FIRM STANCE

Sen. Kamala Harris: ‘I Am Not a Democratic Socialist’

On Monday, 2020 contender Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) told New Hampshire voters that she doesn't consider herself a democratic socialist. “The people of New Hampshire will tell me what’s required to compete in New Hampshire, but I will tell you I am not a democratic socialist,” Harris said, according to The New York Times. “I believe that what voters do want is they want to know that whoever is going to lead, understands that in America today not everyone has an equal opportunity and access to a path to success.” Other prominent politicians, like Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), have embraced the label as a shift left of more moderate policies and viewpoints. Harris is reportedly known for her mix of liberal and moderate positions. According to the Times, Sanders is preparing to announce his entrance in to the 2020 presidential race after being defeated by Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016.