Kamala Harris Wore The Dopest Tribute To Lena Waithe At A Pride Parade And Somehow, We All Feel Seen
June 26, 2018 at 2:39 pm
When Sen. Kamala Harris stepped out at a California pride parade, you best believe she did it right. Lena Waithe shared a photo of the California congresswoman wearing a shirt inspired by Waithe's Met Gala ensemble in which she donned a rainbow cape.
Waithe posted the picture of Harris on Instagram Tuesday.
"I’m just gonna assume I’ll be invited to the inauguration," Waithe wrote as the caption.
The Instagram post is timely for a number of reasons. In recent days, there have been talks about Harris possibly running for president against President Donald Trump in 2020.
She has become a rising star in the Democratic party for her criticism of the Trump administration and championing of marginalized groups.
However, with the increased enthusiasm around her 2020 campaign, Harris said she's focused on the 2018 midterm elections. "I'm focused on a lot of other things as a higher priority" than running for president, she said during an interview Sunday on MSNBC's "KasieDC."
Donning a blue blazer over a white shirt with a minimalist image of Waithe wrapped in a gay pride flag, Harris shows that she is an ally to the LGBTQIA community.
As the country continues to deal with ongoing immigration and family separation policies, Harris has been vocal about the Trump's inability to make the situation better.
"We've got to critically re-examine ICE and its role and the way that it is being administered and the work it is doing," she said. "We probably need to think about starting from scratch."
She will be one of a handful of Democratic senators including Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Cory Booker of New Jersey who may run for president.