. Yet similar time pressures haven’t stopped Trump or Vice President Mike Pence notching up significant air miles as they crisscross the country looking to shore up support.
Biden has organized very few multistate days on his public itinerary. Meanwhile, Trump will visit Florida, Georgia, and Virginia on Friday.
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Obama to join Kamala Harris for 2 Democratic fundraisers .
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama will join Kamala Harris for a pair of fundraisers next week in support of the Democratic ticket, the pair's first events together since Harris became Joe Biden's running mate. The two will team up for a grassroots fundraiser focused on low-dollar donations and a high-dollar event on Oct. 2, according to a campaign aide with knowledge of the events who was not authorized to discuss them publicly. Both will be virtual. The campaign released a video of the two chatting over video about campaigning and Biden earlier this month.