February 18, 2019

NOT A BERNIE SIS:

Kamala Harris Tells New Hampshire: 'I Am Not a Democratic Socialist' ( Katharine Q. Seelye, Feb. 18, 2019, NY Times)

The exchange involving Mr. Sanders, the independent senator from neighboring Vermont who won the 2016 primary here with 60 percent of the vote, came after a question about whether Ms. Harris would have to tack left like Mr. Sanders to do well in the New Hampshire primary next year.

"The people of New Hampshire will tell me what's required to compete in New Hampshire, but I will tell you I am not a democratic socialist," she said. Mr. Sanders describes himself as a democratic socialist, a label that some prominent Democrats have also embraced, including Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

"I believe that what voters do want is they want to know that whoever is going to lead, understands that in America today not everyone has an equal opportunity and access to a path to success," she added.

Ms. Harris holds a mix of liberal and more moderate policy positions, and she has been criticized by some on the left for her criminal justice record as a prosecutor and attorney general in California.

Awfully late for a first visit.

Posted by at February 18, 2019 5:32 PM

  

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