All eyes are on Kamala Harris after her sensational performance during last week’s Democratic candidate debate. After earning $2 million online just 24 hours following the primary debate, the presidential hopeful has garnered the support of two Congressional Black Caucus members.
Representatives Bobby Rush of Illinois and Frederica Wilson of Florida have officially endorsed Harris for her presidential bid, bringing her total CBC backing count to six.
“[Harris is] the only candidate prepared to fight for all Americans against a Trump Administration that has left them behind,” said Rush, who will serve as Harris’ campaign chair in Illinois.
The representative has also criticized presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden for his work alongside Southern segregationists, telling Politico that Biden is “wholly out of touch and woefully ignorant of the nuances of the Black American experience.”
In a memorable moment during the debate on Thursday, Harris challenged Biden’s oppositional views on school integration and federally ordered busing.
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“You know, 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 every day. And that little girl was me.”
With Harris’ endorsements from the CBC, which has more than 50 members, she increases her advantage in the Democratic presidential primary. The next Democratic debate will be in Detroit on July 30 and 31.