Kamala Harris, mute on 2020 ambitions, slams Trump’s ‘immoral’ policies, seeks ban on ‘weapons of war’

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., remained mute about her 2020 ambitions Thursday during a town hall meeting in her home state, but attacked the Trump administration’s immigration policies as “immoral” and said she supports a ban on “weapons of war.” “This administration, as far as I’m concerned, has put a target on California’s back and we’re going to need to fight this,” Harris told a crowd of more than 1,000 people in the San Fernando Valley, many of whom were young students, the Los Angeles Daily News reported. She criticized the administration’s zero-tolerance policy on illegal immigration, which has led to at least 1,300 children being separated from parents who attempted to cross the border illegally. “It’s immoral,” she said. “And let’s be clear, government should be in the business of keeping families together, not tearing them apart.” Harris received praise from progressives after her heated confrontation with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen last month, in which she took the Trump administration official to task over the issue. But Nielsen denied the administration is intentionally splitting the families, explaining to Harris that parents who attempted to enter the country illegally may lose their children if they face charges or jail time, as according to the existing U.S. laws that precede the election of Trump. Harris, California’s junior U.S. senator, isn’t facing re-election this year, but her town hall was held just days before Tuesday’s primary election in the state — which Democrats hope will help solidify their domination in […]

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