Kamala Harris’ New Campaign Is “That Little Girl Was Me” T-shirt – Sen. Kamala Harris’ campaign capitalized on her viral debate moment with Joe Biden on Thursday night, offering a “That little girl was me” T-shirt available via her campaign website.
Kamala Harris’ New Campaign Is “That Little Girl Was Me” T-shirt:
Kamala Harris, Biden and eight other Democratic candidates running for president took part in the second night of debates in Miami on Thursday.
In the Democratic debate in Miami, Kamala Harris pointed Biden’s decades-ago work with segregationist senators, explaining that she was a member of only the second class of black children in California to be bused to school in an effort to force desegregation.
“There was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools and she was bused to school everyday, and that little girl was me,” she said.
Kamala Harris’ New Campaign tweeted a photo of a young Harris and an accompanying caption, “There was a little girl in California who was bused to school. That little girl was me.”
By Friday morning, the photo of Harris as a young girl was emblazoned on a T-shirt, selling on her website for $29.99. The back of the tee listed Harris’ campaign website.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) June 28, 2019
“Trump has not gone after Harris so far because she has not been polling as well as Biden, Sanders and (Elizabeth) Warren,” said Lauren Wright, teacher of courses on the American presidency and women and politics at Princeton University.
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Harris “took charge and looked like the leader in several key instances,” Wright said. “Launching an attack on a competitor in the midst of the debate and pulling it off is very difficult. It takes practice, timing, and a degree of confidence and comfort in a high-pressure situation.”
“If segregationists had their way, I would not be a member of the United States Senate today, I would not be a top contender to be president of the United States,” Harris said Friday.
Kamala Harris was one of two candidates of raising their hands in connection with the question at Thursday night’s debate that if they would reduce of private health insurance, but the California senator said Friday she’d misunderstood the question.
“No,” Harris told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” when asked if she’d work to abolish private health insurance in favor of “Medicare for All” if elected president. And Harris answered that she tried to clarify her position about the role of private insurance under her plan, something that has become a pattern in recent months as Democratic candidates look to navigate politically charged questions about Medicare for All’s policy implications. She supports a single-payer Medicare for All bill by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., that would put all Americans on a more generous version of Medicare.