Politics has long been a man’s world. Even now that we've made some progress against sexism, women are expected to be overly grateful just for getting a seat at the table—and if they find themselves speaking out of turn or ruffling a few feathers, they might just be silenced. Remember when Elizabeth Warren was told she couldn't read a letter from Coretta Scott King about Jeff Sessions out loud?
But while Donald Trump has been making himself (somewhat) at home in the White House, a senator from California has been making enormous strides towards the 2020 Presidential race.
Kamala Harris, the first black and Indian-American senator from the state of California, is making a name for herself among Democrats, according to CNN.
Her experience—as district attorney for the city of San Francisco, attorney general for California, and now junior senator for California—has shown voters and Senate members that she could easily handle a run for the White House.
While Harris has denied rumors that she's seeking to run in 2020, her vocal disapproval of the current administration makes a lot of people think she'd be a great candidate, according to Politico.
There have been examples of her strong stance just this week—On Wednesday, she was told to be more courteous after she questioned Trump's deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, too aggressively during a hearing. The Cut points out that no other senator was rebuked, and that Harris was the only woman of color on the committee. The uncomfortable exchange led to a viral video and a fundraising letter from her team, titled, “They told me to be courteous,” Politco reports. Her pitch read: “...here is the truth: I will not be silenced. We will not be silenced. The American people, who deserve the truth, will not be silenced. Not when the faith and integrity of our democracy is at stake.”
Whether or not Harris plans to run for the office of Presidency in 2020, her fierce dedication to a better America is inspiring and empowering, and we can't wait to see what she does next.