In a race that is already crowded with Democrat contenders, Sen. Kamala Harris is now throwing her hat in the ring as well.
Harris made the declaration while appearing on “Good Morning America.”
“I love my country. I love my country,” she said. “This is a moment in time that I feel a sense of responsibility to stand up and fight for the best of who we are.”
54 year-old Harris said she was inspired to make the announcement in conjunction with Martin Luther King Jr. Day and spoke of her appreciation.
“The thing about Dr. King that always inspires me is that he was aspirational. He was aspirational like our country is aspirational. We know that we’ve not yet reached those ideals. But our strength is that we fight to reach those ideals,” the senator said. “So today, the day we celebrate Dr. King, is a very special day for all of us as Americans and I’m honored to be able to make my announcement on the day we commemorate him.”
If elected Harris would be both the first woman and the first woman of color to be voted assume the presidency.