Perhaps nobody who can shut ‘em down with questions quite like Senator Kamala Harris can. Her exceptional prosecutorial skills are often on display during Senate hearings and when those in the hot seat are testifying. Unfortunately, her track record as a prosecutor and as attorney general in the state of California is also why many of us are having a difficult time fully supporting her. Locking up more Black folks and not supporting certain criminal justice reform policies gives me some pause. It’s true that Harris has an incredible platform for the 2020 campaign. She signed on as a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal, supports marijuana legalization, co-sponsored Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All bill, has a plan to give teachers an average pay increase of $13,500, advocates for a middle-class tax cut and more.
Tiffany Cross teams up with theGrio to bring you all you need to know from Capitol Hill. ByTiffany Cross -June 25, 2019
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., pauses while speaking during a forum on Friday, June 21, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) WASHINGTON (AP) — Days before the first Democratic presidential debates, Sen. Bernie Sanders and House progressives rolled out legislation to cancel all student debt, going farther than a signature proposal by Sen.
Cory Booker’s supporters have spent months waiting for a moment when the charismatic senator could break through a crowded field of Democratic presidential candidates. That opening came when Joe Biden clumsily talked about segregationists, prompting Booker to push back at his 2020 rival to great effect. The New Jersey senator called on Biden to apologize Wednesday after the former vice president nostalgically referenced the “civility” he maintained during his time in the Senate with two segregationist Democrats in the 1970s despite their vast distance in ideology. After Biden pushed back, saying Booker should apologize to him because the senator “knows better,” Booker called for the Democratic Party to choose a presidential nominee who can be “sensitive” to the “hurt and pain” caused by Biden noting that the two senators had called him “son” instead of “boy,” a reference to the racist way many whites addressed black men at the time.
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA - JUNE 21: After delivering their speeches, members of the Democratic presidential field join together on stage at Rep.
Condoleezza Rice visits 'FOX And Friends' at FOX Studios on November 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images) Condoleezza Rice says she doesn’t believe racism has gotten worse in America under Donald Trump’s presidency.
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) A group of Democratic voters who previously cast their ballot for President Obama, explained to CNN’s Alisyn Camerota why they crossed party lines and voted for President Donald Trump in 2016. Although some of the panelists did support Trump, a number of them said they don’t plan to do the same thing in 2020, CNN reports.
Joe Biden is still taking heat for comments many thought were his attempt to normalize working with segregationists. The 2020 Presidential contender took heat from political opponent Cory Booker who demanded he apologize for stomping for segregationist senators the late Sens. James Eastland and Herman Talmadge who Biden claimed to have worked with, despite their racist views. However, this week, Whoopi Goldberg took Biden’s side and defended him on The View by cautioning people to be careful when trying to characterize the former vice president as a racist, Yahoo reports. BIDEN DEFENDS WORKING WITH SEGREGATIONISTS: Former VP Joe Biden is under fire about finding consensus as he worked as a senator alongside Southern Democrats with opposing views, including those who supported segregation – the co-hosts weigh in.
On today’s episode of DC360, Grio special correspondent Tiffany Cross discusses Congresswoman Ilhan Omar introduces “No Shame At School Act;” Black Girl 44 Scholarship;” More than four million people may not be counted in the 2020 U.S. Census; and Tiffany’s Take: Ultra White Adidas. For all the latest political news that matters to our community, watch new episodes of DC360 on Tuesdays and Thursdays and follow Tiffany Cross on Twitter.