Kamala Harris says she was raised to fix problems like Washington

WASHINGTON - Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., who is eyeing a 2020 White House bid, said Tuesday that she was raised to fix problems and that her late mother would consider Washington to be a "hot mess."

Harris appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America" to promote her new book, "The Truths We Hold." Her book tour is widely viewed as a soft launch of a presidential campaign.

article continues below

During the interview, Harris relayed that she was "raised by a very strong mother," whom she called "mommy." In her book, Harris wrote that when faced with hard decisions, she has always asked herself, "What would mommy think?"

That prompted host George Stephanopoulos to ask what Harris' mother would think of what's happening.

"I think she would say, 'What is going on down there? It is a hot mess,' " Harris said, laughing.

"And Kamala has to fix it?" Stephanopoulos asked.

"Well, yeah," Harris replied. "I was raised that when you see a problem, you don't complain about it; you go and you do something about it."

She added: "I think this is that moment, and I believe for all of us, history will say, and our children and our grandchildren will ask, 'At that inflection moment, where were you and what did you do in service of your family, your neighborhood, your community and your country?' "

Harris said earlier in the interview that she was not prepared to announce a decision about whether she is running for president.

Read Related Topics

Comments

NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Prince George Citizen welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. Comments that contain external links will not be permitted. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus

YOUR ASSESSMENT POLL

What do you think of your property assessment?

or  view results

Sign Up For Our e-Newsletter!
  • 97/16

    Prince George's Weekly News

Popular Citizen

Community Event Calendar


Find out what's happening in your community and submit your own local events.

Lowest Gas Prices in Prince George
Prince George Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.com