Kamala Harris' Town Hall Breaks CNN Ratings Records

She's already making history with this campaign.

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| January 30 2019,

1:11 pm

"Monday night's CNN Town Hall with Senator Kamala Harris was the most watched cable news single candidate election town hall ever," CNN wrote in a press release.

Politico reported the former California attorney general addressed several policy objectives such as endorsing the “Green New Deal” to combat climate change. Harris also accused President Trump of using the lives of immigrants for political gain and chastised the president’s demand to build the border wall.

During the discussion with CNN host Jake Tapper, the 54-year-old shared that with her "Medicare for All" initiative she hopes to eliminate private health insurance.

"Well, listen, the idea is that everyone gets access to medical care. And you don't have to go through the process of going through an insurance company, having them give you approval, going through the paperwork, all of the delay that may require," Harris revealed.

She also advocated against gun violence, citing the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

"Enough is enough. We cannot wait for the next tragedy to act on gun violence," she tweeted along with a clip of her speech.

Just one day after the Martin Luther King Jr. Day announcement of her presidential candidacy, Harris raised $1.5 million in grassroots fundraising. In 2015, former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders raised the same amount just 24 hours after announcing his presidential candidacy.



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